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The following table shows first contacts with women at community contraceptive clinics showing the number of implants fitted by age and year.
|First contacts with women at community contraceptive clinics in England with a recorded outcome in contraceptive implants|
|All ages||Under 16||16 to 19||20 to 24||25 to 34||35 and over|
|(1) 2005-06 data has been revised.|
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Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in each age group and NHS trust area were (a) given prescriptions for the oral contraceptive and (b) given depot contraceptive injections in each of the last 10 years. 
Dawn Primarolo: Data on the number of prescription items dispensed in the community for oral and injectable contraceptives by primary care trust have been placed in the Library. Information is not held prior to 2003. Data on the number of patients receiving a prescription, and also data by age, are not available.
Data for oral and injectable contraceptives supplied by community contraceptive clinics for the seven years preceding 2005-06 can be provided only at disproportionate cost. 2005-06 data for first contacts with women at community contraceptive clinics by age and trust have already been placed in the Library. Data for 2006-07 and 2007-08 have been placed in the Library.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Romsey constituency received treatment from an NHS dentist in each year from 1997 to 2008. 
Ann Keen: Information is not available in the format requested. However, the number of patients registered with a national health service dentist, in England, as at 31 March, 1997 to 2006 is available in Annex A of the NHS Dental Activity and Workforce Report, England: 31 March 2006. Information is provided by primary care trust (PCT) and by strategic health authority (SHA). Annex C contains information by parliamentary constituency.
This information is based on the old contractual arrangements which were in place up to and including 31 March 2006. This report, published on 23 August 2006, has already been placed in the Library and is also available on the NHS Information Centre website at:
Under the new dental contractual arrangements, introduced on 1 April 2006, patients do not have to be registered with a NHS dentist to receive NHS care. The closest equivalent measure to registration is the number of patients receiving NHS dental services (patients seen) over a 24-month period. However, this is not directly comparable to the registration data for earlier years.
The number of patients seen in the previous 24 months in England, as at quarterly intervals, from 31 March 2006 to 30 June 2008 is available in Table D3 of Annex 3 of the NHS Dental Statistics, Q1 2008-09 report. Information is provided by PCT and SHA but is not available by constituency.
This report, published on 27 November 2008, has already been placed in the Library and is also available on the NHS Information Centre website at:
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent to date on advertising campaigns relating to (a) smoking, (b) binge drinking and (c) drug awareness in financial year 2008-09. 
Dawn Primarolo: In the 2008-09 financial year, the Department has spent the following amounts on advertising campaigns relating to smoking and drug awareness, year to date (April to December 2008):
The drugs prevention campaign (FRANK) is paid for jointly by the Department of Health, the Home Office and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The figure quoted above relates to the Department of Health's advertising spend only. It does not include the rest of the FRANK campaign activity spend to which Department of Health's contributes a further £2.1 million towards the total cost of £6.6 million in 2008-09.
With regard to advertising campaigns relating to binge drinking, the Home Office now funds this campaign. The Department of Health funds the 'Units' campaign targeted at the 25 years plus age range.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by each local health authority on rehabilitation following a heart attack in the last year for which figures are available, ranked from highest to lowest for each region. 
Ann Keen: The Department does not collect this information centrally.
Information about cardiac rehabilitation programmes in England is available in the annual national audit of cardiac rehabilitation's (NACR) 2008 annual report, which can be found on the NACR's website:
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts provide trans-catheter aortic valve treatment on the NHS. 
Ann Keen: There is evidence that transcatheter aortic valve implants (TAVI) can be beneficial in a small number of high risk patients. Decisions on funding of interventions such as TAVI are the responsibility of Specialised Service Commissioners with agreement from their local primary care trusts.
This treatment is available at a number of hospitals throughout England.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what account the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority took of funding provisions when it authorised research licence R0179 for the creation of animal-human hybrids to the Institute of Human Genetics at the University of Newcastle; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what account the HFEA took of funding provisions when it authorised research licence R0180 for the creation of animal-human hybrids to Kings College London; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: The HFEA does not take account of the availability of funding when it considers an application for a research licence. The HFEA must consider if the project meets the requirements of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, including that the research is necessary or desirable and the use of embryos is necessary.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the progress towards the target of reduction of health inequalities as measured by infant mortality by 2010. 
Dawn Primarolo: The infant mortality aspect of the national health inequalities public service agreement target is starting with children under one year, by 2010 to reduce by at least 10 per cent. the gap in mortality between the routine and manual group and the population as a whole.
Infant mortality rates have fallen since the 1997-99 target baseline, including for the routine and manual group, while the infant mortality gap has widened.
The most recent assessment of this aspect of the target shows a further slight narrowing in the gap between the routine and manual group and the whole population. The gap has fallen to 16 per cent. in 2005-07, compared with 19 per cent. higher in 2002-04. This compares with 13 per cent. higher than at baseline. The target is still challenging, but if the gap continues to narrow at the rate observed since 2002-04, the infant mortality aspect of the target will be met.
The Review of the Health Inequalities Infant Mortality PSA targettogether with the Implementation Plan for Reducing Health Inequalities in Infant Mortalitywas published by the Department of Health in 2007. The review identified the actions, interventions and 43 local authority areas most likely to help deliver the target. The recently
established infant mortality national support team will provide tailored support to the 43 areas to address the target.
Copies of the documents have been placed in the Library.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government is taking to publicise availability of influenza vaccinations in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire. 
Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave the hon. Member for Coventry, South (Mr. Cunningham) on 16 December 2008, Official Report, column 682W. The publicity for the seasonal flu campaign carried out by the Department is national, rather than regional.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 19 January 2008, Official Report, column 1195W, on injuries: children, what the equivalent figures were in each of the last five years. 
Ann Keen: The data for finished admission episodes for deliberate and unintended injuries (age 0-15 inclusive) are in the following table.
|Unintended||Deliberate (intentional self-harm)||Deliberate (assault s )||Other|
Hospital Episode Statistics
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