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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the functions of his Department that have been (a) market tested and (b) outsourced in each of the last five years, specifying the (i) money saving and (ii) percentage saving in each case. 
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people employed by his Department under the New Deal for Young People in each of the last four years have subsequently (a) found unsubsidised employment for more than 13 weeks and (b) returned to jobseeker's allowance or other benefits. 
Jane Kennedy: The NIO (and its agencies) have employed seven people under the New Deal for Young People scheme in the last four years and of these seven, six have found unsubsidised employment. We are unable to confirm the position with the other appointee.
|Non-cooperation by complainant||2,193||53|
|Withdrawn by complainant||359||9|
|Not substantiated after investigation||245||6|
|Closed for other reason(10)||962||23|
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|Further inquiries being made(12)||243||19|
|Sent for informal resolution(13)||120||10|
|With DPP or at disciplinary proceedings||44||4|
(10) Other reasons for closure include complaints being repetitive, vexatious, incapable of investigation, outside remit, ill-founded, etc.
(11) Complaints settled by informal resolution are minor non-criminal and non-disciplinary matters. They are settled by a meeting between the complainant and the police.
(12) Complaints which are subject to further inquiries by police ombudsman's staff so that appropriate means of dealing with them can be identified.
(13) Complaints sent to the police to arrange a meeting with the complainant so that a resolution may be achieved.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if the (a) Police Authority and (b) Royal Ulster Constabulary targets for reducing sickness absence by police officers and civilians were met by March 2001. 
Jane Kennedy: The targets for the financial year 200001 for police and civilian staff were 16 days and 12 days respectively. These targets were not met as the average sickness absences were 23.11 days and 15.40 days respectively.
Mr. Blunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the staff serving the Saville Inquiry and give (a) the annual full cost of their employment to his Department, (b) their salaries, (c) their daily expense allowance and (d) the collective costs of their travel to date. 
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(14) 200102 rates
Staff expenses are essentially subsistence allowances. These are calculated in line with the rates paid to NIO civil servants and differ according to the individual's circumstances. Listing each would be possible only at disproportionate cost. The sum of subsistence allowances paid to Inquiry staff was £241,410 as at 9 April 2002.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland by what percentage the differential between the cost per prisoner place in Northern Ireland and that in England and Wales has changed in 200102. 
However it is expected that NIPS will achieve its key performance target "to reduce the differential in cost per prisoner place between N. Ireland and England and Wales by 5.7 per cent by March 2002".
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Jane Kennedy: In its 2001 Departmental Report, the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) declared its continued commitment to progressing Home Civil Service (HCS) and Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) service-wide targets for increased representation of women in the Senior Civil Service.
The 2001 target of 15 per cent. for NICs staff has already been surpassed since females currently make up 16.7 per cent. of the Senior Civil Service within the NICS group. Women presently make up 13 per cent. of the NCS Senior Civil Service group and, taking account of current trends, we would anticipate reaching the 2002 target of 15 per cent. by the end of the year.
Women are well represented in the NIO and currently make up 58.6 per cent of the organisation but, as with other Government departments, they are under- represented at the senior grades. The NIO wishes women to be fairly represented at all levels within the organisation and, as an indication of our commitment to this aim, we have actively progressed targets for HCS and NICS staff in the Department.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if the review of the Code of Practice for victims was conducted in 2001 as undertaken in the 2001 Departmental report; and what the outcome was. 
Mr. Browne: The performance of the commitments incorporated in the Code have been monitored against the standards set out in the Code. A revised version of the Code has recently been made available including information on the new arrangements for getting compensation.
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