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Mr. Moss: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people were not in education, employment or training in (a) England and (b) North-East Cambridgeshire in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Estimates of participation in education, training and employment for those aged 16 to 18 are published by the Department in a Statistical First Release (SFR) each June and can be found on the Department's website
These estimates cannot be broken down to constituency level. However, Connexions Services collect information on the number and proportion of 16 to 18-year-olds NEET in each local authority area. Figures for Cambridgeshire are shown in the following table. As the Connexions data set is calculated in a different way to the Department's official estimates set out above, comparative figures for England are also shown. Figures for Cambridgeshire are not available prior to 2006.
|16 t o 18-year-olds NEET (Connexions e stimates)|
Through the September Guarantee, we are providing every young person aged 16 to 17 with a suitable offer of a place in learning. This has helped us to make excellent progress on participation, with a record level of 88 per cent. of 16 to 17-year-olds in education and training at the end of 2008, and the third consecutive fall in the proportion of 16 to 17-year-olds NEET. Connexions services provide advice and support to all young people and since April 2009, 18-year-old jobseekers who have been NEET for 26 weeks have received early entry to the additional support available through the new deal.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials of each grade in his Department visited the Maldives (a) in 2008 and (b) 2009 to date. 
Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress he has made in evaluating the effectiveness of the work of the sector skills councils. 
All 25 sector skills councils are currently undergoing a robust and rigorous re-licensing assessment, in order to ensure they are as effective as possible. For each SSC there will be a detailed report by the National Audit Office and an overall assessment by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The assessment tests the performance of SSCs against four key themes: that the organisation is well run; is able to deliver core products and services; is able to deliver
sector-specific solutions in line with employer demand; and, is making progress in achieving results and impacts. Eight of the initial 10 SSCs assessed have achieved the standard to be re-licensed by Government. Further announcements on the performance of SSCs are taking place before the end of the year. All of these SSC reports and assessments are in the public domain on the UK Commission website. In addition, the UK Commission is implementing a new performance framework for SSCs.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to answer question (a) (i) 252245, (ii) 252243 and (iii) 252242 on the Working Capital and Enterprise Finance Guarantee schemes and (iv) 252241, on the Capital for Enterprise Fund tabled on 23 January 2009 and (b) (A) 261653, on the Working Capital Scheme, (B) 261624, on loans from the European Investment Bank, (C) 261512, on regional development agencies and (D) 261487, on contracts with banks, tabled on 3 March 2009. 
Mr. McFadden [holding answer 1 April 2009]: Questions 252243 and 252245 were answered by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination on 3 July 2009, Official Report, column 430W.
Stewart Hosie: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to answer question 280004, tabled on 10 June 2009, on the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme. 
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to answer question 241954, on Government departments: information communications technology, tabled to the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills on 4 December 2008. 
To help defend against electronic attack, it is standard good information security practice for corporate IT systems, not to publish internal IP addresses. When accessing internet websites, the IP addresses of all of the computers on the Department internal office IT system are hidden behind the following IP addresses which are publicly available: 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
Sir Michael Spicer: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he will reply to Question 281131, tabled on 15 June 2009, on a reply to correspondence on banks. 
Simon Hughes: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to answer question (a) 279301, (b) 279302 and (c) 279303, on the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme, tabled on 9 June 2009. 
I refer the hon. Member to the answers my hon. Friend the Minister for Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs gave to questions 279302 and 279303 on 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 2059W.
Jim Dobbin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of progress in using NHS numbers as a national unique patient identifier in respect of abortion operations; what proportion of such operations performed in the last 12 months were assigned an NHS number; whether that proportion has increased since September 2008; and whether the requirement to use NHS numbers in such operations from 18 September 2009 applies to independent clinics who perform abortions under NHS contract. 
Gillian Merron: This information is not collected centrally. The Department currently has no plans to use national health service numbers as a unique patient identifier in respect of abortion operations.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2009, Official Report, column 388W, on meeting dates, when his Department
plans to respond to the emails from the National Allergy Strategy Group of 28 May, 4 June, 19 June and 6 July 2009. 
Ann Keen: The Department cannot find any record of receiving e-mails from the National Allergy Strategy Group (NASG) on 28 May, 4 June or 6 July, although we are aware that the group have requested a meeting. The private office of the Under-Secretary of State for Health has previously attempted to contact Mandy East, chair of the NASG and been unsuccessful. However, contact has recently been made and a meeting has been organised for 15 October 2009.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary care consultations for rheumatoid arthritis in the latest year for which figures are available; and at what average cost. 
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of rheumatoid arthritis to (a) the NHS and (b) the social care system in the latest year for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the incidence of male breast cancer is in each primary care trust area .
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2006. There were 275 newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer in males in England in 2006.
Figures are not released for all individual primary care trust areas due to small numbers. Table 1 shows primary care trust areas with three or more newly diagnosed cases of male breast cancer in 2006. There were fewer than three cases in each of the remaining 108 primary care trust areas.
|Table 1: Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of male breast cancer( 1) by strategic health authority and primary care trust( 2)|
|(1 )Breast cancer is coded to C50 in the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10).|
(2 )Based on boundaries as of 2008. Due to small numbers only primary care trusts with three or more newly diagnosed cases are included.
Office for National Statistics.
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