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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: My Lords, I understand that the questions are detailed, but they are very important. There is a great body of concern out there. In the noble Baroness's response, will her officials address why the United States and Australia have withdrawn thimerosal from the vaccines? Class actions are happening there on a vast scale, not without reason. There is concern there that cannot be brushed aside as was done slightly in some of the Answers that I have received.

Baroness Andrews: My Lords, I can give the noble Lord that assurance.

We are spending much more money. For the first time ever, we have a target for improving the mental health of children and adolescents. We are putting 140 million into that, which will be a great step forward. The grant circular has just gone out to local authorities. Viewed in conjunction with all the other measures that I outlined as regards education and special needs, we are not only giving AHDA a higher profile, we are well on the road to ensuring that we can deal with it more effectively on behalf of parents, children and society.

I am sorry that I do not have time to address the youth offending issues. I will write on behalf of the Home Office.

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