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|Table 2: Age-standardised mortality rates for chronic lung disease, coronary heart disease and cancer( 1, 2) , Eastbourne local authority, 1996 to 2005( 3)|
|Deaths per 100,000|
|Chronic lung disease||Coronary heart disease||Cancer|
|(1) Age-standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population, standardised to the European Standard Population. Age-standardised rates are used to allow comparison between populations which may contain different proportions of people of different ages.|
(2) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for 1996 to 2000 (codes 490-494 and 496 for chronic lung disease, 410-414 for coronary heart disease, 140-208 for cancer), and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for 2001 to 2005 (codes J40-J47 for chronic lung disease, I20-I25 for coronary heart disease, C00-C97 excluding C44 for cancer). The introduction of ICD-10 in 2001 means that the number of deaths from each cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years.
(3) Using local authority boundaries as of 2005 for deaths for all years shown.
In addition, over the last 12 months Treasury Ministers and officials have met with the Dubai International Financial Exchange, Euronext (and LIFFE), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, ICE Futures, the London Metal Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, Nymex Europe, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Virt-x.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) discussions and (b) meetings have taken place between (i) officials and (ii) Ministers in his Department and the Office of Fair Trading on the OFT investigation of default charges on (A) credit cards and (B) bank current accounts. 
Ed Balls: No meetings have taken place between Treasury Ministers and the OFT to discuss these investigations. Officials have discussed both the investigation into credit card default charges and the investigation into bank account default charges with the OFT on a purely informative basis as part of wider discussions on competition inquiries into the banking sector. The OFT is an independent competition and consumer protection authority and considers cases on the basis of the objective information that it collects.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) males and (b) females who defined themselves as Irish (i) of pensionable age, (ii) aged over 75 and (iii) aged over 80 were resident in each ward in the UK on the last date for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many (a) males and (b) females who defined themselves as Irish (i) of pensionable age, (ii) aged over 75 and (iii) aged over 80 were resident in each ward in the UK. (107701)
The number of people resident in each ward in England and Wales, who described their ethnicity to be Irish, by sex and 5-year age groups, is available in table SI01 on the DVD Standard Tables for Wards in England and Wales, which is available in the House of Commons Library and also on request from2001 Census Customer Services [firstname.lastname@example.org].
The equivalent table for Scotland is S235, which has been placed in the House of Commons Library.
Unlike England and Wales and Scotland, the ethnic question in the 2001 Northern Ireland Census did not include a separate "Irish" tick box response option. Accordingly, comparable figures cannot be provided for Northern Ireland.
John Healey: The Government will do so shortly, although a summary of responses was published at the pre-Budget report. A list of organisations and individuals who responded to the consultation is available on the Treasury website.
John Healey: The Treasury has not commissioned specific research into the impact of secondary markets on the cost of PFI contracts. However, chapter seven of the Treasury publication PFI: Strengthening Long Term Partnerships (published March 2006, www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/budget/budget.06/other-documents/bud-bud06-odpfi.cfm) sets out the Government's view on secondary equity markets in relation to PFI.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) running costs, (b) expenses claimed by members, (c) salaries paid, (d) cost of the production of reports, (e) cost of Departmental staff
working time and (f) other costs were of the Social Investment Taskforce in the last year for which figures are available. 
The taskforce members were selected for their expertise and all were unpaid. The taskforce was resourced by the UK Social Investment Forum, the Development Trusts Association and the New Economics Foundation. Treasury officials attended all four taskforce meetings in an observing capacity.
Ed Balls: Since July 2006, six households connected with listed individuals have had their benefit payments restricted in accordance with the policy outlined in my written statement of 3 July 2006. In addition, over the last 12 months, we have licensed benefits payments for two listed individuals and issued 37 licences in relation to other payments, 35 of which are for legal expenses. Licences have been issued under both the terrorism and al-Qaeda sanctions regimes, in accordance with our international legal obligations, and have included appropriate safeguards to prevent funds being diverted to terrorism.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely change in revenue between 2005-06 and 2006-07 as a result of stamp duty thresholds for (a) 3 per cent. duty and (b) 4 per cent. duty on residential properties remaining unchanged. 
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the likely annual reduction in revenue that would result from a 0 per cent. stamp duty rate for zero carbon homes, based on the current numbers of zero carbon homes; 
Ed Balls: The 2006 pre-Budget report, announced a time-limited stamp duty exemption for the vast majority of new zero carbon homes. Full details of this exemption will be published at the time of the 2007 Budget.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect on the income generated to the Exchequer has resulted from the amendments to betting duty announced in measure 33 of his 2003 Budget report since 2003. 
John Healey: The Valuation Office Agency does not have a computer-assisted mass appraisal system. It has developed only an automated valuation model. Therefore the issue of compatibility with the national identity register does not arise.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future of accident and emergency services at (a) Northwick Park hospital and (b) Central Middlesex hospital. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: This is a matter for the local national health service. However, NHS London has advised that in May 2006 the North West London hospitals NHS trust board, of which Northwick Park hospital and Central Middlesex hospital are both part, discussed options for reconfiguring services between the two hospital sites while reviewing the strategic outline case for redevelopment of Northwick Park hospital.
We understand that no decision was taken then and the trust and host PCTs, Harrow and Brent, have since launched a three-month discussion programme with local people and other stakeholders about how local health services should be delivered in future.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2006, Official Report, column 910W, on adult social care, if she will make it her policy to make explicit in the national minimum care standards for care homes Government advice that people need to drink six to eight glasses of fluid every day. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Validated information about ambulance services response times to emergency calls is collected each year by the Department on return KA34 and published annually. Copies are available in the Library and available on the information centre for health and social cares website at:
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulance paramedics and technicians were employed in each ambulance trust (a) on 11 September 2001 and (b) in each year since. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The following table shows the number of ambulance paramedics employed in each ambulance trust as at 30 September of each year since 2001. The work force census does not separately identify the number of ambulance technicians from the rest of the ambulance personnel staff group.
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