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Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young people aged under 16 years living in (a) Ribble Valley constituency and (b) Lancashire received a custodial sentence in each of the last 10 years. 
|Abortions to residents of Lancashire( 1) 1998-2006|
|Health authority (HA) 1998-2001||East Lancashire HA||North West Lancashire HA||South Lancashire HA||Total|
|Strategic health authority (SHA) 2002-05 : Cumbria and Lancashire SHA||Total|
|Primary care trust (PCT) 2006||T otal|
|(1) Boundaries for Lancashire changed in 2002 and 2006 and totals cannot be compared between groups.|
Department of Health
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost of admitting a patient to hospital through the accident and emergency department was in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The specific information requested cannot be provided, as the average cost of admission through accident and emergency (A and E) departments is not collected. However, information is available on the average cost of treating patients in A and E departments who are subsequently admitted. This information is collected each year through the national health service reference cost collection exercise. The following table sets out the information reported for 2006-07. A copy of the national schedule of reference costs for 2006-07 has been placed in the Library and is also available on the Departments website at:
|National schedule of reference costs 2006-07NHS trustsA and E services leading to admitted|
|Accident and emergency services||Number of attendances||National average unit cost (£)||Number of data submissions|
1. National average unit costs are calculated on a weighted basis.
2. 2006-07 data are not directly comparable to 2005-06 due to the change from the HRG3.5 currency in 2005-06 to the HRG4 currency in 2006-07.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of admissions to hospital accident and emergency departments for incidents related to excessive alcohol consumption occurred (a) between 6.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m., (b) between 10.00 p.m. and midnight and (c) between midnight and 4.00 a.m. 
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to improve (a) identification and treatment of food related allergies and (b) raise awareness of such allergies in the UK; and if he will make a statement; 
It is the responsibility of local health bodies to commission services to meet the needs of their local population, this includes those with food related allergies. For most patients treatment would involve advice on avoiding the allergen, with the most severely affected patients being referred to a specialist allergy centre.
asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to consider the development of definitive clinical guidelines for allergic conditions;
commissioned Skills for Health to develop with stakeholders a national competence framework for allergy;
commissioned the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to scope the development of care pathways for children with allergic symptoms;
endorsed the need for more training numbers for allergy as part of the annual review process;
asked deaneries and trusts to consider the possibility of increasing local training posts for allergy; and
invited key research funders to note the gaps in the research evidence highlighted in the review.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) fastest, (b) slowest and (c) mean response time of emergency ambulances to incidents occurring in Ribble Valley constituency was in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The information requested is not collected centrally. However, the hon. Member might want to contact the North West Ambulance Service directly to explore if these data are locally available.
The ambulance response time data that are collected, and which includes the number of emergency calls received by ambulance trusts across England and their performances against the targets set, are published annually. The latest statistical bulletin, Ambulance Services, England, 2006-07 was published in June 2007. Copies of the bulletin are available in the Library.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Kettering of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1298W, on blood transfusions, what methodology his Department will use to assess the costs and benefits of implementing prion filtration; what the timetable is for the conduct of such an assessment; and if he will make a statement. 
Prion filtration is one of a number of possible variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease risk reduction measures which will be considered by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood Tissues and Organs, during 2008. Independent efficacy and safety studies of the only prion filter currently on the market are being conducted, based on advice from the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee and the Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs. An impact assessment of the introduction of prion filtration will be conducted when adequate data from these studies are available.
The guidance on producing impact assessments can be found on the website of the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, at:
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by his Department on marketing to increase the number of blood donors in London in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08, broken down by primary care trust. 
Dawn Primarolo: It is not possible to break down the marketing costs by primary care trust or by region. However, the following table gives the marketing spend to promote blood donation across England and north Wales by the National Blood Service (NBS).
|Financial year||NBS marketing spend (£ million)|
Ann Keen: Advice to the national health service to participate in Wave 1 (2006-07) and Wave 2 (2007-08) of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (NHS BCSP) was issued in July 2005 and February 2007 respectively. Advice to the NHS for bids to participate in Wave 3 (2008-09) of the NHS BCSP will be issued shortly.
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