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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Life Expectancy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to increase the life expectancy of people in deprived regions throughout the world. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 195598 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring access for all to quality essential health and nutrition services is critical to increasing life expectancy and leaving no one behind. DFID assists countries to strengthen their health systems to ensure access to quality health services, medicines, and other essential commodities; save lives and improve women’s and children’s health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights; protect communities from health threats such as disease outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance; prevent and treat malnutrition; and tackle diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria that cause death and disability. As the second largest donor to the Global Fund, our funding contributed to the distribution of 197 million mosquito nets and the treatment of 108 million cases of malaria in 2017. Our investment to Gavi between 2016 and 2020 will vaccinate 76m children and save 1.4m lives.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-30T16:33:32.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T16:33:32.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the protection of human rights of women in Iran. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 205932 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>​Iran's human rights record continues to be of serious concern to the UK, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has designated it as one of its Human Rights Priority Countries. Women do not enjoy the same rights and privileges as men in Iran and continue to face discrimination. We regularly raise the human rights of women with the Iranians at all levels, including at ministerial level, and we continue to take action with the international community through the EU and UN to press Iran to improve its poor record on the human rights of women in Iran.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T16:10:51.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T16:10:51.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
346914
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unstar this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Care Homes: Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that residents in care homes have access to therapies to improve their mental wellbeing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 44 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities must promote wellbeing when carrying out any of their care and support functions in respect of a person. This is sometimes referred to as “the wellbeing principle” because it is a guiding principle that puts wellbeing at the heart of care and support. The definition of wellbeing includes physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Assessments under the Care Act will identify the person’s needs and how these impact on their wellbeing. Care Plans must detail the needs to be met and how the needs will be met, and will link back to the outcomes that the adult wishes to achieve in day-to-day life as identified in the assessment process and to the wellbeing principle in the Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has recognised the importance of doing more to consider the mental wellbeing of people in care homes and asked the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to prioritise this area for one of its first Quality Standards for adult social care which were published in December 2013. The links to these standards can be found here:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph16" target="_blank">http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph16</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs50" target="_blank">http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs50</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/mental-wellbeing-and-older-people" target="_blank">http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/mental-wellbeing-and-older-people</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Regulations 2014 sets out the fundamental standards of care people should expect. Regulation 9 – person centred care, makes clear that; “Providers must make every reasonable effort to provide opportunities to involve people in making decisions about their care and treatment, and support them to do this. This includes physical, psychological or emotional support, or support to get information in an accessible format or to understand the content.”</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission when inspecting services to make sure they meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety, use NICE guidelines and quality standards as evidence to inform its inspection processes and to inform the award of good and outstanding ratings.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A link to the 2008 regulations can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulations-service-providers-and-managers" target="_blank">http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulations-service-providers-and-managers</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme, introduced in 2010, offers patients routine NICE approved talking therapies for the treatment of common mental health disorders including anxiety and depression. The programme aims to provide access to at least 15% of those who require treatment by March 2015 (data available July 2015). NHS England is leading work to ensure that older adults and other under-represented groups are encouraged to seek the help that they need.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T14:40:41.493Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T14:40:41.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hearing Aids more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of hearing aids. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 56 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are responsible for the provision of conventional hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss within their local population. As with other services CCGs commission, they should take into consideration assessments of local need and any relevant clinical guidance from appropriate national bodies such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T11:12:31.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T11:12:31.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
349186
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Anorexia: Medical Treatments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with the British Medical Association and other medical bodies the use of electrical probes to help cure anorexia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 1555 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p>It is for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to provide guidance to clinicians on the use of treatments for specific conditions.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T14:25:36.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T14:25:36.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hearing Impairment: Medical Treatments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to consider the use of new drugs and treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 2667 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
star this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is responsible for developing technology appraisal guidance for the National Health Service on whether new and existing treatments represent an effective use of NHS resources. NHS commissioners are required to fund drugs and treatments recommended by NICE, normally within three months of the publication of final guidance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is aware of a number of treatments for specific types of hearing loss, as well tinnitus, which are currently in development. The safety and efficacy of these treatments would need to be sufficiently demonstrated in clinical trials before they could become publically available and appropriate for consideration by NICE.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T10:05:33.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T10:05:33.893Z
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Work: Older People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to encourage people to visit elderly neighbours with poor health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 5044 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>In a recent speech to the Local Government Association the Secretary of State for Health urged the public to take more personal responsibility for looking after older people. He stressed that the health service, local government, the voluntary sector as well as individuals themselves need to work together to ensure vulnerable people such as the elderly continue to live their life in the community.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through the Care Act 2014, the Department has required local authorities to have measures in place to identify people in their area who would benefit from universal services to help reduce, delay or prevent needs for care and support. This includes needs that may arise from social isolation. The Department has supported a ‘digital toolkit’ for local commissioners, which was developed by the Campaign to End Loneliness. Since its launch in July 2012, the toolkit has been supporting commissioners in understanding, mapping and commissioning for loneliness and social isolation in their communities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Act also provides for greater support for carers to support family and friends who need help. In the Secretary of State’s speech he committed the Department to develop a new carers’ strategy that looks at the best of international practice and examines what more we can do to support existing carers and the new carers we will need.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has published its strategic vision for volunteering, <em>Social action for health and well-being: building co-operative communities.</em> This sets out how we can support people to give their time, more often and in ways that fit in with their lives, to bring health and wellbeing benefits for themselves and others in their communities.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T16:28:10.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:28:10.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
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388282
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Cataracts: Surgery more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cataract operations have been conducted for people in each age group in each of the last five years. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 6040 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The number of cataract operations in England over the last five years are shown in the attached table. In 2013-14 there were 365,470. This compares to 343,970 operations in 2009-10. The 70-79 and 80-89 age groups had the largest number of operations accounting for 68% of cataract operations in 2013-14.</p><p><br><br></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T16:45:52.733Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T16:45:52.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property file name Cataract Operations 2009-14.docx more like this
star this property title Cataract operations (England) per age group 09-14 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
388287
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Visual Impairment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in each age group were registered as blind in each of the last five years. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 6038 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people who are registered as blind or deaf is collected and published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the last available information related to the age distribution for people registered as deaf in England:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>under 18</p></td><td><p>18 - 64</p></td><td><p>65 - 74</p></td><td><p>75 and over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>54,500</p></td><td><p>3,400</p></td><td><p>28,700</p></td><td><p>6,400</p></td><td><p>16,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>56,400</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>30,100</p></td><td><p>6,700</p></td><td><p>17,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the latest available information related to the age distribution for people registered as blind in the last five years:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Type</p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>under 18</p></td><td><p>18 - 49</p></td><td><p>50 - 74</p></td><td><p>75 and over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>152,980</p></td><td><p>4,780</p></td><td><p>19,330</p></td><td><p>30,460</p></td><td><p>98,270</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>10,230</p></td><td><p>415</p></td><td><p>880</p></td><td><p>1,800</p></td><td><p>7,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>147,810</p></td><td><p>4,440</p></td><td><p>18,880</p></td><td><p>29,985</p></td><td><p>94,475</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>9,110</p></td><td><p>405</p></td><td><p>985</p></td><td><p>1,740</p></td><td><p>5,975</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>143,385</p></td><td><p>4,275</p></td><td><p>19,570</p></td><td><p>31,620</p></td><td><p>87,920</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>8,875</p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>890</p></td><td><p>1,700</p></td><td><p>5,915</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 6039 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T13:38:52.887Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T13:38:52.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
388288
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hearing Impairment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in each age group were registered as deaf in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 6039 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people who are registered as blind or deaf is collected and published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the last available information related to the age distribution for people registered as deaf in England:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>under 18</p></td><td><p>18 - 64</p></td><td><p>65 - 74</p></td><td><p>75 and over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>54,500</p></td><td><p>3,400</p></td><td><p>28,700</p></td><td><p>6,400</p></td><td><p>16,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>56,400</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>30,100</p></td><td><p>6,700</p></td><td><p>17,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the latest available information related to the age distribution for people registered as blind in the last five years:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Type</p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>under 18</p></td><td><p>18 - 49</p></td><td><p>50 - 74</p></td><td><p>75 and over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>152,980</p></td><td><p>4,780</p></td><td><p>19,330</p></td><td><p>30,460</p></td><td><p>98,270</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>10,230</p></td><td><p>415</p></td><td><p>880</p></td><td><p>1,800</p></td><td><p>7,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>147,810</p></td><td><p>4,440</p></td><td><p>18,880</p></td><td><p>29,985</p></td><td><p>94,475</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>9,110</p></td><td><p>405</p></td><td><p>985</p></td><td><p>1,740</p></td><td><p>5,975</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>143,385</p></td><td><p>4,275</p></td><td><p>19,570</p></td><td><p>31,620</p></td><td><p>87,920</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>8,875</p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>890</p></td><td><p>1,700</p></td><td><p>5,915</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 6038 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T13:38:52.75Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T13:38:52.75Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this