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In addition, the use of animals in such research, or as sources for clinical animal to human transplantation requires appropriate authorisation under the terms of the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, which is the responsibility of the Home Office.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 prohibits mixing live human gametes with the live gametes of any animal, except in certain circumstances for testing the fertility or normality of human sperm. The Government have undertaken a wide-ranging review of the law on assisted reproduction and embryology and expects shortly to publish draft legislation for pre-legislative scrutiny.

West Sussex Primary Care Trust: Finance

Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the projected deficit of the West Sussex Primary Care Trust in the forthcoming financial year 2007-08 if the reconfiguration proposed in Fit for the Future was not to take place. [131338]

Caroline Flint: All national health service organisations are currently in the process of finalising their financial plans for 2007-08.

Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the deficit of the West Sussex Primary Care Trust is accounted for by secondary care. [131339]

Caroline Flint: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Wheelchairs: Waiting Lists

Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average waiting time was for provision of a powered wheelchair in each strategic health authority in each of the last five years; [128921]

(2) To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding was provided by each strategic health authority for the provision of electric-powered wheelchairs in each of the last five years. [128922]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Information about waiting times and funding for provision of electric-powered wheelchairs is not held centrally.

Funding for national health service wheelchair services comes from revenue funding to primary care
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trusts (PCTs). It is for each PCT to assess local need and allocate funds accordingly, as funding is not ring fenced.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: Ophthalmology

Miss Kirkbride: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints have been received in the last two years concerning eye surgery which took place at the (a) Alexandra and Princess of Wales, (b) Worcester Royal and (c) Kidderminster Hospital. [128840]

Andy Burnham: The information requested is not available centrally.

Treasury

Alcoholic Drinks

Mr. Crausby: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) average per capita and (b) total amount of alcohol consumed in the UK in each of the last five years. [130385]

John Healey: Available statistics are based on the clearances of alcohol products when they are released for consumption in the UK and become liable to duty. Figures on total alcohol clearances and alcohol clearances per adult can be found in the HM Revenue and Customs ‘Alcohol Factsheet’ section 2, tables 2.1 and 2.3, which are available from the HM Revenue and Customs website address at:

Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Mr. Evans: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in respect of how many deaths in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire alcohol was cited as the primary cause in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [130736]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 16 April 2007:


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Table 1. Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death( 1) . Ribble Valley local authority district and Lancashire county( 2) , 2001 to 2005( 3)
Deaths (persons)
Ribble Valley Lancashire

2001

5

179

2002

4

162

2003

5

171

2004

8

178

2005

8

198

(1 )Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The specific causes of death categorised as alcohol-related, and their corresponding ICD-10 codes, are shown in the following box.
(2 )Based on local authority boundaries as of 2007.
(3 )Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

Box 1. Alcohol-related causes of death—International Classification of Diseases., Tenth Revision (ICD-10)
Cause of death ICD-10 code(s)

Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol

F10

Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol

G31.2

Alcoholic polyneuropathy

G62.1

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy

I42.6

Alcoholic gastritis

K29.2

Alcoholic liver disease

K70

Chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified

K73

Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver (excl. Biliary cirrhosis)

K74 (excl. K74.3-K74.5)

Alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis

K86.0

Accidental poisoning by and exposure to alcohol

X45

Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to alcohol

X65

Poisoning by and exposure to alcohol, undetermined intent

Y15


Mr. Waterson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many deaths in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex alcohol was cited as the primary cause in each of the last 10 years. [130962]

John Healey: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 16 April 2007:


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Table 1: Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death( 1) , Eastbourne local authority and East Sussex county( 2) ,1996 to 2005( 3)
Deaths (persons)
Eastbourne East Sussex

1996

10

40

1997

7

42

1998

10

38

1999

9

36

2000

10

45

2001

17

65

2002

12

55

2003

13

57

2004

18

67

2005

22

61

(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for the years 1996 to 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for 2001 onwards. The specific causes of death categorised as alcohol-related, and their corresponding ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, are shown in the boxes below. The introduction of ICD-10 in 2001 means that the numbers of deaths from this cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years. (2) Based on local authority boundaries as of 2007. (3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

Box 1: Alcohol-related causes of death—International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9)
Cause of death ICD-9 code(s)

Alcoholic psychoses

291

Alcohol dependence syndrome

303

Non-dependent abuse of alcohol

305.0

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy

425.5

Alcoholic fatty liver

571.0

Acute alcoholic hepatitis

571.1

Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver

571.2

Alcoholic liver damage, unspecified

571.3

Chronic hepatitis

571.4

Cirrhosis of liver without mention of alcohol

571.5

Other chronic non-alcoholic liver disease

571.8

Unspecified chronic liver disease without mention of alcohol

571.9

Accidental poisoning by alcohol

E860


Box 2: Alcohol-related causes of death—International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)
Cause of death ICD-10 code(s)

Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol

F10

Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol

G31.2

Alcoholic polyneuropathy

G62.1

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy

I42.6

Alcoholic gastritis

K29.2

Alcoholic liver disease

K70

Chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified

K73

Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver (excluding Biliary cirrhosis)

K74(1)

Alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis

K86.0

Accidental poisoning by and exposure to alcohol

X45

Intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to alcohol

X65

Poisoning by and exposure to alcohol, undetermined intent

Y15

(1 )Excluding K74.3-K74.5.

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