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myxoedema (that is, hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement);
epilepsy requiring continuous anti-convulsive therapy; and
continuing physical disability which prevents the patient from leaving their residence without the help of another person.
This list was introduced in 1968 after being agreed in discussion with the medical profession.
The Government will be inviting views later this autumn on options for changes to prescription charges that are cost neutral to the national health service.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish his Departments revenue allocations to each primary care trust for the years (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11. 
Mr. Bradshaw: No decisions have yet been made about the timing of revenue allocations to primary care trusts for 2008-09 to 2010-11.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many smoking cessation clinics there are in (a)
the five most deprived areas in England and (b) England; and whether the Government have targets to increase the number of smoking cessation clinics in either category over the next two years. 
Dawn Primarolo: There are 62 primary care trusts (PCTs) in spearhead areas, each of which provides a National Health Service Stop Smoking Service for its local population. NHS Stop Smoking Services provide support in a variety of settings, including pharmacies, in primary care and in other settings such as prisons. Within all PCT areas in England, there will usually be a choice of support options and a number of delivery venues, thus improving choice and access for smokers wanting support to quit.
The Government do not have specific targets to increase the number of particular stop smoking clinics over the next two years, but encourages the NHS to extend the support offered and promote access to more smokers wherever possible.
The Government continue to work to promote the support provided by NHS Stop Smoking Services via national campaigns. Smokers who quit with the support of the NHS are up to four times more likely to succeed compared with will-power alone.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the prevalence of smoking among adults in each ward in the Borough of Sandwell. 
Dawn Primarolo: Estimated prevalence of smoking among adults aged 16 and over, along with associated confidence intervals are provided for the wards in the Sandwell local authority. These estimates are taken from the Synthetic Estimates of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours and are published on the Neighbourhood Statistics website, available at:
These estimates are for the combined years 2000-02 and are shown in the following table.
|Estimated prevalence of smoking among adults, by ward in the Sandwell local authority area, 2000-02|
|Estimated prevalence of smoking||95 per cent. lower confidence interval||95 per cent. upper confidence interval||Comparison of estimated prevalence for smoking with national estimate( 1)|
|(1) It should be noted that the scores for comparing the synthetic estimate to the national estimate relate to the data as follows: 1=CI significantly below NE, 2=overlapping, 3=CI significantly above NE. The national estimate is derived directly from the Health Surveys for England 2000-02 (with associated Confidence Intervals) and therefore is not a model-based estimate.|
Synthetic Estimates of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours at ward level, 2000-02. Neighbourhood Statistics, Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Mr. Malins: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many interpreters in (a) Lithuanian, (b) Czech, (c) Polish, (d) Bulgarian, (e) Estonian, (f) Arabic, (g) Hungarian, (h) Romanian and (i) Slovakian were employed (i) full and (ii) part time in the criminal courts or doing associated work in (A) the Greater London area and (B) England and Wales in each of the last five years; 
(2) what the annual cost was of (a) full and (b) part time interpreters in criminal cases or associated work in (i) the Greater London area and (ii) England and Wales in each of the last five years; 
(3) which four languages required the most interpreters in courts in (a) the Greater London area and (b) England and Wales in the last five years for which figures are available; 
(4) how many (a) full and (b) part time interpreters were employed for court work or associated matters in (i) the Greater London area and (ii) England and Wales in each of the last five years. 
Maria Eagle: The information requested is not collected centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost through the manual searching of individual court files. Her Majestys Courts Service is giving consideration to the routine collection of data relating to interpreting and translation services used in court.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 11 to 13 years, (ii) 14 to 16 years and (iii) under 18 years were arrested for violence against another person aged under 18 years in each of the last two years for which information is available; and how many persons in each age group received (A) a caution, (B) detention in a young offender institution and (C) an acquittal in each of those two years. 
Mr. Hanson: The arrests collection held by my Department provides data only on persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) by age group, sex, ethnicity and main offence group. Aggregated data, collected centrally from the 43 police force areas in England and Wales, do not record the age details of the victim of a crime for which an offender is arrested. The available information is given in table A.
Detention in a young offenders institution is applicable only to persons aged 18 to 20. Detention and training orders are available as are sentences for detention of juveniles for murder and certain other serious crimes and detention for public protection/extended sentences. These are shown in table B for all indictable offences of violence against the person, by sex and the age groups requested, together with persons aged 10, and a total of all persons aged under 18.
The number of males and females aged 10, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years and under 18 who have received a reprimand or final warning for violence against the person offences, in England and Wales, 2004 and 2005 is shown in the following table. The section of the Crime and Disorder Act that removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and final warnings came into force nationally on 1 June 2000.
The number of males and females aged 10, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years and under 18 whose charges were dismissed in the magistrates courts or who were acquitted in the crown courts for violence against the person offences in England and Wales in 2004 and 2005 is also shown in the table.
My Department is not able to determine the age of the victim; the data supplied are for victims of all ages.
|Table A: The number of juveniles (aged 10 to 17) arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences) within the offence group of violence against the person, by sex and period, England and Wales|
| Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: RDS-OCJR, Ministry of Justice.|
|Table B: Juveniles sentenced( 1) to immediate custody for offences of violence against the person, England and Wales, 2004 and 2005|
|Detention and training order||S90-92 PCC(S) Act 2000( 2)||Detention for public protection/extended sentence( 3)||Total immediate custody|
|(1) Principal offence basis. (2) Detention of juveniles for murder and certain other serious crimes under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000. (3) Under sections 226 and 228 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (came into force in April 2005). Note: These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. Source: RDS-NOMS.|
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