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Income Support

Mr. Tony Lloyd : To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many (a) men and (b) women have had their benefit cut for failure to attend a restart course.

Mr. Burt : Since December 1990, approximately 31,000 unemployed claimants received a reduced personal rate of income support after the adjudication officer decided they had failed to attend or complete a restart course without good reason.

Details of the respective numbers of men and women affected are not held.

Child Support Legislation

Mr. Winnick : To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when the hon. Member for Walsall, North will receive a reply to his letter of 31 January, ref. 6/3644/72 on a child support legislation.

Mr. Burt : I replied to the hon. Member today.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Public Appointments

Dr. Wright : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give details of the public appointments he is responsible for making in addition to those identified in "Public Bodies 1993", including non-executive agency and other departmental management boards.

Sir John Wheeler : My right hon. and learned Friend approves the following public appointments which are not identified in "Public Bodies 1993" :

Chairman of the Rural Development Council.

Up to one third of the membership of the Community Relations Council--the maximum membership is 24.

The lay observer.

Chairmen of the boards of :

The Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Londonderry Harbour Commissioners

The Warrenpoint Harbour Authority

The chairman of :

The Negotiating Machinery for Teachers' Salaries and Conditions of Service (Schools)

The Colleges of Education Negotiating Committee

The Further Education (Lecturers) Negotiating Committee

In addition, the Secretary of State appoints the independent commissioner for the holding centres, the independent assessor of military complaints procedures, the local government boundaries commissioner, one member to Armagh observatory board of governors and five members to Queen's university senate.

The list of appointments are made directly by my right hon. and learned Friend and do not include those made on his behalf by other Ministers.

Car Insurance

Mr. William Ross : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons have taken advantage of the concession in respect of third party insurance set out in Road Traffic (Third Party Risks) Order 1981 in each of the years in which it has been in force.

Mr. Tim Smith : No one has to date.


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Crime

Mr. Maclennan : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the number of (a) recorded criminal offences, (b) offences recorded as cleared up by the police and (c) convictions by (i) category of offence and (ii) into those scheduled for hearing under the prevention of terrorism Acts, and those otherwise dealt with, for each year since 1983 in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Ancram [holding answer 4 March 1994] : The information requested is as follows :


Table 1: Crimes recorded and crimes cleared up by the police    

1983 to 1992                                                    

Year            |Crimes recorded|Crimes cleared                 

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1983            |62,493         |17,371                         

1984            |65,352         |19,986                         

1985            |63,025         |21,943                         

1986            |66,284         |24,344                         

1987            |61,779         |26,617                         

1988            |55,890         |25,226                         

1989            |55,147         |23,808                         

1990            |57,198         |21,475                         

1991            |63,492         |22,675                         

1992            |67,532         |23,253                         


Table 2: Conviction by category of offence 1983 to     

1992                                                   

           |Indictable|Summary   |Motoring             

           |offences  |offences  |offences             

                      |(excluding                      

                      |motoring                        

                      |offences)                       

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1983       |8,317     |8,299     |24,145               

1984       |8,077     |7,754     |25,417               

1985       |8,568     |8,346     |27,255               

1986       |10,312    |6,093     |26,010               

1987       |10,650    |6,072     |28,200               

1988       |9,588     |6,071     |28,553               

1989       |8,422     |5,113     |26,096               

1990       |9,320     |4,293     |27,207               

1991       |8,893     |4,177     |20,133               

1992       |8,558     |4,114     |20,787               


Table 3:                                                

Conviction in the Crown Court 1983 to 1992:             

scheduled and non-scheduled offences                    

Year          |Scheduled    |Non-scheduled              

              |offences     |offences                   

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1983          |577          |1,139                      

1984          |464          |1,025                      

1985          |625          |1,205                      

1986          |567          |1,179                      

1987          |680          |1,135                      

1988          |487          |880                        

1989          |414          |820                        

1990          |440          |816                        

1991          |388          |821                        

1992          |354          |781                        

A number of scheduled offences were also tried in the   

magistrates                                             

court.                                                  

Court Cases

Mr. Maclennan : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases were dealt with by way of (a) magistrates courts, (b) trials by jury and (c) judges sitting alone under the prevention of terrorism Acts, and in


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each category how many cases had (i) guilty pleas, (ii) convictions after pleas of not guilty and (iii) acquittals in each year since 1983.

Mr. Ancram [holding answer 4 March 1994] : The information requested is as follows :


Number of findings in magistrates court by plea and finding                     

1983 to 1992                                                                    

                |Pleading guilty|Found guilty   |Found                          

                |guilty         |after pleading |not guilty                     

                                |not guilty                                     

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1983            |35,665         |3,380          |2,780                          

1984            |35,812         |3,947          |2.410                          

1985            |38,786         |3,553          |2,772                          

1986            |39,139         |1,530          |2,720                          

1987            |41,469         |1,638          |3,160                          

1988            |41,358         |1,487          |3,212                          

1989            |37,963         |934            |3,072                          

1990            |38,615         |949            |3,341                          

1991            |31,188         |906            |2,970                          

1992            |30,805         |1,519          |3,149                          


Number of proceedings in Crown court for non-scheduled offences by         

plea and finding 1983 to 1992                                              

               |Pleading      |Found guilty  |Found not                    

               |guilty        |after pleading|guilty                       

                              |not guilty                                  

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1983           |1,055         |84            |92                           

1984           |926           |99            |96                           

1985           |1,090         |115           |128                          

1986           |1,101         |78            |84                           

1987           |1,056         |79            |75                           

1988           |783           |97            |91                           

1989           |767           |53            |91                           

1990           |716           |100           |136                          

1991           |717           |104           |98                           

1992           |673           |108           |110                          

Note: "Non-scheduled offences" means those that do not fall within         

schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1991, and    

are hence tried by a court with a jury.                                    


Number of proceedings in crown Court for scheduled offences by plea        

and finding 1983 to 1992                                                   

Year           |Pleading      |Found guilty  |Found not                    

               |guilty        |after pleading|guilty                       

                              |not guilty                                  

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1983           |464           |113           |61                           

1984           |426           |38            |43                           

1985           |552           |73            |73                           

1986           |528           |39            |29                           

1987           |634           |46            |33                           

1988           |442           |45            |28                           

1989           |373           |41            |42                           

1990           |386           |54            |30                           

1991           |343           |45            |35                           

1992           |301           |53            |59                           

Note:                                                                      

"Scheduled offences" are defined by the Northern Ireland (Emergency        

Provisions) Act 1991, and under the terms of the Act tried without a jury. 

Western Health and Social Services Board

Mr. William Ross : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many employees of the Western health and social services board in each category of employment are (a) perceived Protestants, (b) perceived Roman Catholics, (c) persons educated outside Northern Ireland and (d) others.

Mr. Ancram [holding answer 7 March 1994] : The information requested is provided in the table :


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                       Protestant          Roman Catholic      Not known<1>        Educated outside    Total                        

                                                                         NI                                                         

                      |Number   |Per cent.|Number   |Per cent.|Number   |Per cent.|Number   |Per cent.|Number   |Per cent.          

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Administration and                                                                                                                  

  Clinical            |415      |37.0     |612      |54.5     |5        |0.4      |90       |8.0      |1,122    |100                

Maintenance           |85       |56.7     |55       |36.7     |3        |2.0      |7        |4.7      |150      |100                

Ancillary and General |445      |40.2     |564      |50.9     |12       |1.1      |87       |7.9      |1,108    |100                

Nursing               |759      |25.7     |1,714    |58.1     |18       |0.6      |461      |15.6     |2,952    |100                

Social Services       |140      |27.9     |288      |57.5     |2        |0.4      |71       |14.2     |501      |100                

Professional and                                                                                                                    

  Technical           |199      |41.8     |226      |47.5     |-        |-        |51       |10.7     |476      |100                

Medical and Dental    |86       |28.6     |80       |26.6     |6        |2.0      |129      |42.9     |301      |100                

Ambulance             |52       |49.5     |43       |41.0     |1        |1.0      |9        |8.6      |105      |100                

Home Helps            |650      |36.1     |966      |53.7     |50       |2.8      |133      |7.4      |1,799    |100                

                      |-------  |-------  |-------  |-------  |-------  |-------  |-------  |-------  |-------  |-------            

Total                 |2,831    |33.3     |4,548    |53.4     |97       |1.1      |1,038    |12.2     |8,514    |100                

<1> Those who attended integrated or special schools which cannot be classified.                                                    

Terrorism

Mr. Wilshire : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list all terrorist incidents in Northern Ireland since 1 January ; and which have been the subject of admissions of responsibility by the IRA.


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Sir John Wheeler [holding answer 17 February 1994] : The list gives details of attacks believed to have been carried out by terrorist organisations in Northern Ireland from 1 January 1994.


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Terrorist incidents in Northern Ireland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

from 1 January 1994 to 25 February 1994                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Date                                            |Incident                                       |Location                                       |Casualties                                     |Group believed                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                |to be responsible                                                                              

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1 January 1994                                  |Incendiary devices exploded in 10 premises;    |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  one other was defused                        |Newtownabbey                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                |Dunmurry                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

2 January 1994                                  |Shooting: indiscriminate attack                |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

3 January 1994                                  |Shooting: shots fired at civilian leaving a    |Castlederg                                     |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  security force base                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

5 January 1994                                  |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Antrim                                         |1 civilian injured                             |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

6 January 1994                                  |Shooting/hijacking: gunmen took over a house   |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  and shot occupant's son                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

6 January 1994                                  |Explosion: improvised grenade attack on        |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  Army patrol partially exploded; second                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                |  device defused                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

7 January 1994                                  |Explosion: Mark 16 mortar attack on joint      |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  RUC/Army mobile patrol                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

7 January 1994                                  |Explosion: Attack on Army patrol               |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

7 January 1994                                  |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

7 January 1994                                  |Explosion: device exploded when thrown at an   |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  Army patrol                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

8 January 1994                                  |Shooting/bombing: propelled grenade attack     |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  and shots fired at public house                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

10 January 1994                                 |Explosion: mortar attack on joint Army/RUC     |Crossmaglen                                    |2 soldiers injured,                            |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  base                                                                                         |  one seriously                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

10 January 1994                                 |Shooting: civilian shot at as he arrived at his|Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  place of work                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

10 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

11 January 1994                                 |Explosion: grenade attack on RUC vehicle       |Belfast                                        |3 police officers                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                |  injured                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

11 January 1994                                 |Device thrown at joint RUC/Army patrol failed  |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  to explode; defused                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

12 January 1994                                 |Shooting/explosion: shots fired at joint RUC/  |Belfast                                        |1 soldier very                                 |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  Army patrol, followed by explosion                                                           |  seriously injured                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

12 January 1994                                 |Device thrown at RUC patrol failed to explode; |Lurgan                                         |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  defused                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

13 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

14 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

15 January 1994                                 |Nine incendiary devices exploded in shop       |Greater Belfast/                               |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  premises; six other were defused             |  Newtownards                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

17 January 1994                                 |Explosion: bomb exploded on waste ground       |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

19 and 20 January                               |Four incendiary devices exploded in shop       |Coleraine/Limavady                             |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

  1994                                          |  premises; six others were defused                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

20 January 1994                                 |Explosion: device thrown at Army patrol        |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

21 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

22 January 1994                                 |Explosion: propelled grenade attack on joint   |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  RUC/Army patrol                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

22 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civlian                |Belfast                                        |1 civlian injured                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

23 January 1994                                 |Incendiary attacks on two shop premises        |Lisnagelvin/Strabane                           |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

23 January 1994                                 |Explosion: device exploded in derelict         |Dungannon                                      |2 civilians injured                            |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  building                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

23 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

24 January 1994                                 |Shooting/explosion: gunmen hijacked taxi;      |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  shots were subsequently fired, followed by                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                |  explosion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

24 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on RUC officer who        |Lisnaskea                                      |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  returned fire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

24 January 1994                                 |Explosion: bomb in video cassette exploded in  |Craigavon                                      |2 civilians injured                            |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  civilian home                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

27 January 1994                                 |Explosion: bomb appeared to explode            |Londonderry                                    |1 civilian injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  prematurely                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

27 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilians              |Belfast                                        |1 civilian killed                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

27 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Ballymena                                      |1 civilian killed;                             |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                |1 civilian injured                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

28 January 1994                                 |Explosion: bomb attack on Army patrol;         |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  partially exploded                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

30 January 1994                                 |Explosion: propelled grenade attack on Army    |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  observation post                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

31 January 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

1 February 1994                                 |Explosion: Mark 15 mortar attack on security   |Newry                                          |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  force patrol base                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

1 February 1994                                 |Explosion: device exploded as police were      |Portadown                                      |1 police officer                               |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  investigating reports of a smashed window                                                    |  injured                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

2 February 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

3 February 1994                                 |Shooting: attack on taxi driver                |Newtownards                                    |1 civilian killed                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

3 February 1994                                 |Explosion: propelled grenade attack on RUC     |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  mobile patrol                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

3 February 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on mini-bus               |Belfast                                        |2 civilians injured                            |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

4 February 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

4 February 1994                                 |Explosion: device partially exploded at RUC    |Londonderry                                    |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  officer's home                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

5 February 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on workmen at RUC         |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  station                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

5 February 1994                                 |Incendiary devices exploded in four            |Belfast/Lisburn                                |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  commercial premises                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

6 February 1994                                 |Explosion: Mark 16 mortar attack on Army       |Belfast                                        |3 soldiers injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  patrol                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

6 February 1994                                 |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

7 February 1994                                 |Explosion: mortar attack on Army observation   |Glassdrumman                                   |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  post                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

8 February 1994                                 |Shooting: shots were fired at a house from a   |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  passing van                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

9 February 1994                                 |Explosion: an explosion occurred on a building |Lisburn                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  site                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

9 February 1994                                 |Explosion: an explosion occurred on a footpath |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

11 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on house                  |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

11 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

11 February 1994                                |Explosion: bomb attack on Army mobile patrol   |Crossmaglen                                    |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

12 February 1994                                |Coffee jar device thrown at RUC mobile patrol  |Cookstown                                      |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  failed to explode; defused                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

12 February 1994                                |Explosion: rocket attack on Sinn Fein Advice   |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  Centre                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

12 February 1994                                |Incendiary device exploded in shop             |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

12 February 1994                                |Explosion: an explosion occurred as a civilian |Craigavon                                      |1 civlian injured                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  moved a traffic cone away from her car                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

13 February 1994                                |Incendiary device exploded in restaurant       |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

13 February 1994                                |Incendiary device exploded in carpet store     |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

13 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on two civilians          |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

14 February 1994                                |Explosion: "chocolate box" bomb attack on      |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  civilian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

14 February 1994                                |Explosion: "chocolate box" bomb attack on      |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  civilian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

16 February 1994                                |Explosion: bomb attack on Army patrol          |Belfast                                        |1 soldier injured                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

17 February 1994                                |Explosion: propelled grenade attack on RUC     |Belfast                                        |1 police officer killed                        |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  vehicle                                                                                      |  and 2 injured                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

17 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on civilian on 17         |Belfast                                        |1 civilian killed                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  February 1994.  Victim died on 24 February                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                |  1994                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

17 February 1994                                |Explosion: premature detonation of bomb        |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

18 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on civilians at Sinn Fein |Belfast                                        |3 civilians injured                            |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  offices                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

19 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on civilian's house       |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

19 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on GAA club               |Portadown                                      |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

19 February 1994                                |Shooting: shots fired in street disturbance    |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

20 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on taxi-driver            |Cookstown                                      |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

20 February 1994                                |Explosion: attack on Army mobile patrol        |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

20 February 1994                                |Incendiary devices exploded in eight shops/    |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  licensed premises; one other was defused     |Newtownabbey                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

21 February 1994                                |Explosion: Mark 15 mortar attack on RUC        |Beragh                                         |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  station                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

21 February 1994                                |Incendiary devices exploded in three shop      |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                |  premises                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

23 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

24 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Belfast                                        |1 civilian killed                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

25 February 1994                                |Shooting: gun attack on civilian               |Lisburn                                        |1 civilian injured                             |Loyalist                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

25 February 1994                                |An incendiary device exploded in a car         |Belfast                                        |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  showroom                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

25 February 1994                                |Incendiary devices exploded in two licensed    |Londonderry                                    |-                                              |Republican                                                                                     

                                                |  premises; one other was defused                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Note: Terrorist shooting attacks within own communities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


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Downing Street Declaration

Mr. Frank Field : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what assessment he has made of the main differences between the agreement between the hon. Member for Foyle (Mr. Hume) and Mr. Gerry Adams and the Downing street declaration ; and if he will make a statement ;

(2) if he or his Department have now received a copy of the agreement between the hon. Member for Foyle (Mr. Hume) and Mr. Gerry Adams.

Mr. Ancram : I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 7 March 1994, Official Report, column 24.

WALES

Housing

Mr. Llwyd : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what designated local authority areas were underfunded by housing associations in 1992-93 ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : The available information as regards net programme outturn is as follows :


Housing for Wales:                          

outturn expenditure 1992-93 through housing 

associations by local                       

authority area                              

                      |Net                  

                      |programme            

                      |outturn<1>           

                      |£000                 

--------------------------------------------

Clwyd                                       

Alyn and Deeside      |2,522                

Colwyn                |2,745                

Delyn                 |1,842                

Glyndwr               |1,107                

Rhuddlan              |1,902                

Wrexham Maelor        |3,432                

                                            

Dyfed                                       

Carmarthen            |1,975                

Ceredigion            |1,805                

Dinefwr               |2,053                

Llanelli              |2,444                

Preseli Pembrokeshire |1,990                

South Pembrokeshire   |912                  

                                            

Gwent                                       

Blaenau Gwent         |1,359                

Islwyn                |1,409                

Monmouth              |4,207                

Newport               |5,882                

Torfaen               |1,989                

                                            

Gwynedd                                     

Aberconwy             |2,095                

Arfon                 |2,971                

Dwyfor                |1,574                

Meirionnydd           |375                  

Ynys Mon              |455                  

                                            

Mid Glamorgan                               

Cynon Valley          |3,226                

Merthyr               |1,649                

Ogwr                  |4,728                

Rhondda               |2,216                

Rhymney Valley        |2,214                

Taff Ely              |1,731                

                                            

Powys                                       

Brecknock             |103                  

Montgomeryshire       |2,730                

Radnor                |1,045                

                                            

South Glamorgan                             

Cardiff               |24,005               

Vale of Glamorgan     |3,316                

                                            

West Glamorgan                              

Lliw Valley           |1,113                

Neath                 |1,557                

Port Talbot           |1,076                

Swansea               |10,547               

                      |-------              

Total                 |108,301              

<1> Excludes £20.366 million credit         

approval transfers.                         

GP Fundholders

Dr. Marek : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the general practitioner fundholding practices in Clwyd and give the totals spent out of the allocations for each practice for the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : There are 17 fundholding general practices in Clwyd at present, as follows :

Dr. B. F. Bracewell and Partners, 14 Russell Road, Rhyl Dr. W. B. Clarke and Partners, Padeswood Road, Buckley

Dr. C. W. Spencer and Partners, Padeswood Road, Buckley Dr. D. E. Jones and Partners, Vale Street, Denbigh

Dr. J. G. Thomas and Partners, Bridge Street, Denbigh

Dr. G. O. Jones and Partners, Coleshill Street, Holywell Dr. E. W. Jones and Partners, Regent Street, Llangollen Dr. G. W. Jones and Partners, 360 Abergele Road, Old Colwyn Dr. N. Evans and Partners, Ffordd Pendyffryn, Prestatyn Dr. J. N. Taylor and Partners, The Roe, St. Asaph

Dr. D. Jones and Partners, Chapel Street, Wrexham

Drs. Alstead, Saul and Partners, 40 St. Georges Crescent, Wrexham (Group)

Dr. J. Tattersall and Partners, Gwersyllt, Wrexham

Dr. R. Rouse and Partners, 98 Conway Road, Colwyn Bay

Dr. D. Ryan and Partners, Gardden Road, Rhos

Dr. W. Jolly and Partners, 38 Shotton Lane, Shotton

Dr. S. B. Patel and Partners, Pwllycrochan Avenue, Colwyn Bay The last year for which spending against allocations is available is 1992-93 and the figures for the practices which were fundholding in that year are as follows :


                                 |Allocation|Outturn              

                                 |£         |£                    

------------------------------------------------------------------

Dr. B. F. Bracewell and Partners |2,159,000 |2,377,853            

Dr. W. B. Clarke and Partners    |1,083,000 |1,090,040            

Dr. C. W. Spencer and Partners   |1,322,000 |1,297,839            

Dr. D. E. Jones and Partners     |1,384,000 |1,414,880            

Dr. J. G. Thomas and Partners    |787,000   |804,204              

Dr. G. O. Jones and Partners     |1,183,000 |1,251,978            

Dr. E. W. Jones and Partners     |1,231,000 |1,270,065            

Dr. G. W. Jones and Partners     |1,691,000 |1,773,965            

Dr. N. Evans and Partners        |2,694,000 |2,843,887            

Dr. J. N. Taylor and Partners    |1,491,000 |1,609,687            

                                 |-------   |-------              

Total                            |15,025,000|15,734,398           

These figures are subject to, and have been audited, by the Audit Commission as part of the audit of the family health services authority.


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Tourism

Mr. Gareth Wardell : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list those private companies whose tourism marketing expenditure is partly financed by grants from the Development Board for Rural Wales.

Sir Wyn Roberts : The Development Board for Rural Wales has not given any grants towards the tourism marketing expenditure of private companies.

The board does, however, work in partnership with the Wales tourist board, the British Tourist Authority, Mid Wales Tourism Ltd., the region's local authorities and the Welsh Rarebit-Welsh Gold Collection consortium, and promotes the region through its own brochure "Welsh Country Holidays" which is itself supported by the British Tourist Authority. All these activities benefit the tourism marketing of private companies by the increased promotion of mid-Wales.

Health Care

Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is proposing to take to improve the quality of health care in (a) Dyfed and (b) Wales.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : The health service in Wales has seen a significant improvement since 1979. By June 1993, the number of inpatients and day cases treated in our hospitals had increased by 71 per cent. and the number of out-patients had risen by 36 per cent. At the same time, the length of time people have to wait for treatment has never been shorter.

Next year, the spending on the NHS will increase by 5.1 per cent. in cash terms, a figure well in excess of inflation for the economy as a whole.

The NHS in Wales is committed to building on this impressive performance, and Dyfed will play its full part in providing better health care for patients.

Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Mr. Morley : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many prosecutions have been taken under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in Wales in each year since 1982 for (a) carrying out a potentially damaging operation to a site of special scientific interest and (b) contravening a nature conservation order under section 29 ; how many of these were successful ; and if he will make a statement.

Sir Wyn Roberts : There have been three prosecutions taken under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in Wales since 1982 for carrying out a potentially damaging operation. One, in 1985, was unsuccessful ; the other two, in 1990 and 1991, were successful. There have been no prosecutions taken under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in Wales since 1982 for contravening a nature conservation order under section 29.

Mr. Morley : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many outstanding management agreements for Countryside Council for Wales for sites of special scientific interest protection there have been in 1993-94 ; what is the estimate of their cost ; and if he will make a statement.

Sir Wyn Roberts : At 28 February 1994 there were 424 management agreements in force on SSSIs in Wales at a total cost of £1,113,227 in 1993-94 up to that date.


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Teachers

Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people (a) graduated or qualified and (b) failed in teacher training in each of the teacher training colleges and universities in Wales in 1993.

Sir Wyn Roberts : The number of United Kingdom students who successfully completed an initial teacher training course, leading to qualified teacher status, at each colleage of the university of Wales in 1992-93 is shown in the table. The information for courses completed at colleages of higher education in Wales is not yet available for 1992-93. Information on the number of students who failed to complete an initial teacher training course is not available.


*

University of                             

Wales<1>      |1992-93                    

------------------------------------------

Aberystwyth   |257                        

Bangor        |130                        

Cardiff       |19                         

Swansea       |272                        

<1> Information supplied by each college  

of the university of Wales as at          

October 1993.                             

Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many newly qualified teachers were appointed to permanent teaching posts by each local education authority in Wales in 1993.

Sir Wyn Roberts : The information requested is not yet available.

Welsh Language

Mr. Llwyd : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officers of local community health boards appointed by him are able to speak Welsh ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gwilym: Jones : I do not appoint the officers of community health councils or health authorities. Information on the linguistic ability of health service staff is not held centrally.

NHS Managers

Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which NHS trusts in Wales have changed the contracts of employment of any managers or executives to cash in annual leave not taken.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : This is a matter for NHS trusts.

Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his policy on managers in the NHS cashing in annual leave not taken.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : Under the general Whitley council agreement which applies to NHS managers employed on centrally prescribed terms and conditions of service, payment in lieu of annual leave may be made in only two circumstances :

(i) where the manager is prevented on account of ill-health from taking his or her normal leave entitlement in the final year of service, and

(ii) where the manager dies in service.

NHS trusts have the freedom to set local terms and conditions of service for their staff.


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Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the monthly taxable emoluments of the five highest paid managers in each of the district health authorities in Wales in (a) March 1990, (b) July 1990, (c) March 1991, (d) July 1991 and (e) March 1992.

Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the monthly taxable emoluments of the five highest paid managers or executives in each of the district health authorities and NHS trusts in Wales in (a) July 1992, (b) March 1993, (c) July 1993 and (d) January 1994.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : The information requested is not available centrally.

Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which national health service trusts have established remuneration committees to establish local salary levels for managers and executives.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : The information is not available centrally. Under new codes of conduct and accountability which my right hon. Friend proposes should come into effect from 1 April 1994, all NHS boards will be required to establish remuneration and terms of service committees.

Health Services, Pembrokeshire

Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many staff were employed by the Pembrokeshire NHS trust in (a) April 1992, (b) September 1992, (c) March 1993, (d) September 1993 and (e) January 1994 ;

(2) how many staff were employed by the Pembrokeshire district health authority in (a) July 1990, (b) March 1991, (c) July 1991 and (d) March 1992.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : The information available is given in the table. Information for March 1991 is not considered reliable.


Staff in Post (Whole-time equivalents)                             

                               |Non-medical|Medical                

                               |and dental |and dental             

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Pembrokeshire Health Authority                                     

July 1990                      |1,443      |n/a                    

September 1990                 |1,429      |82                     

July 1991                      |1,483      |n/a                    

September 1991                 |1,478      |82                     

March 1992                     |1,533      |n/a                    

                                                                   

Pembrokeshire NHS Trust                                            

April 1992                     |1,498      |n/a                    

September 1992                 |1,547      |88                     

March 1993                     |1,557      |n/a                    

September 1993                 |1,540      |<1>94                  

December 1993                  |1,517      |n/a                    

n/a Denotes not available. Medical and dental staffing information 

is                                                                 

only available centrally as at 30 September.                       

<1> Provisional.                                                   

Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether the Pembrokeshire district health authority needed his permission to transfer capital resources from the 1991-92 accounts to revenue expenditure in the 1992-93 financial years for the Pembrokeshire NHS trust.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : Revenue funds were carried forward by the Pembrokeshire health authority from 1991-92 to 1992-93 by making an advance payment into the bank account of the shadow Pembrokeshire NHS trust.


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This arrangement subsequently came to the Department's attention when the authority's accounts for 1991-92 were being prepared. The Department has since made it clear that the accounts of shadow NHS trusts are to be regarded as accounts of the parent health authorities and cannot be used as a means of providing working capital for the trusts when they come into formal effect.

Mr. Ainger : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was, in cash and percentage terms, the rate of return on capital for the Pembrokeshire NHS trust in (a) 1992-93 and (b) 1993-94 ; and what rate is projected for 1994-95.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : The information is as follows :

1992-93--£1,438,000 or 4.7 per cent.

1993-94--£1,955,000 or 7.0 per cent. (projected)

1994-95--£1,688,000 or 6.0 per cent. (planned)

For each year, the achieved rate of return is identified through the formal annual accounts process.


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