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|Table 2. Most frequent causes of death classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), females aged 18 years and over, Torbay constituency, 2001 - 08(1,2,3)|
|Years when this was a main cause of death for females|
|Cause of death( 4)||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||ICD-10 c odes|
Heart failure and complications and ill-defined heart disease
Malignant neoplasm (cancer) of colon, sigmoid, rectum and anus
Malignant neoplasms (cancer) of lymphoid, haematopoietic and related tissue
|(1) Most frequent causes of death recorded as the underlying cause in female deaths registered in the year in question. These causes accounted for 58 per cent of all female deaths in Torbay constituency between 2001 and 2008.|
(2) Cause of death in England and Wales is defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).
(3) Based on boundaries as of 2009.
(4) The words in brackets have been added for clarity and are not part of the International Classification of Diseases.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many citizens' juries or summits have been hosted by her Department since October 2008; on what date each event took place; and which Ministers were present at each event. 
Tessa Jowell: The Cabinet Office commissioned Central Office of Information (COI) to run a citizens' deliberative discussion in January 2009, to inform "New Opportunities", the Social Mobility White Paper launched that same month. Approximately 40-50 members of the public attended the discussion.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 411W, on departmental work experience, what the average pro rata salary paid to interns in the Cabinet Office and Downing Street was in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Tessa Jowell: The Prime Minister's Office is an integral part of the Cabinet Office. Interns are recruited directly by Business Units. Information on role and salary level is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent discussions she has had with the Sustainable Development Commission on the estimated annual cost of energy used on the Government estate. 
Angela E. Smith: The Minister for the Cabinet Office has not had any discussions with the Sustainable Development Commission on the estimated annual cost of energy used on the Government estate. However, officials within my Department work closely with the Sustainable Development Commission to improve our environmental performance.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps she plans to take to encourage (a) social enterprises, (b) small and medium-sized enterprises and (c) organisations employing young people to bid for Government contracts; and if she will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: The Government are committed to providing a range of support to increase the ability of all types of third sector organisations, including social enterprises and organisations employing young people, to bid for and deliver Government contracts.
We have therefore funded the national programme for third sector commissioning which provides a range of training to improve and increase the commissioning of public services from the third sector.
The Government have also established the MISC 37 Cabinet Committee to investigate barriers to third sector organisations securing and delivering specific public service contracts.
In addition Futurebuilders investments have increased the ability of third sector organisations to better bid for, win and deliver Government contracts now and in the future. In 2009 alone Futurebuilders investees won over 230 public service delivery contracts.
To ensure that SMEs have equal opportunities to bid for Government business an OGC/BIS programme, Access for All, is currently implementing the recommendations made in the Glover Committee report "Accelerating the SME Economic Engine".
Margaret Moran: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the cost of implementing the provisions of the Personal Care at Home Bill in the first 12 months of implementation. 
Phil Hope: I have been asked to reply.
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Mr. O'Brien) on 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 166W.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many separate bookings for stays at five star or above hotels were made through the Expotel contract by (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) the Charity Commission and (c) the Central Office of Information in the last year for which figures are available; and what the cost of such bookings was. 
Angela E. Smith: The information is as follows:
(a) In the period January 2009 to December 2009 (inclusive), 55 bookings were made through the Cabinet Office's Expotel contract, for stays at five star hotels. This represents 3.3 per cent. of all hotel bookings for that period.
(b) No five star hotels were booked by Charity Commission staff through the Expotel contract in the period 1 January to 31 December 2009.
(c) No five star hotels were booked by the Central Office of Information staff through the Expotel contract in the period 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff her Department has appointed who later were discovered to be illegal immigrants since 2005. 
Angela E. Smith: Our records show that no illegal immigrants have been appointed at Cabinet Office since 2005.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department monitors the performance of social enterprise networks in each region. 
Angela E. Smith:
The Cabinet Office does not monitor the performance of the social enterprise networks in each region. The Office of the Third Sector does, however, work closely with the regional social enterprise networks as well as the national social enterprise representative body, the Social Enterprise Coalition, of which the regional networks are all members. The Office of the
Third Sector has recently committed to host and chair a regular working group of the regional social enterprise networks and the Regional Development Agencies which will aim to share information and best practice on supporting social enterprise.
Mr. Crausby: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what her most recent estimate is of the ratio of female to male earnings in the North West. 
Angela E. Smith: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.
Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated 29 January 2010:
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the latest estimate is of the ratio of female to male earnings in the North West. (314507)
Levels of earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for all employees on adult rates of pay, whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. The ASHE, carried out in April each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom.
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