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|Table 2 : Number of deaths where obesity was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate( 1) by age group( 2) , England( 3) and Milton Keynes unitary authority( 4) , 2000-08( 5)|
|(a) 35-45||(b) 46-55||(c) 56-65||(a) 35-45||(b) 46-55||(c) 56-65|
|(1) Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 278.0 (Obesity) for the year 2000 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code E66 (Obesity) for 2001 onwards. Figures are included where obesity was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate, either as the underlying cause or as a contributory factor.|
(2) There are 11 years within age group (a) and 10 years within age groups (b) and (c), so the figures are not completely comparable.
(3) Figures for England exclude deaths of non-residents.
(4) Based on boundaries as of 2009.
(5) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people have died of smoking-related diseases in (a) England and (b) Milton Keynes in each year since 2000. (308083)
Deaths due to smoking-related diseases cannot be directly calculated, as smoking status is not recorded on the death certificate. However, research published by the then Health Development Agency in 2004(1) suggested that, in the period 1998 to 2002, an annual average of 86,500 deaths among persons aged 35 and over were estimated to be attributable to smoking in England(1).
From 2007 onwards, the NHS Information Centre has published an annual report containing similar estimates for England. These reports state that in 2005(2), an estimated 81,900 deaths among persons aged 35 and over in England were attributable to smoking. In 2007(3) the equivalent estimated number of deaths was 82,900, and in 2008(4) it was 83,900. Comparable figures for 2003, 2004 and 2006 are not available.
Figures for the number of people dying of smoking-related diseases in Milton Keynes unitary authority are not available for any years.
(1) The report published by the Health Development Agency is available at:
(2) The 2007 report published by the NHS Information Centre is available at:
(3) The 2008 report published by the NHS Information Centre is available at:
(4) The 2009 report published by the NHS Information Centre is available at:
Mr. Baron: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in the Leader of the House's Office in her Department's buildings in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Baron: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in her Department's buildings in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside her Department's building attended by civil servants in her Department there have been since 2005; and what the cost was of each. 
All Cabinet Office expenditure on away days is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in "Managing Public Money" and the Treasury handbook on "Regularity & Propriety".
The Cabinet Office does not have a specific financial policy on the attending of conferences. The budget for such expenditure is delegated to Heads of Groups/Management Units. As with awayday spend any expenditure on conferences is also based on principles set out in "Managing Public Money" and the Treasury handbook on "Regularity and Propriety".
Sarah Teather: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 her Department received in 2008; and how many of these received a substantive response within 20 days. 
Angela E. Smith: Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice on Freedom of Information in central government for 2008 show that of a total of 870 non-routine requests received by the Department (based on aggregated quarterly data) 86 per cent. (748) received a substantive response within 20 days. 95 per cent. (823) of requests were dealt with 'in time', that is within 20 days by meeting the deadline or other permitted extension deadline.
Angela E. Smith: The Cabinet Office operates a brokerage service to provide support to staff who are without a permanent role as a result of organisational change or because they have reached the end of work on a project. All staff without a permanent role are allocated to project or interim work while they are seeking a permanent role.
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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (a) subject and (b) location of each away day was. 
All Cabinet Office expenditure on away days is made in accordance with published departmental guidance on financial procedures and propriety, based on principles set out in "Managing Public Money" and the Treasury handbook on "Regularity and Propriety".
Tessa Jowell: The Natural Hazards team was established within the Cabinet Office in May 2009 to develop and oversee the critical Infrastructure Resilience programme, targeted to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure and essential services to severe disruption by natural hazards.
Since being established, the team have developed the programme through meetings with stakeholders from across Government, regulators, industry and academia. The number of such meetings is not recorded.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether each Department has implemented the Phillis Review recommendation that it should conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of its communications; and who holds the report of each such review which has taken place. 
Tessa Jowell: Substantial progress has been made towards implementing the findings of the Phillis Review and all the key recommendations have been taken forward. As part of the response to the recommendations made by the House of Lords Committee on Government Communication January 2009, The Permanent Secretary, Government Communication is working with departmental directors of Communication to establish mechanisms to report on the effectiveness of Government Communication.
Adam Afriyie: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made in implementing the Government Action Plan Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use; and what (a) metrics and (b) delivery mechanisms she has established to monitor implementation of the action plan. 
Angela E. Smith: The Open Source, Open Standards and Re-use Action Plan was published in February 2009 as Government policy-focussing on ensuring value for money for taxpayers. Cabinet Office does not gather centralised data regarding software procurement, as this is the responsibility of individual Accounting Officers.
The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is currently developing guidance for the procurement of open source and is working with departments and local authorities that have successfully implemented open source applications, to share best practice and effective methods for procurement.
Over 25 per cent. of secondary schools use the Linux operating system on at least one computer.
35 per cent. of NHS organisations (over 300,000 users) are supported on a Linux infrastructure as the NHS 'Spine' uses an open source operating system, and
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