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23. Judy Mallaber: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage primary care trusts to improve epilepsy services and in particular promote awareness of the risk of sudden deaths. 
Ann Keen: Through the Action Plan on Epilepsy, National Service Framework for Long-Term Conditions and National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance we have provided local national health service organisations with evidence-based markers of good practice to support service improvements. This includes an emphasis on supporting and empowering patients to manage their condition and mitigate the risk of sudden death.
Dawn Primarolo: The Department holds data on the total income of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire National Health Service Trust (Walsgrave Hospitals NHS Trust in 1999-2000) for the period 1999-2000 to 2005-06.
However, no assessment of these data have been undertaken by the Department as revenue allocations are made directly to primary care trusts (PCTs), not to NHS trusts or individual hospitals. NHS trusts receive most of their income through the commissioning arrangements they have with PCTs.
Dawn Primarolo: There is no specific work programme on peripheral arterial disease but a number of the Department's initiatives are relevant to the prevention or treatment of this condition. For example the Quality and Outcomes Framework of the general practitioner (GP) contract provide incentives for GPs to control key risk factors for peripheral arterial disease, such as smoking and hypertension.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The comprehensive spending review will be published in the autumn and will set the level of central Government funding for local government for 2008-09 to 2010-11, including for adult social care services.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol related deaths there have been amongst teenagers in the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years in (i) Hampshire and (ii) England. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many alcohol related deaths there have been amongst teenagers in the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years in (i) Hampshire and (ii) England. I am replying in her absence. (151008).
The attached table provides the number of deaths of persons aged 13 to 19 with an alcohol-related underlying cause in (a) 2006 (the latest year available) and (b) the five year period 2002 to 2006, in (i) Hampshire county and (ii) England.
|Table 1: Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death( 1) , persons aged 13 to 19, Hampshire and England( 2) , 2006 and 2002-06( 3)|
|(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 : Alcohol-related causes of death International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)|
|Cause of death||ICD-10 code(s)|
We have carried out two Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol Campaigns (the most recent of which included a 10-week operational phase which concluded on 13 July) through which police and trading standards officers have targeted over 3,000 potential problem premises that break the law by selling alcohol to under-18s. These national campaigns make use of tough sanctions available under newly commenced legislation to prosecute the premises licence-holder,
where there are persistent sales of alcohol to children. Prior to this, we carried out four national Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns (AMECs) between 2004 and 2006.
As a consequence of these test-purchase campaigns, retailers have strengthened their procedures and training of staff in relation to alcohol sales. Most retailers have now adopted the Challenge 21 policy, whereby anyone appearing to be under 21 is asked to produce a valid form of identification prior to any sale of alcohol. Test-purchase failure rates have dropped accordingly, indicating that it is increasingly difficult for under-18s to purchase alcohol illegally. During AMEC one in 2004, the overall test-purchase failure rate was 50 per cent. By AMEC four in the summer of 2006, it had reached 29 per cent. and 21 per cent. for the on and off-licence trade respectively, and 18 per cent. for supermarkets. In addition, the Licensing Act 2003 also increased penalties for selling alcohol to children with the maximum fine increasing to £5,000 on conviction, and the possibility for courts to suspend or order forfeit of personal licences on a first offence as opposed to a second conviction, as was previously the case.
Ann Keen: Information is not available in the format requested. However, information is in the following table on the number of finished consultant episodes (FCE) where neonatal care was provided in a specialist unit. This is not equivalent to the number of babies requiring care in a specialist unit. A baby may have had more than one FCE of neonatal care in a specialist unit.
|Count of finished consultant episodes where neonatal care was provided in a specialist unit, 2001-02 to 2005-06 NHS hospitals, England|
|Special care||Level 2 intensive care||Level 1 intensive care||Total episodes|
| Notes: 1. Definitions of neonatal care provided in specialist units. Special care: care given in a special nursery, transitional care ward or postnatal ward, which provides care and treatment exceeding normal routine care. Some aspects of special care can be undertaken by a mother supervised by qualified nursing staff. Special nursing care includes support for and education of the infants parents. 2. Level 2 intensive care: (high dependency intensive care): care given in an intensive or special care nursery, which provides continuous skilled supervision by qualified and specially trained nursing staff who may care for more babies than in level 1 intensive care. Care includes support for the infant's parents. 3. Level 1 intensive care: (maximal intensive care): care given in an intensive or special care nursery, which provides continuous skilled supervision by qualified and specially trained nursing and medical staff. Care includes support for the infant's parents. 4. Definitions of general and birth episodes General episode: A general episode is any episode which is not covered under other episode types. Other episode types include birth episodes, delivery episodes, patients formally detained under the provisions mental health legislation or long term psychiatric patients, other birth events and other delivery events. 5. Birth episode: A birth episode is the hospital episode that commences at birth. If a baby is transferred from another episode or re-admitted to hospital after discharge this new episode will not be classified as a birth episode, regardless of the age of the baby. 6. FCE An FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that the figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year. 7. Data quality Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) are compiled from data sent by over 300 national health service trusts and primary care trusts 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. 8. Ungrossed data Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed). Source: HES, The Information Centre for health and social care.|
Sir John Butterfill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she has taken to ensure that the use of land in Parliament Square as a campsite complies with Section 269 of the Public Health Act 1936; and if she will make a statement. 
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