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Mr. Benyon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many successful clinical negligence claims in relation to venous thromboembolism were made against NHS bodies in each year between 1996 and 2006; 
The information requested is shown in the following tables and was provided by the NHS Litigation Authority. The data only cover claims made against national health service trusts, NHS foundation trusts and primary care trusts. Claims may include other injuries that have been compensated, not just those relating to venous thromboembolism. Table 1 shows data relating to successful claims, including the number of claims, total compensation paid, average compensation paid and legal costs paid by defence.
Table 2 shows the data relating to unsuccessful claims, including number of claims and legal costs paid by defence.
|Table 1: Number of clinical negligence claims closed with compensation by year of closure where thrombosis/embolism is the injury or deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or venous thromboembolism is mentioned in the incident details as at 31 March 2008|
|Year of closure||Number of claims||Compensation paid (£)||Average compensation paid (£)||Defence costs paid (£)|
|Table 2: Number of clinical negligence claims closed with nil compensation by year of closure where thrombosis/embolism is the injury or deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or venous thromboembolism is mentioned in the incident details as at 31 March 2008|
|Year of closure||Number of claims||Compensation paid (£)||Defence costs paid (£)|
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females in the London Borough of Bexley were arrested for alcohol-related offences in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Coaker: The arrests collection undertaken by the Ministry of Justice provides data on persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences), by age group, gender, ethnicity, and main offence group, i.e. violence against the person, sexual offences, robbery, burglary, etc. More detailed data about specific offences do not form part of this collection.
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 12 May 2008]: The Government take underage drinking very seriously. The National Alcohol Strategy Safe.Sensible.Social' published in June 2007, focuses action on three groups most at risk which are 18 to 24 year-old binge drinkers, young people under 18 who drink alcohol, and harmful drinkers whose drinking is damaging their health, often without them realising it.
In the Home Secretary's speech on 6 February 2008, she said that a number of new measures and possible steps would be taken to crack down on crime and antisocial behaviour which is fuelled by alcohol. This includes highlighting the message that it is not acceptable for young people to drink in public places. The Home Secretary also said that she is considering a number of options including making the possession of alcohol by a young person an offence, or possibly involving the parents if alcohol is confiscated from a child. We are currently considering the effectiveness of the current powers and what can be done to help the police use them more effectively.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families will shortly be publishing a Youth Alcohol Action Plan which will build on the toughened enforcement of the underage drinking laws. It will set out the responsibilities of parents and the alcohol industry as well as sending a clear message that young people drinking in public is not acceptable.
Additionally, two confiscation campaigns have taken place recently; one in October 2007 and one in February 2008. The results of the October campaign where 23 out of the 227 Basic Command Units (BCUs) took part, showed that nearly 3,700 litres of alcohol were confiscated from young people during the four week period. The February 2008 campaign involved 165 BCUs where 21,000 litres of alcohol was confiscated during a two week period. Activity in both campaigns focussed on school holidays and weekends when young people were most likely to be engaged in this activity.
Other campaigns include the tackling underage sales of alcohol campaign (TUSAC) which focused on shop keepers who sold alcohol to children. The TUSAC took place between May and July 2007 and demonstrated a new approach to test purchase campaigns by focusing on perceived problem premises identified locally. The results of the latest Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol Campaign (TUSAC) show that it is increasingly difficult for under-18s to purchase alcohol. This is in large part thanks to tougher enforcement by police and trading standards in conjunction with the positive efforts of industry to clamp down on underage sales.
The Government also support schemes that make it easier for retailers to verify, and young people to prove their age. That is why we are working with the British Retail Consortium's Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) which validates the variety of proof of age card
schemes available. This allows card schemes to apply for accreditation under PASS and entitles them to issue cards displaying the PASS holographic logo. This is easily recognisable both to retailers and young people and helps them know that they have a proof of age document which should be accepted. The Government have recently given the Proof of Age Standards Scheme 50,000 in order to assist the PASS Board in raising awareness of the scheme amongst young people and retailers.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour
orders were issued in the London Borough of Enfield in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Coaker: Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) became available in April 1999. The latest available information on the number of ASBOs issued goes up to 31 December 2006. The available information is shown in the following tables.
ASBO data were available broken down by local authority areas up to December 2005. Data for 2006 are available at criminal justice system (CJS) area level only so data for Greater London have been provided for that period. CJS areas are coterminous with police force areas.
|Number of ASBOs issued at all courts, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, where restrictions were imposed within the London borough of Enfield, by period up to 31 December 2005|
|1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000( 1)||1 June 2000 to 31 December 2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||1 April 1999 to 31 December 2005|
|n/a = Not available.|
(1) Between 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000, data were collected on aggregate numbers only by police force area (PFA).
1. This local authority area table differs from criminal justice system area (CJSA) tables in that an issuing court can be outside the area in which the restrictions have been imposed. For example, an issuing court may be in Hertfordshire (CJSA) but restrictions apply solely to a local authority area within Greater London.
2. Previously issued data have been revised following joint Home Office/Court Service data reconciliation exercises.
3. 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 the courts. 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.
|Number of antisocial behaviour orders issued at all courts in the Greater London CJS area, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, April 1999 to December 2006|
|1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000( 1)||1 June 2000 to 31 December 2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||1 April 1999 to 31 December 2005|
|(1) Between 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000, data were collected on aggregate numbers only by police force area (PFA).|
1. Previously issued data have been revised.
2. 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 the courts. 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.
Mr. Coaker: Information collected centrally by the Ministry of Justice and held on their court proceedings database relates only to those found guilty of breaching an antisocial behaviour order. Hence, data on the number of prosecutions for the offence are not available.
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