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Health: Tetanus

Baroness Taylor of Bolton asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): Cases of tetanus and deaths from tetanus for the United Kingdom, are given in the following table, with data for cases involving people aged 65 and over in brackets.



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YearCases in the UKCases in people >65 (-)Deaths in the UK

1987

16 (9)

3

1988

16 (6)

6

1989

21 (10)

5

1990

13 (7)

1

1991

11 (7)

5

1992

11 (5)

3

1993

11 (7)

4

1994

5 (2)

1995

6 (3)

1

1996

9 (5)

1

1997

8 (6)

2

1998

9 (3)

2

1999

4 (3)

1

2000

2 (--)

1

2001

6 (3)

2002

7 (4)

1

2003

14 (2)

1

2004

23 (2)

1

2005

9 (2)

2006

3 (1)*

Data have been compiled from laboratory reports, notifications and clinically diagnosed cases.

Relating to people aged 60 and over: data cannot be provided separately. Data are provided by standard age groups and it is not possible to provide data by non-standard age groups. The data in brackets provide the number of cases for people 65 years and over—the nearest standard age group.

Notes: *provisional

House of Lords: Gender Balance

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos): The following table gives a breakdown by gender.

Total Nominations
20022003200420052006

Women

0

1

14

11

9

Out of a total of

5

7

49

39

36

Percentage of women

0%

14%

29%

28%

25%

Nominations by the House of Lords Appointments Commission
20022003200420052006

Women

0

0

4

3

2

Out of total nominated by Commission

0

0

7

7

7

Percentage of women

-

-

57%

43%

29%

Source of data: House of Lords Information Office



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InterTradeIreland

Lord Laird asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Rooker: InterTradeIreland was established in December 1999 and was staffed initially through the temporary secondment of civil servants from government departments, North and South. The information set out in the following table relates to the religious make-up of InterTradeIreland employees recruited to permanent posts through open competition starting in October 2000.

Number of staffRoman CatholicProtestantNon- Determined

1 January 2001

1

1

0

0

1 January 2002

25

23

2

0

1 January 2003

34

27

7

0

1 January 2004

40

33

7

0

1 January 2005

38

31

6

1

1 January 2006

39

32

6

1

1 January 2007

40

33

6

1


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