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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have defended in (i) industrial tribunals and (ii) the courts in each year since 1997; how many were concluded in their favour; and what the total cost to his Department of litigation was in each year. 
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|Year||Cases Defended||Concluded in favour of Agency|
Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his answer of 9 November 2001, Official Report, column 485W, in what manner the PSNI activity data collection will break down activities of the police; what the objectives and terms of reference for this exercise are; and in what way the results of such analysis will be made public. 
Jane Kennedy: The PSNI activity analysis collection will break down activities in accordance with the ACPO National Police Activity Based Costing Model. This model is focused on the District/Basic Command Unit and encompasses the total cost of policing a given geographical area. It includes all of those policing services which are delivered by DCU staff, and includes contributions from Headquarters operational or organisational support units. The six core areas of policing activity to be analysed are crime, road traffic, public order, public reassurance, call management and prisoner handling. Each of these core areas are broken down into Incidents (and by association incident related activities) and Non-incident Related Activities. For example, Crime is broken down into Violence (sexual offences, robbery, violence against the person), Burglary (dwelling, other), Theft of or from a Motor Vehicle, Theft other (shoplifting), Criminal Damage, Drugs (Class A), Other Crime and Crime Desk/Telephone Investigation Bureau.
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The analysis will be made public to enable informed decisions to be made about the allocation of scarce resources. Activity analysis will also help inform future funding debates and make explicit how resources are allocated across core police functions.
Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will break down the number of complaints received by the Police Ombudsman by (a) perceived community origin, (b) gender and (c) other recorded categories of complainant. 
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Mr. Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many recipients there are of pensions paid (a) for their service and (b) by virtue of their husband's service in the Royal Irish constabulary including Auxiliaries. 
Jane Kennedy: There are (a) no recipients of pensions paid to former officers of the Royal Irish Constabulary including Auxiliaries and (b) four recipients of pensions paid to widows by virtue of their husband's service.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prosecutions are under way against members of the Police Service in respect of activity carried out by them in the course of their duties in the period up to May 1998. 
Jane Kennedy: The Chief Constable has advised that there is no record of any prosecutions underway against members of the Police Service in respect of activity carried out by them in the course of their duties from 1996 to May 1998. Records prior to 1996 are held in a form which is not readily retrieved.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) full-time and (b) reserve members of the Police Service there were in each police division in Northern Ireland in each year since 1996. 
|2002 (as at 15 March 2002)|
|N BMEN DCU||108||23|
|N BMON DCU||60||14|
|N COLE DCU||109||43|
|N FERM DCU||188||82|
|N FOYL DCU||223||83|
|N LARN DCU||68||22|
|N LIMA DCU||63||28|
|N MFEL DCU||88||54|
|N MOYL DCU||24||11|
|N OMAG DCU||118||41|
|N STRB DCU||100||56|
|S ARDS DCU||121||51|
|S ARMA DCU||124||62|
|S BANB DCU||80||29|
|S COOK DCU||84||37|
|S CRAI DCU||165||71|
|S DAST DCU||166||72|
|S DOWN DCU||153||85|
|S NEWM DCU||174||87|
|U ANTR DCU||99||54|
|U BELE DCU||196||126|
|U BELN DCU||334||109|
|U BELS DCU||276||142|
|U BELW DCU||254||205|
|U CFER DCU||70||52|
|U CREA DCU||104||72|
|U LISB DCU||197||112|
|U NABB DCU||129||26|
|U NDOW DCU||139||88|
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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people identified as (a) Protestant and (b) Roman Catholic who have applied to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (i) were found to be suitably qualified and (ii) were not offered a position within the Police Service. 
Jane Kennedy: In the first Police Service of Northern Ireland recruitment competition, 419 candidates identified as non-Catholic and 173 candidates identified as Catholic were found to be suitably qualified.
To date 245 candidates from the non-Catholic group have been informed that the Chief Constable cannot offer them an appointment, in accordance with Section 46 of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000. No candidate in the Catholic group has to date been refused an appointment.
Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what expenditure has been made on the refurbishment of the police Land Rover fleet in Northern Ireland in each year since 1995; what tendering processes were held for the award of the contracts; and what the benefit to the public purse will be of using low cost substitute Land Rover components in the refurbishment work. 
|Business Year||Expenditure & Number||Cost (New)||Saving|
|199899||£1250k (50 x vehicles)||£2,250k||£1,000k|
|1,99900||£1,300k (50 x vehicles)||£2,350k||£1,050k|
|2,00001||£980k (35 x vehicles)||£1,645k||£665k|
|2001021||£510k (15 x vehicles)||£900k||£390k|
|Totals||£4,040k (150 x vehicles)||£7145k||£3105k|
1 Phase 3 TD5 Land Rover approved power-train conversion.
The refurbishment engineering programme was originally tendered through the Government Puchasing Agency and ratified via the Support Services Committee of the Police Authority.
Later programmes have been tendered through the Government Purchasing Unit and ratified via Police Transport Policy Committee.
The refurbishment programme includes the utilisation of discounted and approved Land Rover parts, which include a warranty period of 12 months. It is not possible to quantify separately the savings arising from the use of these component parts.
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