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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many press releases were issued by his Department (a) between 1 May and 31 December 1997 and (b) in each year from 1998 to 2001 inclusive. 
|1 May to 31 December 1997||844|
|2002 as of 1 March||60|
Jane Kennedy: The table provides details of police officers injured as a result of terrorism or serious public disorder. Statistics on the number of police officers injured by other means (eg RTAs, and assaults while dealing with routine inquires) are not included.
|Police officers injured as a result of the security situation/serious public disorder||Number|
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) which non-accounting and non- information technology external organisations have won new contracts with (a) his Department and (b) executive agencies in each of the past five years; 
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(3) which non-accounting and non-information technology external organisations which previously held contracts with his Department (a) won new contracts at the culmination of the existing contracts and (b) won new contracts after a period of inactivity with his Department in each of the past five years. 
For instance, at our headquarters building, our caterers currently offer fair trade coffee. In addition, our caterers in our courts in the northern, north-eastern and north Wales regions offer both fair trade tea and coffee.
Mr. Lepper: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will make a statement on how the recommendations of the Advisory Board on Family Law: Children Act Sub-Committee to the Lord Chancellor on the question of parental contract in cases where there is domestic violence have been adopted by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) have ensured that the Advisory Board on Family Law: Children Act Sub-Committee's guidelines on parental contact where there are allegations of domestic violence have been promulgated to its staff. The Lord Chancellor's Department are monitoring the effectiveness of the guidelines, including their use by CAFCASS. CAFCASS is also a member of the Lord Chancellor's Working Group on Child Contact Centres to improve procedures for referral to contact centres in cases, including those where there has been domestic violence.
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Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her answer of 13 February 2002, Official Report, column 409W, on sports clubs, (1) on what evidence base the Government drew up proposals for reforming the system of rate relief for voluntary sports clubs contained in the White Paper, "Strong Local Leadership-Quality Public Services"; 
Rateable values for all non-domestic properties are published in the rating list for each billing authority in England. These indicate the type of each property, but do not record information about the occupiers of those properties. Sporting properties are identified by a number of categories, including bowling greens, clubhouses, cricket grounds/pitches, pavilions, golf courses, polo grounds, sports grounds, tennis courts/clubs, football grounds, football pitches, rugby union grounds. However, the rating lists do not show whether or not the occupiers of those properties are non-profit making sports bodies.
The proposals on rate relief for voluntary sports clubs in the White Paper "Strong Local LeadershipQuality Public Services", follow consultation in the Green Paper, "Modernising Local Government Finances", which was published in September 2000. They are based on discussions with sports representative bodies and representations from many individual sports clubs. The White Paper proposals also take account of the decision of the Charity Commission, announced on 30 November 2001, to recognise community amateur sports clubs for charitable status. Both the White Paper proposals on rates and the Charity Commission announcement took account of evidence proved by the sports bodies and other sports clubs.
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Tessa Jowell [holding answer 5 March 2002]: Since 1997 my predecessor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Smith) and I have made around 280 public appointments to non- departmental public bodies. Our records indicate that, while two of these live in Warrington, none live in the Warrington, North constituency.
Mr. Paul Murphy: In respect of the former Welsh Office (up to June 1999): figures are not available for 199899; there was one secondment to the private sector and 30 secondments to the public sector in 19992000.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the names of staff who have been seconded to his Department from the private sector since May 1997, indicating (a) the names of the organisation from which each has come, (b) their responsibilities and civil service grades within his Department, (c) the organisation responsible for paying their salary and (d) the start and end dates of their secondment. 
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