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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescription messages have been issued using the electronic prescription service in each quarter since the service became operational; how many prescription messages (a) were downloaded for dispensing, (b) resulted in a prescription being dispensed and (c) resulted in a prescription being dispensed expressed as a proportion of all prescriptions dispensed in the community in each such quarter. 
Mr. Bradshaw: In release one of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), an electronic message is transmitted to the EPS in parallel with a paper FP10 prescription form which is handed to the patient. The following table provides the number of electronic messages transmitted through the service since its inception.
|Total number of EPS R1 prescription messages generated||Total number of EPS R1 prescription messages downloaded||Total number of EPS R1 prescription messages where dispensed status uploaded||Percentage of scripts generated via EPS subsequently shown as dispensed||Dispensed as a percentage of total scripts|
No data are held to show the total number of prescriptions generated by EPS that are actually dispensed. This is because the dispenser is not required to use EPS Release one to dispense. The figures available show how many were downloaded by the dispenser and the number where the dispenser uploaded the dispensing status.
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times St John Ambulance provided an emergency response on behalf of the South East Coast Ambulance Service in each of the last 12 months. 
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the number of patients in the London Borough of Bexley who have had operations cancelled within a week of the scheduled date in the last 12 months. 
|Quarter||Queen Marys Sidcup NHS Trust||Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust||Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust||England|
A last minute cancellation is one that occurs on the day the patient was due to arrive, after they have arrived in hospital or on the day of their operation.
Department of Health QMCO.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions wasted costs have been ordered against the Crown Prosecution Service in magistrates courts in each of the last five years; and what the total costs awarded were. 
The following table provides a summary of the total number and value of costs awarded against the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the last three financial years. Records for the preceding years are not available due to a change in the department's finance system.
The CPS's records do not distinguish between awards made under section 19(1) of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 and regulation 3 of the Costs in Criminal Cases (General) Regulations 1986, which provides for awards of costs between parties, and those made under section 19A, which provides for the court to order costs, or decide it is not appropriate and disallow a legal or other representative from being liable for costs.
|Costs awarded against the Crown Prosecution Service|
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is comprehensive and correct but a full reconciliation against the original transactions has not been performed because of time and cost constraints.
Robert Key: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) average and (b) longest time was between a coroner being asked to hold a treasure inquest and the start of the inquest for finds from Wiltshire in 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
The Ministry of Justice collects statistics on the number of finds under the Treasure Act 1996 reported to coroners in England and Wales during each calendar year, the number of treasure inquests
concluded during the year and, of these, the number of verdicts of treasure returned. Information is not collected on the time taken to conduct treasure inquests.
The statistics show that 16 finds under the Treasure Act were reported to the coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon during 2007. 11 treasure inquests were concluded during the year, all of which resulted in a verdict of treasure.
Bridget Prentice: The Government have announced their intention to open up the criminal justice system through the power of the internet by publishing the outcomes of criminal cases on a public-facing website. Further details on this will be brought forward in the spring. However this will not, include court transcripts.
At present, anonymised judgments of the Court of Appeal, and in some instances of the High Court, are made public. But this is not the situation for the county courts or the family proceedings courts, which deal with the bulk of family law cases.
The courts in the pilot areasLeeds, Wolverhampton and Cardiffwill, for the first time, routinely produce a written record of the decision for the parties involved. In selected cases where the court is making life-changing decisions for a child, they will publish an anonymised judgment online so that the wider public can read it.
Judgments from the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Court of Appeal, including the Administrative Court, selected by the Judge concerned, are available at no charge on the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) database. If a High Court judgment is not available by this means, the court can be contacted direct for a copy.
Mr. Wills: There is regular contact at a senior level between officials in HM Treasury and the Ministry of Justice and between senior officials in the Ministry of Justice and the administrations in the Crown Dependencies. Where there is a need, Ministry of Justice officials ensure appropriate contact is made between HM Treasury and the Islands administrations.
Mr. Philip Hammond:
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many equalities impact assessments his Department has undertaken in the last 12 month
period for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of such assessments. 
Mr. Wills: In 2007-08 the Ministry of Justice completed and published 1,606 Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs). The cost for EIAs is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) males and (b) females who were (i) under 17, (ii) between 17 and 21, (iii) between 21 and 25, (iv) between 25 and 29 and (v) over 30 years of age were convicted of drug offences in the Chelmsford
division of the Essex police force area in each of the last 10 years. 
Maria Eagle: Information showing the number of males and females found guilty at all courts for drug offences in Essex police force area broken down by age is given in the following table. Court data are not collected centrally by police force division.
The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
|Number of persons found guilty at all courts for drug offences, in the Essex police force area, 1998 to 2007, broken down by age and sex( 1, 2)|
|(1) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.|
(2 )Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(3 )Cannabis was reclassified from a class B to a class C drug in January 2004, which also saw the introduction of the cannabis warning as an out of court disposal.
Evidence and Analysis UnitOffice for Criminal Justice Reform.
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