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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of 16 year olds who had been in custody for more than one year was entered for GCSE examinations in each year since 2001; and what proportion of 16 year olds in custody gained five A* to Cs at GCSE in each of those years. 
Beverley Hughes: Under the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS), developed across England in August 2006, the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) recently began collecting data on GCSE achievements of young people in young offender institutions. LSC data shows that young people under-18 in young offender institutions achieved the following GCSEs from 1 April 2007 to September 30 2007:
Mathematics, 18 GCSE's at grades A* to C, and 91 below grade C.
English, 29 GCSEs at grades A* to C and 56 below grade C
Other subjects, 307 GCSEs at grades A* to C and 162 below grade C
The achievements of young people in custody who are still registered at learning providers in the community will be attributed to the learning provider with which they are registered, rather than the custodial establishments LSC provider. The figures for GCSE achievements of young people in secure childrens homes or secure training centres are not collected centrally. Data is not collected centrally on how many young people are entered for GCSEs.
Beverley Hughes: The Youth in Action programme was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of 15 November 2006. In common with all member states of the European Union, the programme was fully implemented in the UK on 1 January 2007 to run until 31 December 2013.
Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the reasons are for the length of time taken to appoint a new chair of the Youth Justice Board; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: The Secretary of State for Justice and the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families issued a written ministerial statement on Tuesday 15 January 2008 announcing the appointment of Frances Done CBE as chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. The appointment will be for three years from 1 February 2008 to 1 February 2011.
Mr. Boris Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions in each primary care trust in Greater London there were of (a) cyclists and (b) cyclists under the age of (i) 11 and (ii) 16 years involved in a road accident in each year since 2000. 
A table shows a count of finished admission episodes in each Primary Care Trust (PCT) of treatment in Greater London from 2000-01 to 2006-07 for cyclists injured in traffic accidents will be placed in the Library.
Please note that not all PCTs are recorded in the table. This is due to either the PCT not having any data, or the PCT not being recorded in an official count, and therefore being categorised as unknown.
Dawn Primarolo: The information is not available in the format requested. However, the following tables show the male and female mortality rates per 100,000 population and the total number of deaths from alcohol specific and alcohol related conditions in 2005 for the three local authorities (LAs) of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.
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Deaths from alcohol-specific conditions (all ages), directly standardised rate (DSR)* per 100,000 population, 2003-05. North West Public Health Observatory (NWPHO) from Office for National Statistics mortality data and mid-year population estimates.
|Barking and Dagenham||Havering||Redbridge|
Deaths from alcohol-attributable conditions (all ages), directly standardised rate (DSR)* per 100,000 population, 2005. (NWPHO from Office for National Statistics mortality data and mid-year population estimates).
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol related emergency admissions to Colchester General Hospital there were in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex. 
Dawn Primarolo: Data is not available in the format requested. The following table shows the count of finished admission episodes (FAEs) for emergency admission by age at start of episode and gender for Essex Rivers National Health Service Trust, which operates from two sites, Colchester General and Essex County Hospitals.
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HES are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS trusts, and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. Data is also received from a number of Independent sector organisations for activity commissioned by the English NHS. 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.
An FAE is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
Admission method codes used:
21 = Emergency: via Accident and Emergency (A&E) services, including the casualty department of the provider
22 = Emergency: via general practitioner (GP)
23 = Emergency: via Bed Bureau, including the Central Bureau
24 = Emergency: via consultant outpatient clinic
Assessing growth through time
HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. During the years that these records have been collected by the NHS there have been ongoing improvements in quality and coverage. These improvements in information submitted by the NHS have been particularly marked in the earlier years and need to be borne in mind when analysing time series.
Changes in NHS practice also need to be borne in mind when analysing time series. For example a number of procedures may now be undertaken in out-patient settings and may no longer be accounted in the HES data. This may account for any reductions in activity over time.
Due to reasons of confidentiality, figures between 1 and 5 have been suppressed and replaced with * (an asterisk).
All Diagnoses count of Mentions
These figures represent a count of all mentions of a diagnosis in any of the 14 diagnosis fields in the HES data set. Therefore, if a diagnosis is mentioned in more than one diagnosis field during an episode, all diagnoses are counted.
Diagnosis codes used:
F10Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol
K70Alcoholic liver disease
T51Toxic effect of Alcohol
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol related emergency admissions to hospitals in Tamworth constituency there were in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex. 
Dawn Primarolo: The count of finished admission episodes for alcohol related emergency admissions to hospitals in the former Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth Primary Care Trust (PCT) area in each year since 1997-98 for which data are available, broken down by age and sex, is shown in the following table.
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