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Ring-fenced grants are being provided to all 152 local authorities in England over the three years 2008-09 to 2010-11 for the provision of support services to adult stroke survivors and their carers in the community. The ring-fenced grants total £45 million over the three years which means that each local authority receives an average of £100,000 a year. A local authority circular has been issued that sets out the kind of services that these grants might be used to fund. Annex B of the
circular also lists the funding allocated to local authorities. The local authority circular can be found at the following web address:
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list (a) the causes of (i) stroke, (ii) dementia and (iii) depression and (b) the proportion of cases attributable to each such factor in the last 12 months. 
There are many causes of stroke, dementia and depression and this information is widely available in the public domain. For example, the NHS Choices website lists the causes for stroke, dementia and depression on its website:
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The number of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) where a main procedure or intervention was performed, broken down by strategic health authority (SHA) of treatment for the years 2006-07 to 2008-09 is shown in the following table:
|SHA||SHA of t reatment||2008-09||2007-08||2006-07|
1. FCE is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FCEs are counted against the year in which they end. Figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year.
2. The main procedure is first recorded procedure or intervention in each episode, usually the most resource intensive procedure or intervention performed during the episode. In some cases a patient may undertake more than one procedure as part of the same episode. The data does not include the number of secondary procedures undertaken at the same time as the main procedures.
3. SHA of treatment indicates the strategic health authority where the treatment took place.
4. Where Wales is shown as the SHA of treatment, the figure relates to patients who were treated by an English independent provider who also have sites in Wales, where these treatments took place.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pregnancies of girls aged between 15 and 19 years there were in each of the last 30 years; and what assessment he has made of trends in the level of such pregnancies. 
The Director General for the Office for National Statistics has been asked to reply to your recent question asking the Secretary of State for Health, how many pregnancies of girls aged between 15 and 19 years there were in each of the last 30 years; and what assessment has been made of trends in the level of such pregnancies. (317966) I am replying in his absence.
The table attached provides the statistics that are available on a consistent basis and follows the standard way of presenting these data. The table gives the number of conceptions among girls aged (a) under 16, (b) 16-19 years and (c) under 20, and rates of conceptions for (d) under 16 and (e) under 20, for England and Wales for 1987 to 2007 (the most recent year for which figures are available). Figures specifically for girls aged between 15 and 19 years could only be provided at disproportionate cost.
Figures on conceptions are estimates based on the number of live births, stillbirths or legal abortions. They do not include miscarriages and illegal abortions. Prior to 1987, a woman's age at conception was calculated on a different basis and therefore it is not possible to accurately compare the level of conceptions prior to 1987 against levels in subsequent years.
Rates have been included in the table provided as rates take account of changes in population sizes and therefore provide a better measure of the proportion of women who conceive each year.
|Conceptions( 1) to women aged (a) under 16 years( 2) and 16-19 years( 2) in England and Wales( 3) , 1987-2007( 4)|
|Number of conceptions (thousand)||Rate per 1,000( 5)|
|Age of woman at conception||Age of woman at conception|
|Year||(a) Under 16( 6)||(b) 16-19 years( 6)||(c) Under 20( 6)||(d) Under 16( 6)||(e) Under 20( 6)|
|(1 )Figures on conceptions are based on the number of live births, stillbirths or legal abortions. They do not include miscarriages and illegal abortions.|
(2) Age at estimated date of conception.
(3) Women usually resident in England and Wales.
(4) Years for which the method used for estimating woman's age at conception was consistent. 2007 is the most recent year for which figures are available.
(5) Number of conceptions to women under 16 per 1,000 female population aged 13-15 and to women under 20 per 1,000 female population aged 15-18.
(6 )Data have been published in groups-'under 16' and 'under 20'. Due to small numbers 'under 16' has been included as a group. Age 16-19 was calculated by subtracting the 'under 16' figure from the 'under 20'.
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