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David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doses of medication were (a) received into pharmacies in and (b) prescribed in the adult custodial estate in England and Wales in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Phil Hope: This information is not collected centrally. The responsibility for commissioning offender health services in publicly run prisons in England has been fully devolved to national health service primary care trusts since 2006 and as such pharmacy services are commissioned locally.
|Certificate duration||Number of active prepayment certificates (Thousand)|
1. Active means the prepayment certificate expiry date was on or after 24 March 2010.
2. Figures may not add due to rounding.
NHS Help with Health Costs (HwHC) PPC database.
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the review of prescription charges for people with long-term conditions; what timetable has been set for implementation; and if he will make a statement. 
Phil Hope: The Department does not hold information centrally on absences due to severe weather. Line managers are responsible for agreeing to practical and sensible measures (such as working from home and flexibility in working hours) to manage the effects of severe weather conditions.
Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were prosecuted for selling alcohol to under-age people in each police force area in the North West in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: The number of the defendants found guilty at all courts for sale or allowing the sale of alcohol to a person under 18 all police force areas 2005 to 2008 can be viewed in the following table.
A penalty notice for disorder (PND) can also be issued for these offences. For England and Wales 2,058 PNDs were issued in 2005, 3,195 PNDs issued in 2006, 3,583 PNDs issued in 2007, 2,824 PNDs issued in 2008.
|The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for selling alcohol to persons aged under 18, in England and Wales from 2003 to 2007, broken down by police force area|
|Police force Area||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty||Proceeded against||Found guilty|
1. Data includes the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes:
Selling etc. intoxicating liquor to person under 18 for consumption on the premises-Licensing Act 1964 S. 169 A & B as added by Licensing (Young Persons) Act 2000 S. 1, Licensing (Occasional Permissions) Act 1983 S.3 [Sen. Para. 4(1)).
Sale of alcohol to person under 18-Licensing Act 2003 S. 146
Allowing sale of alcohol to person under 18-Licensing Act 2003 S. 147
Wholesaler selling intoxicating liquor to a person under 18-Licensing Act 1964 S. 181A(1) as added by Licensing Act 1988 S. 17.
Persistently selling alcohol to children-Licensing Act 2003 S. 147A as added by Violent Crime reduction Act 2006.
2. Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
3. The "Total proceeded against" statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.
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