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Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria the Government plans to put in place for eligibility for grants for feed-in tariffs. 
Charles Hendry: The GB feed-in tariffs (FITs) scheme allows combination of grant and FITs payments if the authority is satisfied that the making of FIT payments in respect of the installation would be in accordance with the law relating to state aid.
The European Commission published their decision in relation to state aid and the GB FITs scheme on 14 June 2010. The decision-number N94/2010-is available from the EC website at:
We are considering the implications of this decision on the FITs scheme in the context of our overall approach to energy and climate change. We will make an announcement in due course.
Ian Swales: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on grandfathering of biomass feed-in tariffs. 
Charles Hendry: The consultation on biomass grandfathering policy closed on 28 May. DECC officials are currently analysing the responses.
Electricity generation from biomass (other than anaerobic digestion) is not eligible for feed-in tariffs. Biomass electricity generation at all scales is eligible for support through the renewables obligation.
Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what definition of equal-sized constituencies he uses. 
Mr Harper: The Government have announced that they will introduce legislation to provide for the creation of fewer and more equally-sized constituencies. Details of these provisions will be announced in due course and Parliament will have the opportunity to debate them.
Mr Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) 18, (b) 17, (c) 16, (d) 15, (e) 14, (f) 13 and (g) 12 years old in each strategic health authority area who had had (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three, (iv) four, (v) five, (vi) six, (vii) seven, (viii) eight, (ix) nine and (x) 10 or more previous abortions had an abortion in 2009. 
Anne Milton: The information we can provide is shown in the following table. The Department has withheld data where there are totals of less than 10 (between 0 and nine) cases as we believe the disclosure of this information could breach an individual's confidentiality. This is in accordance with the Office for National Statistics guidance on the disclosure of abortion statistics (2005).
|Previous abortions by age under 19 and Strategic Health Authority of residence, 2009|
|Strategic Health Authority||Number of previous abortions||Age under 18||18||Total under age 19|
Ages and number of previous abortions are grouped where totals are less than 10 (between 0 and nine) or where a presented total would reveal a suppressed value from previously published data.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adults were treated for mental health issues attributable to alcohol misuse (a) nationally, (b) in the East Midlands and (c) in Leicester in each of the last five years. 
Anne Milton: The information is shown in the following table. It should be noted that the figures include admissions where mental and behavioural disorder due to alcohol is a secondary diagnosis, as well as those where it is the primary diagnosis. A secondary diagnosis will not in all cases be a cause of admission.
|Number of finished admissions of patients aged over 18 with a diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol|
1. Includes activity in English national health service hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector.
2. Finished admission episodes
A finished admission episode is the first period of inpatient care under one consultant within one health care provider. Finished admission episodes are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. It should be noted that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
3. Primary diagnosis
The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 20 (14 from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was admitted to hospital.
4. Secondary diagnosis
As well as the primary diagnosis, there are up to 19 (13 from 2002-03 to 2007-08 and six prior to 2002-03) secondary diagnosis fields in HES that show other diagnoses relevant to the episode of care.
5. Data quality
HES are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts in England. Data are also received from a number of independent sector organisations for activity commissioned by the English NHS. The NHS Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain.
6. Assessing growth through time
HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. The quality and coverage of the data have improved over time. These improvements in information submitted by the NHS have been particularly marked in the earlier years and need to be borne in mind when analysing time series. Some of the increase in figures for later years (particularly 2006-07 onwards) may be due to the improvement in the coverage of independent sector activity.
Changes in NHS practice also need to be borne in mind when analysing time series. For example, a number of procedures may now be undertaken in outpatient settings and may no longer be accounted for in the HES data. This may account for any reductions in activity over time.
7. Assignment of Episodes to Years
Years are assigned by the end of the first period of care in a patient's hospital stay.
The ICD-10 code for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol is F10.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.
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