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Mr. Pickles: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2006, Official Report, columns 734W, on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), if the data supplied to the VOA from the National Register of Social Housing included information on the property attributes of individual homes. 
The development phase of the Valuebill project formally closed at the end of March 2005. Ownership and responsibility for sustainability has migrated to London Connects, the pan-London e-Government partnership. London Connects is currently involved in a number of initiatives to ensure roll out of
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the product set including distributing them on CD to all appropriate English local authorities. Copies of this CD have been placed in the Libraries of the House.
Yvette Cooper [holding answer 24 April 2006]: The North West Regional Housing Strategy recognised the impact of rising house prices in the region and made theprovision of affordable houses its second priority after urban regeneration. The Government have allocated around 45 per cent. of the region's housing resources to providing affordable housing, which includes first time buyers. Within Warrington, the Housing Corporation has allocated £1.7 million to help provide affordable housing in the Robson street scheme. Warrington council has also made use of the Private Finance Initiative to provide affordable housing for rent.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has given to primary care trusts on the priority which they should give in allocating their budgets to fulfilling their responsibilities under the Every Child Matters" initiative; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Byrne: The Every Child Matters: Change for Children" programme is a joint programme between the Department and the Department for Education and Skills, which sets out the national framework for local change programmes to build services around the needs of children and young people.
Since the launch of the programme in 2004, a range of documents and guidance has been published to support local delivery. These set out primary care trusts' (PCTs) responsibilities under the Children Act 2004, the legislation underpinning the Every Child Matters" programme. Chief executives in PCTs are alerted to relevant guidance published under the Every Child Matters" programme through the Department's bulletin to chief executives. PCTs are responsible for deciding how to prioritise and allocate their budgets, taking into account the full needs of their local population.
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Mr. Byrne [holding answer 2 May 2006]: National health service trusts self-report the number of accident and emergency (A&E) services they provide against definitions set by the Department for the three types of A&E. The information available is shown in the table and this was the position at the end of December 2005.
|Number of departments (England)|
|Type 1 (major) A&E departments||204|
|Type 2 (single specialty) A&E departments||85|
|Type 3 A&E departments (minor injury and illness|
services including minor injury units, including
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average alcohol consumption per person, per visit to a pub or bar, was in (a) Southend-on-Sea, (b) Essex, (c) the Metropolitan police area of London and (d) England in each of the last five years for which information is available. 
Caroline Flint: The information requested is not held centrally. However, data are available on the mean alcohol consumption (in units) among adults (aged 16 and over) from 1996 to 2002 for England, for each Government office region (GOR) and strategic health authority (SHA). Information on outlets where alcohol is purchased is also available.
Table 1 provides the mean alcohol consumption per week, in units for adults (aged 16 and over) for each Government office region, including London GOR, and SHAs (including Essex) from 1996 to 2002 using three-year moving averages. The results are taken from Health Survey for England: Health & lifestyles indicators for Strategic Health Authorities 19942002".
Table 2 shows the percentage of adults (aged 16 and above) who had bought alcohol at the four main types of outlet in the last week: by sex and average weekly alcohol consumption in 2004, Great Britain.
|County Durham and Tees Valley||14.8||14.4||13.9||13.9||13.8|
|Northumberland, Tyne and Wear||13.5||13.0||13.9||13.4||13.8|
|Cheshire and Merseyside||12.4||12.5||13.0||13.7||14.8|
|Cumbria and Lancashire||13.4||13.7||13.9||13.7||13.4|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||13.4||14.3||14.8||14.4||14.1|
|North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire||12.5||14.0||15.3||14.7||14.5|
|Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland||10.7||11.5||11.7||12.1||12.1|
|Birmingham and the Black Country||12.2||11.7||11.3||11.6||11.5|
|West Midlands South||11.5||10.6||11.0||11.7||13.7|
|Shropshire and Staffordshire||11.6||11.1||11.1||11.4||11.3|
|East of England||10.8||10.8||11.2||11.4||11.9|
|Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire||11.5||11.9||12.2||12.5||12.4|
|Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire||10.7||10.8||10.6||10.5||11.0|
|North Central London||10.0||9.7||9.9||10.3||10.9|
|North East London||8.9||8.7||7.8||7.6||8.0|
|North West London||9.9||9.8||10.7||10.7||12.0|
|South East London||11.1||10.8||11.8||12.2||12.0|
|South West London||12.3||12.0||12.0||12.3||11.6|
|Hampshire and Isle of Wight||12.0||12.2||11.5||10.9||10.9|
|Kent and Medway||11.9||11.8||11.2||11.4||11.1|
|Surrey and Sussex||12.4||12.3||12.3||13.0||13.0|
|Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire||11.7||12.6||13.2||12.2||11.8|
|Dorset and Somerset||12.3||12.1||11.4||10.7||11.4|
|South West Peninsula||11.1||11.5||12.1||11.9||11.5|
|Weekly alcohol consumption||Licensed bar||Supermarket||Restaurant||Off-licence||Base (=100 per cent.)|
|Less than 1 unit||4||6||5||2||179|
|22 units and over||71||41||28||20||356|
|Less than 1 unit||5||6||6||1||403|
|22 units and over||50||48||29||12||256|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the average alcohol consumption per person, per visit to a pub or bar, in each country in the European Union in each of the last five years for which information is available. 
Caroline Flint: The information requested is not held centrally. However, data is available on adult per capita alcohol consumption. The table provides the average adult (aged 15 and over) per capita pure alcohol consumption (in litres) for the last five years available for each of the European Union countries.
David Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department will publish the final report on models of care for alcohol misusers; and what assessment she has made of the merits of providing ring-fenced funding for tackling alcohol misuse. 
Caroline Flint: The Department intends to publish models of care for alcohol misusers within the next few months. We are not considering ring-fenced funding for alcohol treatment services, funding of these services is part of the normal responsibilities of primary care trusts.
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