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Michael Gove: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 November 2006, Official Report, column 734W, on the Valuation Office Agency, and the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 18 January 2007, Official Report, column 1328W, for what reasons the automated valuation model is not defined as a full computer-assisted mass appraisal system. 
Dawn Primarolo: An automated valuation model is one component of a fully integrated computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) system. The latter would include, for example, a geographic information system, which the Valuation Office Agency does not have.
Michael Gove: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the most recent version of the advice given to the Valuation Office Agency staff on health and safety in the field, including guidance on surveying equipment. 
Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 23 March 2006, Official Report, column 531W. There has been no update to the document since it was placed in the Library.
Dawn Primarolo: The national youth volunteering organisation, v, is funded with up to £100 million, including a fund available to match contributions from business. As part of the match fund, HM Treasury allocated £0.5 million for v for the vcashpoint scheme in 2006-07, matching the equivalent contribution from HSBC.
Mike Penning: To ask the Prime Minister what his Office's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken down by costs relating to (a) television, (b) radio and (c) print media. 
The Prime Minister: For these purposes my Office forms part of the Cabinet Office. I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office (Mr. McFadden) on Wednesday 21 March, Official Report, column 957W.
The Prime Minister: My officials and I have meetings with a wide range of organisations and individuals on a wide range of subjects. Information relating to internal meetings, discussion and advice is not disclosed as to do so could harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.
Mr. Meacher: To ask the Prime Minister if he will meet representatives of servicemen and women from Iraq and Afghanistan and the families of the bereaved to discuss their treatment under the military covenant. 
In addition, I refer my right hon. Friend to the answers I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Chorley (Mr. Hoyle) and the right hon. Member for Witney (Mr. Cameron) at Prime Minister's questions on Wednesday 14 March, Official Report, columns 280-81.
Mr. Stewart Jackson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls in the (a) Peterborough
City Council area and (b) the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area (i) under 15 years of age and (ii) aged between 15 and 18 years of age had abortions in each year between 1997 and 2005; and if she will make a statement. 
|Abortions to women aged under 20( 1) , residents of Peterborough primary care trusts (PCTs)( 2 ) , 2002-05|
(1 )Data have previously been published in the above format. We are unable break the data down by age under 15 and 15-18 as this, in turn, would reveal small numbers (0-9 cases). This is in line with ONS guidance published in 2005.
(2 )PCTs for North Peterborough and South Peterborough are the nearest available areas to Peterborough city council area and the Peterborough and Stamford hospitals NHS foundation trust as data are published by PCT of the womans residence. Prior to 2002 there were no data published relating specifically to Peterborough.
(3 )Totals less than 10 are already published.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Committee on Toxicity investigating contaminated air events plans to carry out a full scale epidemiological survey of UK airline crews. 
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to hospital with an alcohol-related diagnosis via accident and emergency departments involving children under the age of 18 years there were in (a) the former Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority area, (b) the East of England Strategic Health Authority area, (c) the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust area and (d) the Suffolk Primary Care Trust area in each year since 1997. 
Caroline Flint: The following table shows the number of all diagnosis count of finished in-year admission episodes for children aged 17 and under, admitted via accident and emergency (A&E) departments for an alcohol related illness, by patients, primary care trust (PCT)/strategic health authority (SHA) of residence and West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust covering the period 1997-98 to 2005-06. This is the latest data available.
|Admission method: emergency: via A&E services, including the casualty department of the provider; or Emergency: other means, including patients who arrive via the A&E department of another provider|
|Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire SHA of residence||East of England SHA area of residence( 1)||Suffolk PCT area of residence( 2)||West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust|
|(1 )East of England SHA area includes the following:|
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire SHA;
Essex SHA; and
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire SHA.
(2 )Suffolk PCT area includes the following:
Suffolk Coastal PCT;
Central Suffolk PCT; and
Suffolk West PCT.
Finished in-year admissions.
A finished in-year admission is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider, excluding admissions beginning before 1 April at the start of the data year. Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
PCT and SHA data quality
PCT and SHA data was added to historic data-years in the HES database using 2002-03 boundaries, as a one-off exercise in 2004. The quality of the data on PCT of treatment and SHA of treatment is poor in 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99, with over a third of all finished episodes having missing values in these years. Data quality of PCT of general practitioner (GP) practice and SHA of GP practice in 1997-98 and 1998-99 is also poor, with a high proportion missing values where practices changed or ceased to exist. There is less change in completeness of the residence-based fields over time, where the majority of unknown values are due to missing postcodes on birth episodes. Users of time series analysis including these years need to be aware of these issues in their interpretation of the data.
All diagnoses count of episodes
These figures represent a count of all finished in year admission episodes where the diagnosis was mentioned in any of the 14 (seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in a HES record.
Diagnosis (primary diagnosis)
The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 14 (7 prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the HES data set and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.
As well as the primary diagnosis, there are up to 13 (6 prior to 2002-03) secondary diagnosis fields in HES that show other diagnoses relevant to the episode of care.
Alcohol related diagnoses: ICD-10 codes
F10 Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol;
K70 Alcoholic liver disease;
T51 Toxic effect of alcohol
HES are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS PCTs in England. The Information Centre for Health and Social Care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain.
Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for Health and Social Care.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what trials were conducted in the UK between 1984 and 1986 to ascertain the efficacy of heat treatment for (a) commercial and (b) non-commercial VIII blood products; and if she will make a statement. 
Caroline Flint: Heat-treated Factor VIII and Factor IX produced by Bio Products Laboratory (BPL) in the mid 1980s were evaluated in several haemophilia centres in England and Wales. The results from these studies have been published by the investigators in medical journals.
BPL developed 8Y in 1985 and studies on the efficacy of BPLs heat treatment undertaken after 1986 showed that the process was very efficacious. Clinical trials and laboratory studies reported in 1985 had previously demonstrated the safety and clinical efficacy of the heat-treated product made by the Plasma Fractionation Laboratory of Churchill hospital Oxford, which was destined to become the BPL heat treated factor VIII product (8Y).
The report Self Sufficiency in Blood Products in England and Wales provides a section on heat treatment which contains information on trials undertaken by a number of commercial companies. The supporting references are all in the public domain.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the Department's internal audit report referred to in the answer of 23 May 2006, Official Report, column 1742W, on destroyed documents/blood products; and if she will make a statement; 
(2) by what date she expects her Department to finish its identification and review of all the documents currently held relating to the safety of blood products between 1970 and 1985; and if she will make a statement. 
Caroline Flint [holding answer 19 March 2007]: The report on the internal review of documents held by the Department relating to the safety of blood products between 1970 and 1985 is being finalised. This report will also take account of missing documents. We expect to complete the report shortly, and a copy will be placed in the Library.
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