Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women seeking an abortion in England gave addresses in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) the Republic of Ireland, (c) the State of Israel, (d) Malta and (e) Poland in 2006. 
|Abortions taking place in England and Wales, by selected country of residence, 2006.
|Country of residence
Suppressed value less than 5 (between 0-4).
Those people who are not ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom are subject to the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 1989, as amended and will be chargeable for any treatment they receive, including terminations of pregnancy, unless an exemption from charges category applies to them.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will (a) introduce and (b) support an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill extending the Abortion Act 1967 to Northern Ireland; what representations he has received from hon. and right hon. Members wishing to extend the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967 to Northern Ireland; what response he gave; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinics are registered to perform abortions in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) Buckinghamshire; whether they receive public funding to carry out these procedures; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: There are no independent sector clinics registered with the Healthcare Commission to perform abortions in Milton Keynes or in Buckinghamshire. National health service hospitals are not required to register to perform abortions.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency admissions took place between (a) 6:00 am and noon, (b) noon and 4:00 pm and (c) 4:00pm and 9:00pm in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients admitted to hospital in (a) Chorley and (b) the North-West needed treatment for excess drinking in each of the last three years. 
Dawn Primarolo: The information is not held in format requested. However, details of alcohol related hospital admissions for the Central Lancashire primary care trust and the North West strategic health authority areas have been set out in the following table.
|Primary diagnosis specifically related to alcohol
|Primary diagnosis specifically related to alcohol and a main operative procedure
|Total of all admissions into hospital
|Percentage of all admissions to hospital
|Percentage of all admissions to hospital
The Information Centre for health and social care.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many under 25-year-olds were admitted to hospital in London for alcohol-related illness in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Dawn Primarolo: The number of admissions to hospital in the London strategic health authority (SHA) area where the patient was under 25 years old and had a primary or secondary diagnosis that was specifically alcohol-related at the start of his or her stay was 2,174 in 2006-07. This is the latest period for which data are available.
1. This figure is for national health service hospitals in England and activity performed in the independent sector in England commissioned by the English NHS.
The technical term for what has been supplied is finished admission episodes (FAEs). An FAE is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
3. Assignment of Episodes to Years
Years are assigned by the end of the first period of care in a patients hospital stay.
4. Data Quality
HES are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. 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.
5. Mentions of a diagnosis
This figure represents 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:
mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol;
alcoholic liver disease; and
toxic effect of alcohol.
6. Ungrossed Data
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).
7. PCT and SHA Data Quality
PCT and SHA data were added to historic data-years in the HES database using 2002-03 boundaries, as a one-off exercise in 2004. The quality of the data on PCT of treatment and SHA of treatment is poor in 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99, with over a third of all finished episodes having missing values in these years. Data quality on PCT of general practitioner (GP) practice and SHA of GP practice in 1997-98 and 1998-99 is also poor, with a high proportion missing values where practices changed or ceased to exist. There is less change in completeness of the residence-based fields over time, where the majority of unknown values are due to missing postcodes on birth episodes. Users of time series analysis including these years need to be aware of these issues in their interpretation of the data.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), the Information Centre for health and social care.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for people with an alcohol addiction for an appointment with a psychiatric nurse (a) nationally and (b) broken down by region in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Dawn Primarolo: On 1 November 2005 the Department published the Alcohol Needs Assessment Research Project (ANARP) assessment of alcohol needs in England. Copies of this publication are available in the Library. Its main focus was the measurement of the gap between the demand for and provision of specialist alcohol treatment services in England at a national and regional level.
ANARP conducted their research over a period of six months between September 2004 and February 2005. As part of this work waiting times for an appointment with a psychiatric nurse were recorded. The following table gives the average waiting time for an appointment with a psychiatric nurse for those with alcohol addiction for England and by region:
|Average waiting time (weeks)