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Public Administration Review

Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the timescale is for completion of the consultation process for the Review of Public Administration in Northern Ireland; when the results will be published; and if he will make a statement. [116836]

Mr. Paul Murphy: I announced in my statement of 26 March 2003 that the Review of Public Administration would not be going out to consultation during the lead-up to elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. In the light both of the subsequent postponement of these elections and the continuing interest in and support for the Review, I am currently considering options for its future conduct and will make an announcement in the near future.

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School Capital Expenditure Projects

Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public funding has been allocated for capital expenditure projects to each school in voluntary grammar and grant maintained sectors within the past five years. [115698]

Jane Kennedy: The amount of public funding allocated to each school in the voluntary grammar and grant maintained integrated sectors for capital expenditure projects over the last five years is as follows:

£ million

SchoolsPublic funding allocated
1. Major capital projects(39)
Voluntary grammar schools
Thornhill College, Londonderry
(Phase 1) 10.6
Royal School Dungannon8.0
St Patrick's G.S. Armagh2.0
Grant maintained integrated
Loughview Integrated P.S.0.3
Voluntary grammar schools
Drumragh Integrated College0.15
Newbridge Integrated College0.62
Integrated College Dungannon0.55
North Coast Integrated College0.61
Slemish Integrated College0.62
Malone Integrated College5.7
Voluntary grammar school
Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock11.0
St Patrick's G.S. Downpatrick8.5
Thornhill College, Londonderry (Phase 2)4.2
Grant maintained integrated
Drumragh College Omagh10.2
Lagan College Belfast11.0
Voluntary Grammar Schools
Drumragh Integrated College0.14
Newbridge Integrated College.0.06
Integrated College Dungannon0.09
North Coast Integrated College0.18
Slemish Integrated College0.57
Malone Integrated College0.62
Shimna Integrated College0.03
Oakwood Integrated P.S. 1.7
Spires Integrated P.S1.9
2. Specialist accommodation programme(40),(41) and capital developmentcosts of grant maintained integrated schools(41)
Voluntary grammar schools
Convent G.S. Strabane0.5
Loreto College Coleraine0.78
St. Colman's College Newry0.44
St. Macnissis's College0.1
Grant maintained integrated
Drumragh Integrated College0.5
Newbridge Integrated College0.3
Integrated College Dungannon0.85
North Coast Integrated College4.6
Slemish Integrated College5.44
Voluntary grammar schools
Hunterhouse College0.25
Larne G.S.0.95
Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock0.12
Portora Royal School0.77
Sullivan Upper School0.37
Royal School Armagh0.65
St. Louis G.S Ballymena0.12
St. Malachy's College Belfast0.18
Wallace H.S.0.39
Grant maintained integrated
Dominican College, Belfast 13.1
Convent G.S. Enniskillen6.3
Grant maintained integrated
Cranmore Integrated P.S1.4
Voluntary grammar schools
Rathmore G.S. Belfast17.0
Grant maintained integrated
Oakgrove Integrated College12.5
Voluntary grammar schools
Ballymena Academy0.97
Bangor G.S.1.0
Belfast High School0.33
Belfast Royal Academy0.56
Coleraine Academical Institute0.38
Friends School Lisburn0.74
Larne G.S.0.16
St. Louis G.S. Ballymena0.43
St. Michael's G.S. Lurgan0.2
Wallace High School0.32
Grant maintained integrated
Newbridge Integrated College0.03
Drumragh Integrated College0.04
Integrated College Dungannon0.07
North Coast Integrated College0.7
Slemish Integrated College0.34
Malone Integrated College0.65
Voluntary grammar school
Hunterhouse College Belfast0.65
Dalriada School Ballymoney0.88
St. Michael's G.S. Enniskillen0.65
Friends School Lisburn0.4
Sullivan Upper School0.3
Grant maintained
Assumption G.S., Ballynahinch15.9
Dominican College, Portstewart0.8
Mount Lourdes G.S., Enniskillen9.7
St. Colman's College Newry1.2
St. Dominic's H.S. Belfast16.7
Abbey G.S. Newry12.2
St. Joseph's Convent G.S., Donaghmore11.6
St Patrick's Academy Dungannon17.5
Strathearn G.S. Belfast10.0
Grant maintained integrated
Loughview Integrated P.S (Phase 2) 2.1
Omagh Integrated P.S.2.5
Windmill Integrated P.S.2.6
Voluntary grammar schools
Coleraine Academical Institute 0.1
Belfast Royal Academy0.55
Ballymena Academy0.52
Belfast High School0.42
Wallace High School0.3
Grant maintained integrated
Erne Integrated P.S.0.2
Cedar Integrated P.S.0.3
Drumragh Integrated College0.1
Newbridge Integrated College0.8
Integrated College Dungannon0.2
North Coast Integrated College0.04
Slemish Integrated College0.2
Malone Integrated College0.1
Strangford Integrated College7.0
Spires Integrated P.S.0.1
Ulida Integrated College8.0
Millennium Integrated P.S.2.2
Sperrin Integrated College6.0

(39) Funding announced in March preceding the financial year and for 2002–03 also in July of that year.

(40) Funding to improve facilities in schools for science, technology and design and ICT.

(41) Funding allocated to the project may be spent over more than one financial year depending on the length of the contract.

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Stevens Inquiry

Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what instructions were issued to RUC Special Branch concerning co-operation with and disclosure to the inquiry conducted by Sir John Stevens. [110863]

Mr. Paul Murphy: I understand that the then Chief Constable wrote to Sir John Stevens on 13 May 1999 confirming, inter alia, that he would have unlimited access to all intelligence and information available to the RUC and all files held by them.

The Chief Constable copied the above-mentioned letter to the Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for Special Branch. As a result, a senior officer was appointed within that Department to liaise with the Stevens Team.


Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on tourism in each Northern Ireland constituency in each year since 1997. [112909]

Mr. Pearson: Based on records held, the amount of selected financial assistance spent by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) to develop accommodation, amenity and visitor attractions and events support in each constituency during the period 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2002 is detailed in the following table.

In addition, £5,819,194 was spent by NITB on marketing projects during the period from 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2003. Also during the period 1997–2002, £2,695,164 was spent by DARD on the maintenance of facilities such as access to forests and camping/caravanning sites. Information on these projects is not available on a constituency basis.

Financial assistance paid by NITB and DARD to all tourism projects by constituency

Belfast East01,00038,3002,2002,00010,50054,000
Belfast North01,552213,256232,51515,5295,000467,852
Belfast South2,791,802968,417555,5791,338,6511,941,76916,6867,612,904
Belfast West39,02025,34898,89820,000774,50053,0001,010,766
East Antrim562,95174,00150,61276,1631,014,280132,3301,910,337
East Londonderry366,130221,741110,575823,144473,009394,8802,389,479
Fermanagh and South Tyrone1,205,3881,261,432755,454843,6941,805,126238,3606,109,454
Lagan Valley4,6141,0365,60073,71623,83727,788136,591
Mid Ulster133,213106,406117,71594,927592,571128,0071,172,839
Newry and Armagh613,7552,087,003459,998733,3621,565,7991,765,7417,225,658
North Antrim981,459260,468543,4591,357,2111,223,975119,0134,485,585
North Down52,90731,68868,55955,87617,23110,700236,961
South Antrim1,400,4551,927,2371,290,10590,074127,41298,8424,934,125
South Down1,852,888793,9051,465,4952,539,5312,546,277475,0879,673,183
Upper Bann39,20482,912111,62282,58769,54713,806399,678
West Tyrone223,324434,010192,363443,333434,989199,9171,927,936


1. Spend in the Belfast constituencies by DARD reflect payments to organisations based in Belfast. Actual expenditure by those organisations would have related to tourism across Northern Ireland.

2. Some events support paid by NITB between 1997–99 not included because data was not held on a constituency basis.

3. A further amount of £204,109 was spent by NITB on projects which were not constituency specific.

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