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Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultation took place prior to taking the decision to limit payment of benefits to three years under the recently laid Ill Health Amendment Regulations. 
Mr. Dhanda: As required by section 7 of the Superannuation Act 1972, a statutory consultation took place from 21 November 2007 to 12 January 2008 with interested parties in England and Wales on draft proposals to amend the Local Government Pension Scheme. There were also extensive discussions with stakeholders concerning the development of the new ill health provisions prior to and beyond the consultation period. The Local Government (Amendment) Regulations 2008, including the terms for new ill health benefits, took effect from 1 April 2008.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department's library holds a copy of the Squatters Handbook produced by the Advisory Service for Squatters. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 5 June 2008, Official Report, column 1086W, on Valuation Office: databases, if she will list each of the property attributes that are being collected from the digitisation process. 
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much timber and timber products were procured by her Department and its predecessors in each of the last five years; and at what cost. 
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much timber and timber products were procured by her Department and its predecessors originating from independently verified legal and sustainable sources or from a licensed FLEGT partner in each of the last five years; and at what cost. 
Mr. Dhanda: The Department for Communities and Local Government does not hold this information centrally and would only be able to gather it at disproportionate cost. However, the Department actively seeks to buy all wood and wood products (including furniture) from legal and sustainable sources. The Departments Sustainable Operations Policy includes the following clauses:
We will ensure that all wood is either reclaimed, recycled or obtained from legally harvested trees and from sustainably managed forests where possible. From April 2009, we will also ensure that only timber and timber products originating either from independently verified legal and sustainable or from a licensed Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) partner will be used on the estate. The appropriate documentation will be requested from partners to confirm this.
We will follow guidance as applicable from the Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) procurement website, operated by ProForest. We will also put procedures in place to monitor timber procurement policies and exchange information and examples of best practice with other government departments and agencies.
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many women have been diagnosed with cervical cancer in (a) Tamworth and (b) the West Midlands in each of the last five years. 
The most recent available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer registered in England are for the year 2005. Figures for female patients diagnosed with cervical cancer for the years 2001
to 2005 for a) Tamworth local authority and b) West Midlands government office region are given in the table below.
|Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of cervical cancer( 1) , females, Tamworth local authority and West Midlands government office region, 2001-2005|
|(1) Cervical cancer is defined by code C53 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).|
Office for National Statistics
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths of children there have been in each of the last five years, broken down by cause and ranked by frequency of cause. (216377)
The table attached provides the number of deaths of children aged under 16 years by cause, for 2002 to 2006 (the latest year available). The figures are ranked by the overall frequency of each cause across the period.
|Table 1: Deaths of children aged under 16 years,( 1) by underlying cause,( 2) England and Wales, 2002 to 2006( 3)|
|(1) Selected using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code groups based on a list published in 2005: Griffiths C, Rooney C and Brock A (2005) Leading causes of death in England and Waleshow should we group causes? Health Statistics Quarterly 28, p 6-17.|
(2) For the purposes of mortality statistics, children are defined as persons under the age of 16. Figures exclude deaths at ages under 28 days.
(3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
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