To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much medical services assigned to the termination of pregnancies under the Abortion Act 1967 cost the NHS in each of the last five years; and what estimate has been made of the cost of such services in 2009-10. 
The following table shows the total cost of medical and surgical termination of pregnancies undertaken by national health service organisations between 2003-04 and 2007-08, the latest five years for which information is available.
Cost of abortions 2003-04 to 2007-08
Total cost of abortions undertaken by NHS organisations (£ million)
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1. Figures taken from schedule 4 (NHS trusts and primary care trusts combined) of the national schedules of reference costs for the financial years 2003-04 to 2007-08.
2. Figures do not include abortions performed by private sector organisations under contract to the NHS.
3. Figures include day cases, electives (including excess bed days), non-electives (including excess bed days), out-patient procedures and regular day and night admissions.
4. Total costs are the number of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) multiplied by the national average unit cost and the number of excess bed days multiplied by the national average unit cost.
5. National average unit costs are calculated on a weighted basis.
6. 2003-04 to 2005-06 costs were collected on Healthcare Resource Group version 3.5 (HRG3.5) and include:
(a) M09Threatened or Spontaneous Abortion
(b) M10Surgical Termination of Pregnancy
(c) M11Medical Termination of Pregnancy
7. 2006-07 and 2007-08 costs were collected on HRG4 and include:
(a) MA15AVacuum Aspiration with Rigid Cannula for nine weeks gestation or more
(b) MA15BVacuum aspiration with Rigid Cannula for less than nine weeks gestation
(c) MA16ZVacuum Aspiration with Flexible Cannula
(d) MA17ADilation and evacuation 20 weeks or more
(e) MA17BDilation and evacuation less than 20 weeks
(f) MA18ZMedical Termination of Pregnancy
No estimate has been made for the cost of NHS abortions in 2009-10.
Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there were for diagnosis code (a) F10.0, (b) F10.1, (c) F10.2, (d) F10.3, (e) F10.4, (f) F10.5, (g) F10.6, (h) F10.7, (i) F10.8 and (j) F10.9 for (i) males and (ii) females aged (A) under 14, (B) 14 to 17 and (C) 18 years and over in (1) each region and (2) each primary care trust in each of the last five years. 
Gillian Merron [holding answer 1 July 2009]: The information is shown in a table which has been placed in the Library.
On advice from the NHS Information Centre for health and social care (Information Centre) data by primary care trust (PCT) have not been given; instead data have been given by strategic health authority (SHA). This is because the small number of patients at PCT level requires that all of the data for the 14 to 17 age group and the majority of the 18 and over age group would have to be suppressed, to prevent any identification of individuals, which means that the data which could be supplied would be meaningless.
Additionally, the Information Centre has advised that SHA data be used instead of Government Office Region (GOR) data. SHAs have very similar boundaries to GOR, with the exception of South East Coast SHA and South Central SHA, which are together aggregated to South East GOR. It should be noted that after 2005-06 the SHA configurations changed, with the 28 SHAs merging to form 10 larger SHAs.
The number of admissions does not represent the number of patients as one patient may have been admitted more than once.
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Allergies: Health Services
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Services plans to meet representatives of the National Allergy Strategy Group to discuss allergy services. 
I wrote to the National Allergy Strategy Group on 15 May this year accepting their request for a meeting and we are in the process of organising a convenient date.
Breast Cancer: Males
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what campaigns his Department has undertaken to raise public awareness of male breast cancer in the last two years; and if he will make a statement. 
While the Department has not funded any national male breast cancer awareness campaigns in the last two years, we are working to improve cancer symptom awareness and encourage earlier presentation across all cancers, including male cancers. This is being taken forward through the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative, formally launched in November 2008.
Through the initiative, almost £5 million has been allocated to the national health service to support cancer networks and primary care trusts in implementing local services that will improve awareness of cancers and promote early diagnosis.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the incidence of cancer with each ICD-10 classification. 
Angela E. Smith:
I have been asked to reply.
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated July 2009:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what is latest estimate of the incidence of cancer with each ICD-10 classification. 
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2006. The incidence of cancer with each ICD-10 classification in 2006 is in Table 1.
These figures have been published in Cancer Statistics Registrations. Registration of cancer diagnosed in 2006, England, Series MB1, No. 37. This volume will be placed in the House of Commons Library and can be accessed on the Office for National Statistics website at: