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This provides the number and rate of conceptions and the proportion of conceptions that resulted in an abortion. The final column also shows the percentage change in the local conception rate between 1998 (the baseline year for the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy) and 2007.
At a national level, there has been a 10.5 per cent. fall in the teenage conception rate over this period. Within this decline in teenage conceptions overall, there has been a 23.3 per cent. decline in teenage births.
Although annual data for 2008 are not yet available, ONS has published quarterly conception data for the first three quarters of 2008. This shows a further reduction in the under 18 conception rate in each quarter compared to the corresponding quarters in 2007.
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) net expenditure on youth services, (b) local education authority net expenditure on youth services and (c) per pupil average spend on youth services or nearest equivalent was in each London borough in 1999-2000. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Government do not set a budget for spending on youth services. Local authorities decide what should be the expenditure, taking into account Government policy and local needs. The following table shows, for each London borough, the net expenditure and the net revenue expenditure on youth services and the revenue expenditure per head of the 14 to 19-year-old population in 1999-2000.
|The Education (Outturn Statements) (England) Regulations LA based net expenditure on youth services( 1) per head of population (aged 14-19)( 2) in 1999-2000|
|Net current expenditure on youth services||Net revenue expenditure on youth services||Average expenditure per head of population (aged 14-19)|
1. Youth service expenditure includes the following items: employees; staff training; premises-related expenditure; transport related expenditure; supplies and services; third party payments; support services; youth work costs at residential and non-residential youth centres; youth work costs at activity at outdoor and urban studies centres; grant funding to the voluntary sector for youth work.
2. Population of 14 to 19-year-olds is based on ONS mid-year estimates for each local authority. A weighting of 3/4-1/4 has been given to the 2007 and 2008 figures in order to give an estimate for the financial year.
3. Data are provided as reported by the Las in the 1999-2000 outturn exercise. Values of zero for Wandsworth and Hackney LA may be because of discrepancies in the data and this should be acknowledged in any further use of the data. All data matches that published for the 1999-2000 outturn exercise.
Data are taken from the 1999-2000 outturn exercise
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days each hospital started at a (a) level three, (b) level four and (c) level five bed state in accident and emergency in each of the last five years; and how many days each hospital issued a red alert concerning accident and emergency in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: This information is not collected centrally. Bed capacity management systems are a matter for local trusts. There is no national definition of particular bed states nor of particular colour alerts.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many physical assaults against staff of ambulance trusts serving the South East Region were reported in each county in each of the last three years. 
The numbers of physical assaults against NHS staff reported by the South Central Ambulance Service NHS trust and the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS trust in the years 2006-07 to 2008-09 are shown in the following table.
The NHS SMS can assist employers through guidance on assessing risks and acting to protect staff from assaults and, where incidents do occur, on taking action against offenders. The NHS SMS also works with stakeholders, including the Social Partnership Forum, to promote the safety and security of NHS staff.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that the NHS Indicators for Quality Improvement include greater reference to the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with reference to the recommendations of the National Audit Office report on Service for People with rheumatoid arthritis. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Department has asked the National Quality Board to advise on priorities for quality indicator development across national health service services and they will be reporting back in 2010. Indicators for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions will be considered as part of that process.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 672W, on biofuels: air pollution, if he will estimate the levels of (a) mortality and (b) morbidity arising from additional emissions of (i) between 1.7 and 6.3 kt of fine particles and (ii) between 1.3 and 7.6 kt of coarser particles consequent upon achieving the biomass targets set out in the renewable energy strategy. 
The health impacts on air quality of the increase in particle emissions referred to in the question were converted to monetary values, using advice from the Department of Health on the health effects of particles and economic methodologies agreed by the Interdepartmental Group on Costs and Benefits. The impacts of fine and coarse particles were not assessed individually.
The available estimates of the number of life years lost in 2020 from the impact on air quality of the increased biomass combustion was estimated to be 340,000 for an uptake of 38 TWh of biomass with appliances with the very lowest emission on the market emitting 1.3 kt of coarse particles and 1,300,000 for medium quality units representing what is typical of the currently available units emitting annually 7.6 kt of coarse particles.
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