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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the public consultations undertaken by his Department since 8 June 2001, indicating the (a) length and (b) number of responses received in each case. 
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|Northern Ireland Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2002||5 months||15|
|Creating a Safer Northern Ireland through Partnership||3 months||31|
|Consultation Paper on the Review of Part 1 of the Sex Offenders Act 1997||3 months||22|
|Consultation of Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) (Amendment) (No2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001||6 weeks||12|
|Trainee Regulation||3 weeks||6|
|Flags and Emblems Regulation||3.5 weeks||41|
|Planning Regulation||6 weeks||3|
|Code of Practice on the appointment of Independent members to District Policing Partnerships||14 months||20|
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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the public consultations undertaken by his Department since 1997, indicating for each consultation (a) if copies were available online, (b) if copies were available in print, (c) the date the time period given for responses opened and (d) the date the time period given for responses closed. 
Jane Kennedy: The Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultation applies to all formal national public consultation documents issued by Departments from 1 January 2001 and the information requested is not available before that date. Since 2001, the details are as follows:
|Consultation||Available online||Available In print||Date opened||Date closed|
|Review of Part 1 of the Sex Offenders Act 1997||Yes||Yes||16.07.01||19.10.01|
|Police (Recruitment) (NI) Regulations 2001||No||Yes||28.02.01||21.03.01|
|Police Trainee Regulations (NI) 2001||No||Yes||04.09.01||21.09.01|
|Police Emblems and Flags Regulations (NI) 2002||Yes||Yes||19.11.01||12.12.01|
|The Police (NI Act) 2000 (Policing Plan) Regulations 2002||No||Yes||21.12.01||01.02.02|
|Code of Practice on the appointment of independent members to District Policing Partnerships||No||Yes||13.03.02||22.05.02|
|Police Service of NI (Recruitment of Police Support Staff) Regulations (NI) 2002||No||Yes||13.03.02||08.04.02|
|Criminal Injuries Compensation (NI) Order 2002||Yes||Yes||28.06.01||30.11.01|
|Review of the Juvenile Justice Centre Estate||Yes||Yes||31.03.00||30.06.00|
|Creating a Safer Northern Ireland Through Partnership||Yes||Yes||11.04.02||03.07.02|
|The Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) (Amendment) (No 2) Order (NI) 2001||Yes||Yes||24.09.01||26.10.01|
|Proceeds of Crime Bill Consultation on Draft Legislation||Yes||Yes||05.03.01||29.05.01|
|Criminal Justice Review (plus 18 research volumes)||Yes||Yes||30.03.00||29.09.00|
|Review of the Criminal Justice system in Northern Ireland||Yes||Yes||12.11.01||07.01.02|
|Draft Justice (NI) Bill/Implementation Plan|
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the annual cost of the Parades Commission in Northern Ireland since its inception; and how much in allowances has been paid to those currently on the Commission. 
In relation to allowances, those on the Commission are entitled to mileage and subsistence allowances. It is not possible to identify these allowances from the total cost of travel.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) full-time equivalents were employed by his press office and (b) secondees were placed in his press office in the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
(b) There have not been any secondees placed in the Information Service in the last five years.
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the pension tax credit when implemented for (a) 200304, (b) 200405, (c) 200506 and (d) 200607. 
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Mr. Love: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit in (i) the London Borough of Enfield and (ii) Greater London was in each of the last 10 years. 
|London Borough of EnfieldGreater London|
|Housing Benefit||Council Tax Benefit||Housing Benefit||Council Tax Benefit|
annual subsidy returns by local authorities to the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest £1 million.
2. The figures for 200001 are provisional. All other figures are actual annual expenditure but are subject to change as local authority activity is fully audited.
3. Figures are consistent with those published in the Chancellor's Budget Report, April 2002.
4. Greater London consists of the 32 London boroughs and the Corporation of the City of London.
Ms Drown: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to attend hearings of appeals against sentences to represent the victim's interests. 
"The Crown Prosecution Service should consider on a case by case basis whether to appear on the hearing of an appeal against sentence so as to be able to assist the Court, if required, on matters of fact, including the effect on any victim, or of law" (Recommendation 321)
The Government has accepted that recommendation which will be taken forward by the Lord Chief Justice building on existing arrangements that enable the CPS to be represented at some sentencing appeals in the Court of Appeal. The role of the CPS at such hearings is to represent the state. In doing so it can take account of the interests of individual victims.
Mr. Greenway: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when the Pensions Appeal Tribunal finds that a pension payable to a retired disabled officer was granted on account of medical unfitness attributable to military service from when payments of that pension are payable. 
When the Pensions Appeal Tribunal (PAT) decides that disablement is attributable to, or aggravated by, service the Secretary of State for Defence assesses the degree of disablement and decides from which date any payment of pension should be paid in accordance with Schedule 3 to the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983. There is a right of appeal against the decision on the level of assessment of disablement and since 9 April 2001 a right of appeal against the decision on the commencement date of the pension.
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