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|Table 2: Prevalence of cigarette smoking, by gender and age, 2005( 1,2) England|
|All adults||16-19||20-24||25-34||35-49||50-59||60 and over|
|(1) Among Adults aged 16 and over|
(2) 2005 data include last quarter of 2004-05 data due to survey change from financial to calendar year
General Household Survey 2005. Office for National Statistics
|Table 3: Estimated prevalence of smoking among adults, by ward in the Southampton local authority area, 2000-02|
|Estimated prevalence of smoking||95 per cent. lower confidence interval||95 per cent. upper confidence level||Comparison of estimated prevalence for smoking with national estimate|
|(1) It should be noted that the scores for comparing the synthetic estimate to the national estimate relate to the data as follows:|
1 = CI significantly below NE,
2 = Overlapping,
3 = CI significantly above NE.
The national estimate is derived directly from the Health Surveys for England 2000-02 (with associated Confidence Intervals) and therefore is not a model-based estimate.
Synthetic Estimates of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours at ward Level, 2000-02. The Information Centre, Neighbourhood Statistics 2005
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library the guidance issued by his Department to local authorities in each month since January 2005 on the establishment of academies; and if he will make a statement. 
A large number of publications issued by my Department to local authorities include guidance on academies. The most recent specific guidance to
local authorities on academies is included in 400 AcademiesProspectus for Sponsors and Local Authorities (ISBN: 1-84478-682-X) published in May 2007. Copies of this have been placed in the Library.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what value for money assessment of academies has been (a) completed and (b) planned; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The National Audit Office has examined whether the academies programme is able to meet its objectives and to deliver value for money. Its report The Academies Programme was prepared under section 6 of the National Audit Act 1983 for presentation to the House of Commons in accordance with section 9 of the Act, and was published on 23 February 2007. The report examined whether the academies programme was able to meet its objectives and to deliver value for money, and concluded that:
Given the progress made by most academies so far in improving the quality of education for their pupils, the academies programme is on track to deliver good value for money.
Academies are a key element of the drive to raise standards; raising aspirations and creating opportunity in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country. There are no current plans for further value for money reviews of the programme.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what financial provision for academies has been made for each year from 2005-06 to 2012-13 in his Departments budget; and if he will make a statement. 
|(1) Actual outturn|
(2) Estimated outturn
(3) Current baseline
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effect of the targets on adoption on the numbers of children remaining with their birth families. 
A national adoption target was announced in 2000 to increase the number of adoptions of looked after children by 40 per cent. by
the year ending March 2005, and to exceed this by achieving, if possible, a 50 per cent. increase by the end of March 2006.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families collects statistics on the number of adoptions of Looked After Children in England. Relevant information is published in the document Children Looked After By Local Authorities Year Ending March 2006 which is available at:
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