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Police Service

Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers stationed in east Belfast were on out-of-station duties on an average shift in the last period for which figures are available. [202869]

Mr. Pearson: An average of 26 officers per shift are on out-of-station duties in East Belfast DCU.

Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police stations were in operation in east Belfast in each of the last six years. [202872]

Mr. Pearson: Since 2001, when the DCU was formed, three stations have constituted East Belfast DCU, Strandtown, Willowfield and Mountpottinger.

East Belfast DCU is also responsible for the security of sites at Garnerville, Knocknagoney and Brooklyn.

Prior to 2001 Strandtown sub-division consisted of Strandtown and Dundonald stations.

Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers were stationed in east Belfast in each of the last six years. [202873]

Mr. Pearson: Police officers stationed in east Belfast DCU over the past four years is detailed as follows:
Number of officers
2004398
2003400
2002382
2001426

East Belfast DCU did not exist in it's current form prior to 2001. It's boundaries and stations were different and a comparison is unrepresentative.

Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers work within the east Belfast district of Northern Ireland, broken down by principal duty conducted by each officer. [202880]

Mr. Pearson: There are 398 officers, including part-time reserve, working within the east Belfast district of Northern Ireland. Their principal duties are detailed as follows:


 
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Radiography

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to collate information on the number of patients waiting for (a) MRI scans and (b) other radiological investigations. [202597]

Angela Smith: Officials will shortly be undertaking a review of the waiting list information collected by the Department. Waiting list information for MRI scans and other radiological procedures will be considered as part of this review.

Officials will also be working closely with colleagues in Great Britain and will be taking account of the outcome of the Statistics Commission report "Enhancing the Value of Health Statistics: User Perspectives".

Regional Adolescent Psychiatry Services

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many whole time equivalent consultants in child and adolescent psychiatry are working (a) in Belfast and (b) within each of the Province's health boards. [203092]

Angela Smith: The information requested is as follows:
Number of consultants in child and adolescent psychiatry working in Belfast trusts

TrustWhole time equivalent
Greenpark trust0.64
Royal Group of hospitals3.05
South and East Belfast HSS trust2.00
Ulster community and hospitals trust2.00
Total7.69

Number of consultants in child and adolescent psychiatry by health board

AreaWhole time equivalent
NHSSB2.00
SHSSB3.00
EHSSB7.69
WHSSB2.00
Total14.69

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the longest time a patient has been waiting for child and adolescent psychiatry assessment is at each health trust in the Province. [203093]

Angela Smith: The following table details the longest time a patient has been waiting for child and adolescent psychiatry assessment, at each of the Health Trusts in Northern Ireland, which provide Child and Adolescent Psychiatry services. The latest information available is representative of the position at 30 September 2004.
Provider trustLongest wait (days)
Down and Lisburn HSS trust635
Ulster community and hospitals HSS trust163
Foyle HSS trust1,334
Sperrin Lakeland HSS trust986
Homefirst community HSS trust275
Craigavon and Banbridge community HSS trust314
Newry and Mourne HSS trust488
Armagh and Dungannon HSS trust724
South and East Belfast111
The Royal Group of Hospitals HSS trust1,456

 
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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to increase the number of (a) child psychologists, (b) child psychotherapists, (c) social workers, (d) nurses and (e) occupational therapists, in the child and adolescent psychiatry specialty in the Province. [201930]

Angela Smith: In October 2002 the Department initiated a wide-ranging independent review of the law, policy and service provision affecting people with a mental health problem or a learning disability. Among other things, this review is examining child and adolescent mental health services. It is likely that many of the recommendations from this review will have workforce implications. The review is expected to complete towards the end of 2005 and further consideration will be given to the work force issues at that stage.

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the remit of the Mental Health Review chaired by Professor Bamford includes regional child and adolescent psychiatry services. [201931]

Angela Smith: The Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability (Northern Ireland) does include regional child and adolescent psychiatry services and is examining the full range of mental health services for children and young people. It hopes to produce a draft report for consultation around spring 2005.

Roads

Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what expenditure there has been on (a) new roads schemes and improvements and (b) repairs to the roads network in the Lagan Valley constituency in each year since 1997. [204016]

Mr. Spellar: The Chief Executive of Roads Service (Dr. Malcolm McKibbin) has been asked to write to the hon. Gentleman in response to this question.

Letter from Dr. Malcolm McKibbin to Mr. Jeffrey Donaldson, dated 10 December 2004:


 
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£000

Capital(27)Maintenance
1997–982,3684,915
1998–999284,006
1999–20006464,551
2000–018374,239
2001–029065,141


(27) Capital includes major and minor works but excludes street lighting, car parks and plant/depot.



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