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As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the death rate from cancer is in (a) Chorley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England. (213651)
The table attached provides the age-standardised mortality rate, where cancer was the underlying cause of death, for (i) Chorley local authority, (ii) Lancashire county and (iii) England, in 2006 (the latest year available).
|Table 1: Age-standardised mortality rate per 100,000 population( 1, 2) , where cancer was the underlying cause of death( 3) , Chorley local authority, Lancashire county and England, 2006( 4, 5)|
|Rate per 100,000 persons|
|Area||Rate||95 per cent. confidence interval|
|(1) Age-standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population, standardised to the European Standard Population. Age-standardised rates are used to allow comparison between populations which may contain different proportions of people of different ages. (2) Confidence intervals are a measure of the statistical precision of an estimate and show the range of uncertainty around the estimated figure. Calculations based on small numbers of events are often subject to random fluctuations. As a general rule, if the confidence interval around one figure overlaps with the interval around another, we cannot say with certainty that there is more than a chance difference between the two figures. (3) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes C00-C97. (4) Based on boundaries as of 2008. (5) Figures are for deaths registered in 2006.|
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which cancer networks (a) had and (b) had not implemented the Improving Outcomes in Urological Cancers guidance as at December 2007. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information on numbers of people receiving national health service-funded nursing care is not broken down into care bands. The total number of people receiving NHS-funded nursing care, at 31 March, are shown in the following table.
Local Delivery Plan Return line 8226. The figures do not include estimates made for organisations that failed to submit data.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the (a) adult and (b) child population of (i) the North Yorkshire and York Primary
Care Trust area, (ii) East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust area and (iii) England was registered with a dental practitioner in 2007. 
Ann Keen: Under the new dental contractual arrangements, introduced on 1 April 2006, patients do not have to be registered with a national health service dentist to receive NHS care. The closest equivalent measure to "registration' is the number of patients receiving NHS dental services (patients seen) over a 24-month period. However, this is not directly comparable to the registration data for earlier years.
Information on the number of patients seen by an NHS dentist over the previous 24-month period, as a percentage of the population, in England, is available in table C2 of Annex 3 of the NHS Dental Statistics for England: Quarter 3: 31 December 2007 report. Information is available for the 24-month periods ending 31 March 2006, 31 March 2007, 30 June 2007, 30 September 2007, and 31 December 2007. Information is provided for adults and children by strategic health authority and by primary care trust.
Ann Keen: The national health service contractual requirement is for a dentist to provide all proper and necessary dental care and treatment that the patient is willing to undergo. A Band 1 course of treatment (diagnosis, treatment planning and maintenance) includes examination, diagnosis (for example X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and scaling and polishing if clinically needed.
The number of national health service dentists on primary care trust (PCT) lists in England at 31 March, 1997 to 2006, is available in Annex of the report NHS Dental Activity and Workforce Report England: 31 March 2006. The information is provided by strategic health authority (SHA) and by PCT. This information is based on the old contractual arrangements, which were in place up to and including 31 March 2006. The report, published on 23 August 2006, is available in the Library and is also available on the Information Centre (IC) for health and social care's website at:
The number of dentists with open NHS contracts in England at 30 June 2006, 30 September 2006, 31 December 2006 and 31 March 2007 are available in Table E1 of Annex 3 of the report NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2006-07. This information is based on the new contractual arrangements introduced on 1 April 2006. The information is provided by SHA and by PCT. This report, published on 23 August 2007, is available in the Library and also on the IC's website at:
Ann Keen: The primary dental service funding allocations made to Havering primary care trust (PCT) for each of the three years since PCTs assumed responsibility for commissioning all elements of primary dental care services on 1 April 2006, are set out in the following table. The table includes the Department's indicative assumptions in each year about dental charge income that might be paid by patients, and the indicative gross budget that might be available to the PCT.
|Primary dental service funding allocations for Havering PCT|
| Note: PCTs are awarded separate funding allocations to meet the cost of any dental vocational trainees who may be placed with dental practices in their area.|
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department and its agencies spent on first class travel in the last 12 months for which figures are available, broken down by staff grade. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Travel arrangements are made in the most efficient and cost effective way, and all official travel is undertaken in accordance with the principles of Government Accounting and the Treasury Handbook on Regularity and Propriety.
Departmental travel policy is to use economy class air travel as a default and business class where reasonable, such as for long-haul flights. First class air travel is not booked unless there are very exceptional reasons.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence plans to issue guidelines on the treatment and management of fibromyalgia; 
There are no specific plans to improve the treatment for those living with fibromyalgia. It is the responsibility of local health bodies to commission and monitor the quality of health services provided for those with fibromyalgia.
|Havering PCT: Number of patients per GP, as at 30 September 2007|
| Source: The Information Centre for health and social care general and personal medical services statistics.|
Ann Keen: The information requested is not collected by constituency area. However, information on the number of general practitioners per 100,000 of population for the North Lancashire primary care trust (PCT) is shown in the following table.
|Selected statistics by PCT|
|All practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars)|
|H eadcount||H eadcount per 100,000 population|
The Information Centre for health and social care
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner surgeries there were in the Peterborough City Council area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
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