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Mr. Raynsford: From May this year, a new Code of Conduct has been applied to all councillorsincluding members of county councils. The new Code makes very clear the high standards of behaviour that are expected of all councillors. Alongside the introduction of new Codes, the Government has established the Standards Board for England to support councils in raising standards of conduct, and to investigate allegations of misconduct.
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will estimate for Huntingdonshire District Council the effects of each of the options set out in chapter 9 of Formula Grant Distribution: A Consultation Paper. 
Mr. Raynsford: The effects on Huntingdonshire DC of the options in chapter 9 (which relate to the Area Cost Adjustment) are set out on page 118 of the consultation document. They are as follows, showing in each case the increase both in actual and percentage terms compared with 2002/03.
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|Local Authority||2002/03 Total SSA||Change from 2002/03 Total SSA|
|Option ACA1||Option ACA2||Option ACA3||Option ACA4||Option ACA5|
Mrs. Roche: I am announcing the outcome of the Review of Area Based Initiatives today. The Review sets out a number of important changes which will significantly improve the co-ordination of area based initiatives. I am placing copies of the report on the outcomes in the libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Alexander: I have been asked to reply. It has always been the Government's intention to undertake an extensive process of consultation with stakeholders and relevant groups as part of the development of a National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy. Yesterday jointly with my hon. Friend Hazel Blears we published a consultation document ''National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy: Consultation Document'' setting out the areas on which the Government would welcome views. Copies of this have been placed in the Libraries of the House. The consultation period will run until 15 January and responses are sought directly to the Strategy Unit and Department of Health. We will also be holding a series of joint consultation events to seek the views of a range of stakeholders including local
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authorities, police, Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs), NHS/ medical services (eg PCTs), education (schools sector), academics (university sector), voluntary sector, non-government organisations, the alcohol industry, users of treatment services and employers. Once the consultation period has closed the Strategy Unit will produce an interim analysis taking account of responses received.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate how many excess winter deaths occurred in 200102, broken down by (a) English region, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Great Britain by age band; and if he will provide corresponding estimates for each of the last five years. 
|1996/1997 1||1997/1998 1||1998/1999 1||1999/2000 1||2000/2001 1|
|England, Wales and elsewhere||064||3040||1700||3100||3770||2300|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||064||240||210||260||350||200|
|England and Wales||064||3050||1760||3130||3790||2300|
* Excess winter deaths are defined by the Office for National Statistics as the difference between the number of deaths during the four winter months (December to March) and the average number of deaths during the preceding autumn (August to November) and the following summer (April to July)
1 rounded to the nearest 10
2 provisional, rounded to the nearest 100
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