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Mr. Maude: To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions sought by police for offences relating to electoral fraud were not proceeded with by the Crown Prosecution Service in the last 36 months. 
The Solicitor-General: The records maintained by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) comprise information at defendant level rather than at specific offence level, and include no data identifying decisions not to proceed in cases of electoral fraud, either as regards the pre-charge decision phase or post-charge prosecutions. The information may be held on individual case files, but could only be retrieved by locating and examining every relevant file in each CPS office and would incur disproportionate cost.
The Solicitor-General: By long-standing convention, observed by successive Administrations and embodied in the Ministerial Code, the fact that the Law Officers have advised (or have not advised) on a particular issue, and the content of any advice, is not disclosed outside government.
Lembit Öpik: To ask the Solicitor-General what recent discussions she has had with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on the prosecution of users of personal transporters on public highways; what guidance is used by the CPS on that matter; and how many such prosecutions have taken place. 
The Solicitor-General: I have had no recent discussions with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on the prosecution of users of personal transporters, also known as self balancing scooters, on public highways.
However, I can confirm that the Department for Transport considers that powered personal transporters are subject to road traffic legislation and that the CPS has no specific guidance on prosecuting offences involving these vehicles.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department took account of the effects of the Hyde Amendment restricting US federal funding of abortion in preparing the partial regulatory impact assessment on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill of Session 2006-07; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: Only legislation pertaining to the laws governing abortion in Great Britain was considered as part of the partial regulatory impact assessment on the Termination of Pregnancy Bill of Session 2006-07.
Dawn Primarolo: The Alcohol Harm Reduction National Support Team commenced visiting areas with the highest rates of alcohol related hospital admissions in September 2008. Four visits have been completed.
Ann Keen: The service transformation programme Aiming High for disabled children (AHDC) sets out clear expectations for improving choice, access and continuity of care, and seeks to place disabled childrens services at the centre of local childrens service provision. Supported by substantial new funding and measures designed to make the system work better, the AHDC programme aims to deliver access and empowerment for disabled children and families, responsive services and timely support, and improved service quality and capacity. The AHDC programme will provide assistance to parents through a variety of new initiativesfrom a full service core offer, to parents forums and new performance management arrangements that will hold local authorities and primary care trusts to account for the services they provide to families. By 2011, parents of disabled children and young people should be able to report a more favourable experience of these services.
Dawn Primarolo: During the period 1 April 2003, when the National Chlamydia Screening programme was launched, to the end of September 2008, the latest date for which figures are available, a total of 962,919 screens have been undertaken. The data are for the number of screens carried out not the number of people screened.
John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the provision by the NHS of choice between active patient care and care at home for those with long-term conditions; and if he will make a statement. 
Supporting people with long term conditions to Self CareA guide to developing local strategies and good practice (24 February 2006) sets out four key areas in which people need support (skills and training, information, tools and devices and support networks) and gives examples of good practice together with the role of professionals and PCTs/Trusts in supporting people to self care.
This is the public face of the aforementioned policy and provides people living with long term conditions with information about the choices that should be available to them locally (by April 2009 if they are not available already) to support them to self care in partnership with health and social care professionals.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the (a) locations, (b) costs and (c) planned opening date is of each hospital planned to be built under his Department's community hospitals programme; 
We are currently giving consideration to the Department's capital programme budgets for 2009-10 and 2010-11, and in connection with this process, we will take into account which additional schemes are ready to progress and might be funded.
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