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Ann Keen: Stroke mortality is falling. For people under 65, the three-year average death rate from stroke has fallen by 23 per cent. over the period from 1993-95 to 2002-04. For people aged 65 to 75 the death rate has dropped by 30 per cent. over the same period.
The National Stroke Strategy, published on 5 December, sets out a framework for care of people who have had a stroke (copies of the strategy have already been placed in the Library). By following the recommendations in the strategy, up to 1,600 strokes could be prevented each year, with outcomes improved for another 6,800 people. Based around four key areas, the strategy looks to raise awareness of stroke, improve acute care, improve after hospital care and support, and develop a stroke skilled work force.
Lorely Burt: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of whether Government-funded organisations have implemented the gender equality duty; and what steps she is taking to ensure that the duty is implemented. 
Barbara Follett: The gender duty came into effect in April 2007 and I am pleased with the progress made and good practice put in place since then. However, although the duty's overall impact is positive, public bodies could use it more to improve the services they offer to both men and women.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is monitoring the progress made by public bodies in meeting their obligations under the gender duty and continues to offer advice to how best to do this. The Commission's main aim is to help public bodies meet their statutory obligations but, where they consistently fail to do so, it will institute legal obligation.
Sir Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality when she plans to answer the letter of 22 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, on Miss Rena Wood, transferred from the Home Department. 
Norman Baker: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Norfolk of 29 January 2008, Official Report, column 286W, on Chequers, whether the information on hospitality provided at Chequers in 2007-08 is ready for publication. 
The Prime Minister: My office aims to answer all ordinary written parliamentary questions (PQs) within five working days, and named day written PQs on the day named. Since the start of the current parliamentary Session 97 per cent. of named day PQs and 81 per cent. of ordinary written PQs were answered on time. Information for previous parliamentary Sessions is a matter of public record and can be found in the Official Report.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) apprenticeships and (b) advanced apprenticeships there were in (i) his Department and (ii) the agencies for which he is responsible in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) scheduled date and (b) title was of each conference proposed to be hosted by his Department and its agencies which was cancelled before taking place in each of the last 10 years; and what costs were incurred in respect of each. 
Mr. Woodward: Some members of staff in the Northern Ireland Office work from home as and when circumstances allow and with prior agreement from their local management, but we do not hold the numbers centrally.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many departmental identity cards or departmental passes have been reported lost or stolen by staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of its executive agencies in the last 24 months. 
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Mr. Hanson: The accommodation provided by ClearSprings for defendants on bail and for offenders released on Home Detention Curfew is not hostel accommodation, but normal residential housing with up to five people sharing. The houses are the private rented homes of those occupying them. It is not appropriate to consult the public about where those released from prison, or bailed by the Courts to live in their own homes, may live. ClearSprings is required to consult the police, probation and local authority about the location of the housing they provide. It is our policy to seek planning permission for approved premises, which are hostels.
No ClearSprings housing for the Bail Accommodation and Support Service has been established in Castle
Point or elsewhere in Essex. However, the Regional Offender Manager for East of England has asked ClearSprings to source properties as soon as possible in or near Chelmsford (three beds), Colchester (three beds), Harlow (four beds) and Southend (two x three beds). It is expected that there will also be a need to find a property in the Basildon area in future.
Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions a coroner acting under Rule 5 of the Coroners (Practice and Procedure) Rules (NI) 1963 exercised his power to exclude the public from an inquest in each of the last five years. 
Before the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland was established in April 2006, coroners did not have computerised systems to assist them and therefore the information is not held centrally and could be provided by manually checking paper records only at a disproportionate cost.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many reviews of regulation (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have (i) conducted and (ii) commenced since July 2007; and in which areas. 
(a) A Review of the Thirty Year Rule (Public Records Act);
(b) The Walport/Thomas Review of Data Protection and Data Sharing (Data Protection Act); and
(c) Review of fee for a personal search of the local land charges register.
(a) Constitutional Reform Act 2005
(b) Mental Capacity Act 2005
(c) Inquiries Act 2005
Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted for the third time of (a) trafficking class A drugs and (b) domestic burglary in each of the last five years; and what proportion of each received the mandatory minimum sentence applicable. 
Mr. Straw: The following table shows the number of people sentenced to the mandatory minimum for a third class A drug trafficking offence and third domestic burglary, under section 110 and 111 of the Power of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act (2000).
|Table 2.6 Persons sentenced under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000, 2000 to 2006. England and Wales|
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|Section 110: Minimum 7 years for third class A drug trafficking offence||Section 111: Minimum 3 years for third domestic burglary|
Section 109 was replaced on 4 April 2005 by sentences of imprisonment for public protection. Figures therefore relate to offences committed prior to that date.
These are numbers recorded by courts as receiving the mandatory sentence. As the Courts Proceedings Database does not include criminal histories we are not able to identify those convicted for a third time that were not given the mandatory minimum from this data source.
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