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Death: Drugs

Mr. Gray: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many drug-related deaths there were in (a) North Wiltshire constituency, (b) London and (c) England in each year since 2000. [264866]

Kevin Brennan: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated March 2009:

Table 1: Number of deaths from drug poisoning( 1) , North Wiltshire parliamentary constituency, London government office region and England, 2000 to 2007( 2, 3)
Deaths (persons)

North Wiltshire London England

2000

2

427

2,758

2001

5

428

2,884

2002

5

335

2,624

2003

5

338

2,425

2004

3

342

2,606

2005

5

399

2,589

2006

3

366

2,396

2007

3

341

2,433

(1 )Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for the year 2000, and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for 2001 onwards. Deaths were included where the underlying cause was due to drug poisoning (corresponding ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes are shown in Box 1 below).
(2 )Based on boundaries as of 2009.
(3 )Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

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Box 1. International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes used to define drug-related poisoning deaths by underlying cause
Description ICD-9 ICD-10

Mental and behavioural disorders due to drug use (excluding alcohol and tobacco)

292, 304, 305 2-305.9

F11-F16, F18-F19

Accidental poisoning by drugs, medicaments and biological substances

E850-E858

X40-X44

Intentional self-poisoning by drugs, medicaments and biological substances

E950.0-E950.5

X60-X64

Assault by drugs, medicaments and biological substances

E962.0

X85

Poisoning by drugs, medicaments and biological substances, undetermined intent

E980.0-E980.5

Y10-Y14


Departmental Buildings

Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for how many months each of the unoccupied ministerial residences in Admiralty House has been empty; and how much has been paid to date in (a) utility bills and (b) council tax in respect of each of those properties over that period. [258123]

Kevin Brennan: One flat has been vacant since 27 June 2007 and the other since 30 June 2006. Along with other shared costs, utility costs are calculated on the basis of a share of those for Admiralty House as a whole and are not held separately for individual flats. For the flat vacated in 2007 council tax to end March 2009 is £1,700 and for the other flat the cost is £3,153.

Departmental Pay

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office has allocated for staff bonuses for staff in (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) the Prime Minister’s Office in 2008-09. [252246]

Mr. Watson: The Prime Minister’s Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office.

The amount of money allocated for non-consolidated variable pay awards for the Cabinet Office, based on performance in 2008-09 is yet to be determined.

Departmental Public Relations

Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much expenditure was incurred by the Prime Minister’s Office in respect of media relations work undertaken between May and August 2007; on what matters such work was undertaken; and if he will make a statement. [265882]

Kevin Brennan: I refer the hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office (Mr. Byrne) gave to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) on 14 January 2009, Official Report, column 750W.

Disabled: Barnsley

Jeff Ennis: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many disabled people have been
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employed in (a) Barnsley, (b) Doncaster and (c) South Yorkshire in the last 10 years. [264544]

Kevin Brennan: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated March 2009:

Table 1: Number of disabled( 1) persons in employment resident in Doncaster, Barnsley and South Yorkshire
Thousand
12 months ending Doncaster Barnsley South Yorkshire

February 1999

11

14

63

February 2000

16

14

77

February 2001

13

16

71

February 2002

14

14

79

February 2003

13

16

76

February 2004

12

19

82

March 2005

15

20

89

March 2006

15

18

87

March 2007

15

18

81

March 2008

15

19

85

June 2008(2)

***20

***15

*87

(1) Persons age 16+ who had a limiting health problem lasting more than 12 months.
(2) Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See Guide to Quality below.
Guide to Quality:
The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV—for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5 per cent., we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220
Key Coefficient of Variation (CV) (%) Statistical Robustness
* 0 [le] CV<5 Estimates are considered precise.
** 5 [le] CV <10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise.
*** 10 [le] CV <20 Estimates are considered acceptable.
**** CV ≥ 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes.
Source:
Annual Population Survey and Annual Labour Force Survey.

Disabled: Greater London

Mr. Evennett: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people identifying themselves as disabled have been employed in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in each of the last 10 years. [264973]


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Kevin Brennan: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated March 2009:

Table 1. Number of disabled( 1) persons in employment resident in Bexley and London
Thousand
12 months ending Bexley London

February 1999

12

301

February 2000

10

340

February 2001

11

345

February 2002

13

363

February 2003

15

386

February 2004

12

354

March 2005

13

355

March 2006

12

371

March 2007

14

384

March 2008

14

354

June 2008

***15

*375

(1) Persons age 16+ who had a limiting health problem lasting more than 12 months.
Note:
Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See Guide to Quality below.
Guide to Quality:
The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV—for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5 per cent. we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220
Key Coeffici ent Statistical Robustness
* 0 [le] CV<5 Estimates are considered precise
** 5 [le] CV <10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise
*** 10 [le] CV <20 Estimates are considered acceptable
**** CV ≥ 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes
Source:
Annual Population Survey/Annual Labour Force Survey

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