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(29) In totalunable to provide monthly breakdown for this financial year.
(30) Includes greater than £100 million for prison redundancy costs.
(31) Includes greater than £100 for police redundancy costs.
(33) Estimate only-exact figures not known until end of financial year.
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Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) official and (b) working visits have been carried out in Northern Ireland by the President of the Irish Republic in each year since 1990. 
Dr. John Reid: Since 1990 the President of the Irish Republic has visited Northern Ireland on 75 occasions. None of the visits was classified as official visits: all were either working or private, although a number included an element of both. A breakdown of those visits by calendar year is shown in the table.
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Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the costs to the public were of each visit to Northern Ireland by the President of the Irish Republic in each year since 1997. 
Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his answer of 12 November 2001, Official Report, column 516W, how many section 42 certificates have been issued in each year since 1976; what further consideration he has given the terms of the Devlin judgment; and how many cases involving section 42 certificates are being considered by a fair employment tribunal. 
Jane Kennedy: The information pertaining to section 42 certificates is not recorded centrally but a check of our records shows that 43 certificates have been issued, in respect of 39 individuals, under section 42 of the Fair Employment (NI) Act 1976. The following table gives a breakdown by year.
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(34) Of the certificates issued in 1984 and 1994, four were reissues.
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Jane Kennedy: The recruitment agent is contracted to run two recruitment competitions, with the costs spread across both competitions. It is not therefore possible to quantify the costs as appointments are still being made from the qualifying pool in competition one, and the section process for competition two is not expected to be completed before the end of April. Around 300 recruits from the first competition will be appointed on a 50:50 basis.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who decides whether a visit by a foreign head of state to Northern Ireland is categorised as (a) official, (b) private and (c) working; and what criteria are applied in each case. 
Dr. John Reid: When a visiting head of state is invited by Her Majesty's Government, the visit is described as a guest of Government or official visit. Working or private visits take place on the initiative of the visitor or at the invitation of third parties.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many days have been lost owing to industrial action by staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies in each of the last four years. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last four years. 
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