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Mr. Ivan Lewis: We do not collect that information centrally. However, NHS Direct estimates that one child in 25,000 will develop one of the three forms of spinal muscular atrophy and that one in 300,000 people will develop type four as an adult.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what support his Department is providing to clinicians to deal with patients identified as having (a) a sickle cell disease and (b) Thalassaemia through the National Screening Programme; 
(2) with reference to the answer of 26 April 2007, Official Report, column 1263W, on blood: diseases, what progress his Department has made on the development and management of 10 managed clinical networks for Thalassaemia and sickle cell disease. 
Ann Keen: The Department has been working with a range of key stakeholders to develop a model of 10 proposed managed clinical networks. The national health service plan set out a commitment to introduce new and effective screening programmes for women and children including a new national linked antenatal and neonatal programme for sickle cell and thalassaemia. The programme has now implemented newborn screening and 100 per cent. of newborn babies are now offered screening for sickle cell. Antenatal screening is expected to be fully implemented by spring 2008. The programme is expected to identify approximately 300 screen positive affected babies a year with sickle cell and haemoglobin variants from 559,098 babies across England. The benefits of this specialist care can then be managed in the right place with appropriate resources. The clinical network will build on existing expertise, to allow access to comprehensive care to be available across the country.
Funding of training posts for registrars, nurse consultants and clinical scientists to increase the number of staff with specific haemoglobinopathy expertise.
Recognition by the Royal Colleges of the need to increase training in haemaglobinophies including changes to examinations and syllabus.
Funding for a database has been provided to track patients and the care they require.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2007, Official Report, column 1130W, on transplant surgery: waiting lists, how many people were on a waiting list for an organ transplant in each primary care trust area in each year since 2001, broken down by type of organ. 
Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated for varicose veins by (a) vein stripping open surgery, (b) endovenous laser treatment, (c) radiofrequency ablation, (d) foam sclerotherapy and (e) using a vascular closure device in the NHS in each of the last five years, broken down by strategic health authority area. 
Ann Keen: The information requested has been placed in the Library. Data for 2002-03 to 2005-06 are not directly comparable with data for 2006-07 because of changes and additions to the Office of Population Censuses and Survey's Classification of Surgical Operations and Procedure version 4 (OPSC4) codes and descriptions relating to varicose vein treatments.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) males and (b) females under the age of 18 years in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex and (iii) England and Wales died as a consequence of excessive alcohol consumption in each of the last seven years 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 under the age of 18 years in (i) Southend, (ii) Essex and (iii) England and Wales died as a consequence of excessive alcohol consumption in each of the last seven years for which figures are available. (177129)
The table attached provides the number of deaths of (a) males and (b) females under the age of 18 with an alcohol-related underlying cause in England and Wales from 2000 to 2006 (the latest year available). There were no deaths of persons under the age of 18 with an alcohol-related underlying cause in Southend-on-Sea unitary authority for these years; and one death in Essex county, a male, in 2000.
|Table 1. Number of deaths with an alcohol-related underlying cause of death( 1) , males and females under the age of 18, England and Wales, 2000 to 2006( 2)|
|(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for the year 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.|
(2) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
|Box 1. Alcohol-related causes of deathInternational Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9)|
|Cause of death||ICD-9 code(s)|
|Box 2. Alcohol-related causes of deathInternational Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)|
|Cause of death||ICD-10 code(s)|
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on the buy to let market and housing market of the new flat 18 per cent. rate of capital gains tax; and whether an impact assessment has been produced for this proposed tax change. 
Jane Kennedy: The 2007 pre-Budget report announced a reform of the capital gains tax regime for individuals. From 6 April 2008, all disposals that attract capital gains tax will do so at a single rate of 18 per cent. The impact on investors will depend on their personal circumstances.
James Brokenshire: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials of (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) other Departments or agencies have access to (i) the entire child support database and (ii) the entire child tax credit database. 
The missing data relates to the personal details of claimants, of child benefit and their children. Child benefit is payable in respect of a child who is under the
age of 16, or a person who is aged 16 or over but under 20 years where they are in qualifying full-time education or approved training.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his statement of 20 November 2007, Official Report, columns 1101-02, on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), how many of the individual records missing in the transfer of information from HMRC are former claimants of child benefit resident in Southend West constituency; what the policy is of HMRC for the storing of information of former claimants of child benefit; and if he will make a statement 
Information on families receiving child benefit at 31 August 2006 by constituency and local authority are published as part of National Statistics and can be found in Tables 2 and 3 of child benefit statistics geographical analysis which are available on HMRC's website at:
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the aggregated estimate for net council tax receipts for the UK, in Table B8 of the 2007 Pre-Budget Report and Comprehensive Spending Review, includes receipts from domestic rates in Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what purpose the dwellinghouse code valuation grouping was created by the Valuation Office Agency in its preparations for a council tax revaluation. 
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