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Mr. Boswell: To ask the Solicitor-General what progress the Crown Prosecution Service has made on an action plan following its response to the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into anti-Semitism. 
The Solicitor-General: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has written to the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on anti-Semitism with a copy of its anti-Semitic crime action plan. The plan sets out how the CPS will take the following action:
Provide prosecutors with better guidance to help them identify and refer appropriate cases to the CPS counter-terrorism division;
Ensure a proactive approach when working with the police so that the strongest possible cases are built;
Improve the level of support provided to victims of anti-Semitic crime, and encourage victims to support a prosecution; and
Increase and improve community engagement.
The Solicitor-General: The Law Officers Departments do not have any non-departmental public bodies. However, a new agency, the National Fraud Strategic Authority, was established on 1 October 2008 and has resource funding of £3.6 million for 2008-09, £3.8 million for 2009-10 and £4.9 million for 2010-11.
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Christmas functions (a) he, (b) officials from his Department and (c) officials from its executive agencies (i) host and (ii) attend in 2007-08; what the cost to the public purse was; and if he will make a statement. 
Ann McKechin: The Secretary of State for Scotland attended two Christmas functions during 2007-08. There was no additional cost to the public purse for attendance at these events. No functions were hosted or paid for by the Scotland Office during this period. No Scotland Office officials attended any Christmas functions in their official capacity during this period.
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was claimed in expenses for taxi travel by officials from his Department in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2004-05, (d) 2003-04 and (e) 2002-03; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2008, Official Report, column 1878W, on cancer, what percentage of cancer patients in each (a) cancer network and (b) primary care trust area survived five years beyond diagnosis. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what percentage of cancer patients in each (a) cancer network and (b) primary care trust area survived five years beyond diagnosis .
Cancer survival rates are only produced for specific cancers. A figure giving the overall survival rate for all cancer patients is not produced as it would not be meaningful to combine figures for disparate conditions having very different survival rates.
ONS regularly publishes five-year survival rates for patients resident in Spearhead primary care trusts of England, compared with those resident in the rest of England. The latest figures on survival rates for ten cancers (bladder, breast, cervix, colon, lung, oesophagus, ovary, prostate, rectum and stomach) diagnosed during 1998-2003 and followed for survival up to the end of 2004, are in Table I below.
The figures are also available on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=14821.
For added information to your question, the lowest geographical area for which rates are available are strategic health authority areas. Five-year survival rates for patients resident in government office regions, and strategic health authorities for eight cancers (bladder, breast, cervix, colon, lung, oesophagus, prostate and stomach) are available on the National Statistics website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk =11991&Pos=9&ColRank=l&Rank=272
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) does not produce survival rates by cancer network. However, the Cancer Survival Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine published the following methodological paper in the ONS publication Health Statistics Quarterly:
Ellis L, Rachet B & Coleman MP. Cancer survival indicators by Cancer Network: a methodological perspective. Health Statistics Quarterly 2007; 36; 36-41.
|Table 1: Five-year age-standardised( 1) relative survival( 2) (percentage) for adult( 3 ) patients diagnosed during 1998 to 2003 and followed up to the end of 2004, 10 common cancers, by sex: Spearhead primary care trusts (PCTs)( 4) and rest of England( 5)|
|Five-year relative survival (percentage)|
|Cancer( 6)||Spearhead PCTs||Rest of England|
|(1 )Cancer survival varies with age at diagnosis, so the survival rates for all ages (15 to 99 years) have been age-standardised to control for differences in the age profile of cancer patients between geographical areas.|
(2 )Relative survival takes into account that some cancer patients will die from causes other than their cancer. It is the ratio of the crude survival to the survival in a corresponding (age and sex) group in the general population.
(3 )Aged 15 to 99 years at diagnosis.
(4 )On 19 November 2004, the Department of Health named the 88 most health-deprived primary care trusts (PCTs) in England included in the Spearhead group.
(5 )All other primary care trusts (PCTs) in England not included in the Spearhead group.
(6 )Cancers registered in 1998 to 2003 are defined by codes in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). Therefore, bladder cancer is defined by code C67, breast cancer by code C50, cervical cancer by code C53, colon cancer by code CI8, lung cancer by code C34, oesophageal cancer by code CI5, ovarian cancer by code C56, prostate cancer by code C61, rectal cancer by code C20 and stomach cancer by code CI6.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each local authority spent on state-funded care in each of the last five financial years, broken down by (a) community-based care and (b) residential care. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Data on local authority expenditure on state funded care are collected and published by the NHS Information Centre for health and social care. Information on the gross expenditure by councils with adult social services responsibilities (CASSRs) on residential care and community based services between 2003-04 and 2007-08 has been placed in the Library.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the median waiting time for treatment of cataracts in NHS hospitals was in each year since 1997-98; and how many treatments were provided in each such year. 
Ann Keen: The following table sets out the median days waited in England for cataract operations and the number of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) where a cataract operation was the main or secondary procedure in each year since 1997-98.
|Median days waited||FCEs|
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), the Information Centre for Health and Social Care.
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