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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 12 May 2009

Health

Cancer: Death

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of trends in mortality rates of (a) common cancers and (b) rarer cancers; and if he will make a statement.

[Official Report, 18 November 2008, Vol. 483, c. 344-50W.]

Letter of correction from Kevin Brennan:

The UK Statistics Authority has identified an error in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Norwich, North (Dr. Gibson) on 18 November 2008.

The original answer provided a table of the age-standardised mortality rates in England, by sex, for the period 1971 to 2005 for all cancers combined and for each cancer where this information was readily available. The error occurred in the rates presented for prostate cancer, which were incorrect for all the years shown, because of a clerical error. In the original table, prostate cancer is ranked 9th on the list for males. On the corrected table, it appears 5th on the list, as the figures are presented in rank order for the first year of data (1971).

The corrected tables are as follows:

Table 1: Age-standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population by cancer site and sex, England, 1971-20051

Rate per 100,000 population

Sex

Site

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

Male

All cancers

284

286

286

288

284

289

285

286

287

285

284

Lung

107

109

109

110

107

108

108

108

106

104

101

Colorectal

34

34

33

34

33

34

33

32

32

31

31

Stomach

32

31

31

30

30

29

28

28

27

26

25

Prostate

21

21

21

21

21

22

22

21

22

22

22

Bladder

13

13

13

13

12

13

13

13

12

12

12

Pancreas

12

12

12

12

13

12

12

12

13

13

12

Leukaemia

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

Oesophagus

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

9

8

9

9

Brain

4

5

4

5

4

5

5

5

5

5

5

Lip, mouth and pharynx

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Kidney

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

5

5

4

5

Non Hodgkin's lymphoma

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

5

Larynx

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Myeloma

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

4

3

4

Hogkin's disease

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

Testis

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Melanoma

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Female

All cancers

175

175

176

178

178

181

179

180

182

183

182

Breast

39

39

40

39

40

40

40

40

40

40

41

Colorectal

26

26

26

26

26

26

25

25

24

24

23

Lung

19

19

20

21

22

22

23

23

24

25

25

Stomach

15

15

14

14

13

13

12

13

12

12

11

Ovary

13

13

12

12

12

13

12

13

12

12

12

Cervix

8

8

8

7

8

8

7

7

7

7

7

Pancreas

7

7

7

8

7

8

8

7

8

8

7

Uterus

5

4

5

5

4

4

4

5

4

4

4

Leukaemia

5

5

4

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Oesophagus

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Bladder

3

3

3

4

3

4

3

4

4

3

4

Brain

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Non Hodgkin's lymphoma

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Myeloma

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

2

2

Kidney

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Lip, mouth and pharynx

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Melanoma

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

2

2

Hogkin's disease

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Larynx

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

Rate per 100,000 population

Sex

Site

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

Male

All cancers

281

286

285

283

277

278

279

276

275

274

271

269

Lung

100

101

97

96

92

90

89

85

84

82

79

76

Colorectal

30

31

31

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

Stomach

24

25

23

22

22

21

21

20

19

18

18

16

Prostate

22

23

24

25

26

26

27

28

28

29

30

31

Bladder

12

12

12

12

12

11

12

11

12

12

12

12

Pancreas

11

12

12

12

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

10

Leukaemia

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

7

7

7

7

Oesophagus

9

10

9

10

10

11

11

11

12

12

12

12

Brain

4

5

5

5

5

5

6

6

6

5

6

6

Lip, mouth and pharynx

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Kidney

5

5

6

5

5

5

5

6

6

6

6

6

Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma

5

6

6

6

6

7

7

7

7

7

7

8

Larynx

3

3

2

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

3

3

Myeloma

3

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Hogkin’s disease

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Testis

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Melanoma

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Female

All cancers

182

183

185

185

184

185

186

186

183

182

180

180

Breast

41

41

41

41

42

41

41

41

40

40

39

39

Colorectal

22

23

22

22

21

21

21

21

20

20

20

19

Lung

26

26

28

27

28

28

29

29

29

29

29

29

Stomach

10

10

10

9

9

9

8

8

8

7

7

7

Ovary

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

Cervix

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

5

5

5

5

Pancreas

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

8

Uterus

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

3

3

Leukaemia

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

4

4

4

4

Oesophagus

4

4

5

5

5

5

4

5

5

5

5

5

Bladder

3

3

3

3

4

3

3

4

4

3

3

3

Brain

3

3

4

3

3

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma

3

3

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

Myeloma

3

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Kidney

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Lip, mouth and pharynx

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

Melanoma

2

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Hogkin’s disease

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

1

Larynx

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

Rate per 100,000 population

Sex

Site

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Male

All cancers

264

260

254

246

246

238

232

228

227

222

221

213

Lung

74

71

68

65

64

61

59

57

56

54

52

51

Colorectal

28

28

27

27

26

25

25

24

24

23

23

21

Stomach

16

15

15

14

13

13

12

11

11

10

9

9

Prostate

31

31

30

29

29

28

27

27

27

27

26

26

Bladder

11

11

11

10

10

10

9

9

9

9

9

8

Pancreas

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

Leukaemia

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

Oesophagus

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

Brain

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

Lip, mouth and pharynx

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

3

4

4

Kidney

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

Non Hodgkin's lymphoma

7

8

8

8

8

7

7

7

8

7

7

7

Larynx

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Myeloma

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Hogkin's disease

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

Testis

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Melanoma

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Female

All cancers

178

176

173

170

168

165

163

160

159

156

157

153

Breast

38

37

35

34

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

28

Colorectal

19

18

18

17

17

16

15

15

15

14

14

13

Lung

30

29

29

28

29

29

28

28

28

29

28

29

Stomach

7

6

5

6

5

5

5

5

4

4

4

4

Ovary

12

12

12

12

12

11

11

11

11

11

10

10

Cervix

4

4

4

4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

Pancreas

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

8

Uterus

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

4

Leukaemia

4

4

4

4

4

5

4

4

4

4

4

4

Oesophagus

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Bladder

4

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Brain

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Non Hodgkin's lymphoma

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

4

4

Myeloma

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

2

Kidney

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Lip, mouth and pharynx

2

1

1

2

2

1

2

2

2

1

2

1

Melanoma

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Hogkin's disease

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Larynx

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 Cause of death for cancers was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Eighth Revision (ICD-8) for 1971 to 1978, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for 1979 to 2000 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for 2001 to 2005. See the box below for specific codes.

ICD8

ICD9

ICD10

All cancers

140-205

140-208

C00-C97

Bladder

188

188

C67

Brain

191

191

C71

Breast

174

174

C50

Cervix

180

180

C53

Colorectal

153-154

153-154

C18-21

Hogkin's disease

201

201

C81

Kidney

189

189

C64-66, C68

Larynx

161

161

C32

Leukaemia

204-207

204-208

C91-C95 xC91.4

Lip, mouth and pharynx

140-149

140-149

C00-C14

Lung

162

162

C33-C34

Melanoma

172

172

C43

Myeloma

203

203

C88, C90

Non Hodgkin's lymphoma

200, 202

200, 202

C82-C85,C91.4, C96

Oesophagus

150

150

C15

Ovary

183

183

C56-C57

Pancreas

157

157

C25

Prostate

185

185

C61

Stomach

151

151

C16

Testis

186

186

C62

Uterus

182

182

C54-C55

Blood: Donation (232840)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of donated blood was used in each year since 1999.

[Official Report, 23 February 2009, Vol. 488, c. 200W.]

Letter of correction from Dawn Primarolo:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Mr. O'Brien) on 23 February 2009. I am sorry that some of the figures in the last two rows of the table were transposed.

The correct figures are as follows: (256709)

2005-062006-072007-08 Whole blood donations collected (thousand) 2,0391,9711,972Red cells validated (thousand)¹ 1,9391,8761,838Red cells expired 663Red cells issuable 1,9331,8701,835Percentage red cells issuable 94.894.995.2Red cells issued (thousand) 1,9411,8731,825Number of hospitals participating² 119119112Percentage transfused³ 100.499.897.1Percentage not transfused 2.62.22.2 ¹ A validated unit of red cells is one that has been processed, tested, and labelled/validated as fit for issue to hospitals. ² Participating hospitals have only been submitting data on units transfused for a full 12 months since 2005-06. ³ Figures stated for the percentage of units transfused and not transfused are based on data submitted by hospitals compared against NHSBT figures for number of units issued. There is a small degree of duplication in submitted data due to the transfer of blood between hospitals, meaning some figures exceed 100. Source: NHS Blood and Transplant

Duchy of Lancaster

Redundancy: Hertfordshire

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many people have been made redundant in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in the last six months; (265801)

(2) how many people identified as unemployed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire had been out of work for 12 months or more in each of the last five months;

(3) how many people under the age of 21 years were identified as unemployed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last five years;

(4) how many people identifying themselves as disabled have been employed in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each year since 1997.

[Official Report, 24 March 2009, Vol. 490, c. 284-85W.]

Letter of correction from Kevin Brennan:

The UK Statistics Authority has identified an error in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mike Penning) to question 265806 on 24 March 2009.

The original answer provided a table of the number of persons claiming JSA under the age of 19, resident in the Hemel Hempstead constituency and Hertfordshire for the periods February 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. This was provided as an alternative answer to the above question, as statistics of the count of claimants of persons claiming JSA were not available for persons under the age of 21. The error occurred in the count of claimants for Hemel Hempstead and Hertfordshire, which were incorrect for all the years shown—they were double the corrected figures, because of a clerical error.

The correct table is as follows:

Table 1. Number of persons aged under 19 claiming Jobseeker's Allowance resident in Hemel Hempstead and Hertfordshire

As at February each year

Hemel Hempstead

Hertfordshire

2005

134

949

2006

161

1,106

2007

140

1,098

2008

121

886

2009

189

1,594

Source:

Jobcentre Plus administrative system

Communities and Local Government

Sustainable Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Level (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3, (d) 4, (e) 5 and (f) 6 sustainable homes have been built in each quarter since the Code for Sustainable Buildings was implemented; and how many homes at each level she expects to be built in each of the next three years.

[Official Report, 29 April 2009, Vol. 491, c. 1383W.]

Letter of correction from Iain Wright:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) on 29 April 2009.

The correct answer should have been. (265270)

The Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code) became operational in April 2007. We estimate that it takes on average 18 months to two years to go through the design, planning and building of any home. To achieve Code status in the most cost effective manner, homes need to be specifically designed for the Code.

The Code process has three main stages, registration, design and post construction—there is a significant number of homes within the process—and these numbers are increasing monthly, even in the current difficult economic climate. The following data are March 2009, with an August 2008 comparison.

Number of code certificates issued by end March 2009 and August 2008

Post construction (by code level)

Registration

Design

1

2

3

4

5

6

March 2009

>190,000

1,231

0

1

58

4

2

0

August 2008

45,000

247

0

0

0

2

0

0