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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints have been referred to the office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland for investigation since its formation; and how many of these complaints have resulted in (a) successful prosecution and (b) resolution between the parties. 
Jane Kennedy: The Police Ombudsman advises that since her office opened on 6 November 2000, and up until 31 December 2003, a of total of 10,535 complaints have been made to her office. Of these complaints 4,598 have been referred for investigation, and prosecutions by the Director of Public Prosecutions have resulted in two police officers being convicted. In the same period the informal resolution procedure has resulted in 878 complaints being resolved between the parties involved.
Later this year the Chief Constable will put forward advice to the Board and the Secretary of State on these matters. The Government recognise the major contribution that members of the Reserve have made to the maintenance of law and order in Northern Ireland and the high price that they and many of their families have had to pay in doing so.
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Jane Kennedy: The Northern Ireland Prison Service does not spend money on leisure facilities, however, the service does incur costs on recreation and physical education. Information in the form requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the amount spent on gym assets including snooker and pool tables for the last six years is:
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prisoners in Northern Ireland are the subject of suicide watch observations; and what the corresponding figure was for the first day of each of the last 12 months. 
Jane Kennedy: Where there is concern that a prisoner may be at risk of self-harm a form IMR 21 is completed to inform staff. This might lead to a period of assessment in the healthcare unit for those deemed to be at a more serious risk. This period of assessment might also include a period of close observation. In the period January-December 2003, the number of IMR 21 forms raised was as follows:
|Month||IMR 21 referrals|
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who the members of the (a) Probation Board for Northern Ireland, (b) Police Authority for Northern Ireland and (c) Board of Visitors of Magilligan Prison were on 1 January; what their term of office is in each case; and what their remuneration is. 
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|Name||Date of first appointment||Expiry of appointment||Gender|
|B. Rowntree||1 December 1998||30 November 2004||M|
|Mrs. F. Reid(10)||1 December 2003||30 November 2006||F|
|Ms J. Daykin||1 December 2003||30 November 2006||F|
|Mr. C. Flanagan||1 December 2003||30 November 2006||M|
|Ms M. Gilheany||1 December 2000||30 November 2006||F|
|Mrs. B .Grant||1 December 2000||30 November 2006||F|
|Mr. R. Hanna||1 December 2000||30 November 2006||M|
|Mrs. J. Hillen||1 December 2000||30 November 2006||F|
|P. Killen||1 December 2000||30 November 2006||M|
|Mr. A. MacLaughlin||1 December 2003||30 November 2006||M|
|Mr. P. McAteer||1 December 2003||30 November 2006||M|
|Miss M. McCann||1 December 2000||30 November 2006||F|
|Dr. R. McKee||1 December 2003||30 November 2006||M|
|Mrs. G. Rice||1 December 2000||30 November 2006||F|
|Mrs .G. Shaw||1 December 2003||30 November 2006||F|
|B. Stuart||1 December 2000||30 November 2006||M|
|Mr. W. Tweed||1 December 2003||30 November 2006||M|
|Ms K. Yiasouma||1 December 2003||30 November 2006||F|
(10) Previously member from 1 December 2000.
1. Length of each term of appointment: three years
2. Remuneration: Chairman£25,860 per annum; deputy chairman and members attendance allowance plus travel and subsistence expenses.
In accordance with the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000, the Police Authority for Northern Ireland was dissolved and replaced by the Northern Ireland Policing Board on 4 November 2001. The setting up of the Northern Ireland Policing Board was one of the recommendations contained in the Patten Report.
The board was made up of 19 members10 political and nine independent. The 10 political members were nominated from among the members of the then Northern Ireland Assembly, in accordance with the d'Hondt process. The nine independent members were appointed by the Secretary of State.
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Board of Visitors members are generally appointed for three years, but may be appointed for a shorter period. They may be re-appointed for further periods of three years or less, but not more than 12 years in total.
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