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Projected Operation Budgets
Mr. Stephen O'Brien:
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the projected (a) resource budget, (b) staff numbers and (c) running costs are of (i) the Regulatory Impact Unit and (ii) the Better Regulation Task Force for 200407. 
The Regulatory Impact Unit budget (resource and running costs) for 200405 is £3.5 million and of this, £550,000 is for the Better Regulation Task Force.
As at the 1 April 2004, 62 staff were working in the Regulatory Impact Unit and of these, nine worked in the Better Regulation Task Force Secretariat.
The projected budget and staff numbers for 200506 to 200708 will be finalised following completion of the Cabinet Office's business planning round in 2005.
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Dr. Julian Lewis:
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to his answer of 2 December 2004, Official Report, column 252W, on public engagements, whether he fulfilled public engagements in (a) September and (b) October. 
No. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I previously gave him on the 2 December 2004, Official Report, column 252W.
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Cabinet Office special advisers have written to external (a) bodies and (b) individuals in their official capacity since May 1997. 
Special Advisers contacts with external bodies and organisations are undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers.
To ask the Prime Minister (1) what action has been taken to address the recommendation in paragraph 585 of Lord Butler's Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction concerning the use of new information systems to bring together sources of expertise in Government on proliferation; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what action has been taken to address the recommendation in paragraph 604 of Lord Butler's Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction that the intelligence community review their conventions; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) what action has been taken to address the recommendation in paragraph 600 of Lord Butler's Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction concerning the size, resources and career structure of the Assessments Staff; and if he will make a statement. 
The Prime Minister:
I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 15 November 2004, Official Report, column 54WS.
To ask the Prime Minister what action has been taken to address the concerns expressed in paragraph 611 of Lord Butler's Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction, concerning Government procedures; and if he will make a statement. 
The Prime Minister:
I refer the hon. Member to my statement of 20 July 2004, Official Report, column 195207.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what capital expenditure has been at the Lagan Valley hospital in each year since 1997. 
The information in respect of capital expenditure at the Lagan Valley hospital in each year since 1997, is detailed in the following table:
Capital expenditure at the Lagan Valley hospital from 199798 to 200304
|Year to 31 March||£
Capital Formula Review
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether it is his policy that the Capital Formula Review should redistribute resources in line with population changes; and when the new formula will be applied. 
The capitation formula has always taken account of population changes. The impact of such changes has to be considered alongside the changes in the other factors in the formula in determining the speed of implementation of shifts in the resource allocation pattern. The public consultation period for the new formula finished on 30 November 2004. My officials are currently considering the responses, and I intend to make a decision on the implementation of a revised formula in the New Year.
Dr. Julian Lewis:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many departmental files have been destroyed in each of the past five years. 
The Northern Ireland Departments have not compiled statistics of files destroyed and such figures would be available only at disproportionate cost.
Dr. Julian Lewis:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what changes have been promulgated in each of the past five years to the guidelines or other criteria for the retention or destruction of departmental files. 
Following consultation with Northern Ireland Departments, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland issued the Northern Ireland Records Management Standard (NIRMS) in 2002 as records management guidance for those Departments. It was augmented in 2003 with 'Guidelines on Information Audits and Disposal Schedules'. The guidance supports the carrying out of Departmental and PRONI responsibilities under the Public Records Act (NI) 1923.
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As a Whitehall Department coming under the Public Records Act 1958, the Northern Ireland Office receives its formal records management advice from The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office). The National Archives is developing on an on-going basis a range of guidance for Whitehall Departments. Therefore the NIRMS guidance does not apply to that Department.
Mrs. Iris Robinson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fire-related (a) injuries, (b) accident and emergency attendances, (c) ambulance calls, (d) fire service call-outs and (e) police calls were reported over the Halloween period in the Province in each of the last 10 years. 
The number of fire-related injuries, ambulance calls and fire service call-outs that were reported over the Halloween period in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years is detailed in the following table. Information about accident and emergency attendances by reason is not collected centrally and the number of police calls could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|(a) Injuries||(b) Accident and emergency attendances||(c) Ambulance calls||(d) Fire service call-outs||(e) Police calls
(a) Hospital Inpatient System; (c) Northern Ireland Ambulance Service; (d) Fire Authority for Northern Ireland.
The Halloween period has been taken to be 11 October to 8 November in each year.
Information for (a) relating to 2004 is not available.
Information for (c) relating to 1995 and 1996 is not available due to changes in information technology systems.
Information for (d) 199598 is not readily available.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down by year of enactment. 
Mr. Paul Murphy
[pursuant to his reply on 1 December 2004 (Official Report, c. 138W]: The information provided contained some factual inaccuracies. The correct answer is as follows:
The following list sets out a broad overview of Acts of Parliament from 1997 for which the Northern Ireland Office is responsible and parts of which remain to be
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brought into force. The following list does not include provisions which have never been in force and are now repealed or spent.
The Northern Ireland Act 1998
All in force, apart from
Schedule 13 paras
1Minor and Consequential Amendments Repealed (never in force)
10Minor and Consequential AmendmentsRepealed (never in force).
Sch. 13 paras
Sch. 15RepealsNot in force, apart from in cases of exception mentioned in the schedule.
Justice (NI) Act 2002
S1Guarantee of continued judicial independencenot yet commenced.
S2Introductorynot yet commenced
S3Judicial Appointments Commissionnot yet commenced
S4Appointment to most senior judicial officesnot yet commenced
S5Appointment to listed judicial officesnot yet commenced
S6Removal from most senior judicial officesnot yet commenced
S7Removal from listed judicial officesnot yet commenced
S8Tribunals for considering removalsnot yet commenced.
S9(12)Lay magistratesnot yet commenced
S10Transfer of functions of justices of the peacenot yet commenced
S11Transfer of functions of lay panellistsnot yet commenced
S12Role of LCJnot yet commenced
S13Presiding county court judgenot yet commenced.
S14Presiding resident magistratenot yet commenced
S15Presiding lay magistratenot yet commenced
S16Complaints about holders of judicial officenot yet commenced
S20Crown Solicitornot yet commenced
S22Attorney Generalnot yet commenced
S23Terms of appointment of Attorney Generalnot yet commenced
S24Removal of Attorney Generalnot yet commenced
S25Participation of Attorney General in Assembly proceedingsnot yet commenced
S26Annual Report by Attorney Generalnot yet commenced
S27Advocate Generalnot yet commenced
S28Functions of Advocate Generalnot yet commenced
S29Public Prosecution Servicenot yet commenced
S30Director of Public Prosecutionsnot yet commenced
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S31Conduct of prosecutionsnot yet commenced
S32Discontinuance of proceedings before a court appearancenot yet commenced
S33Consents to prosecutionsnot yet commenced
S34Police Complaintsnot yet commenced
S35Information for Directornot yet commenced
S36Exercise of functions by and on behalf of Servicenot yet commenced
S37Code for Prosecutorsnot yet commenced
S38Equality and non-discriminationnot yet commenced
S39Reports by Directornot yet commenced
S40Superintendence and removal of directornot yet commenced
S41Transfer of functions etcnot yet commenced
S42Independence of Directornot yet commenced
S43Appointment and removal of Director by Attorney Generalnot yet commenced
S44Interpretationnot yet commenced
S50Law Commissionnot yet commenced
S51Duties of Commissionnot yet commenced
S52Reports etc.not yet commenced
S53(6)Aims of youth justice systemnot yet commenced
S56Custody care ordersnot yet commenced
S63Extension of youth justice system to 17 year oldsnot yet commenced
S64Juvenile justice centre order for 17 year oldsnot yet commenced
S65Consultation about detentionnot yet commenced
S67Flying of flags at court housesnot yet commenced
S72Local community safety partnershipsnot yet commenced
S73Constitutional of rules committeesnot yet commenced
S76Exceptional legal aidnot yet commenced
S78Power to abolish court servicenot yet commenced
S82Excepted matters: new institutionsnot yet commenced
S83Reserved matters: new institutionsnot yet commenced
S84Assembly Acts about judiciary, law officers and prosecutionsnot yet commenced
S85Minor and consequential amendmentsnot yet commenced
S86Repeals and revocationsnot yet commenced
S1Listed judicial officesnot yet commenced
S2Judicial Appointments Commissionnot yet commenced
S3Appointment to listed judicial officesnot yet commenced
S4Functions of justices of the peacenot yet commenced
S5Transfer of functions to LCJnot yet commenced
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S7Functions of Advocate Generalnot yet commenced
S9Law Commissionnot yet commenced
S11Extension of youth justice system to 17 year oldsnot yet commenced
S12Minor and consequential amendmentsnot yet commenced
S13Repeals and revocationsnot yet commenced
The Police (NI) Act 2003
District Policing Partnerships
Section 15 (1)(5)Independent members: declaration against terrorismnot in force.
Section 16 (1)Independent members: disqualification not in force
Section 19 (1)Facilities establishment of Belfast district policing partnership's sub-groups and deals with their composition and functions.
Police functions and Service
Section 26 (1)(3)Protected disclosures by police officersnot in force.
Searches and Samples
Section 41 (1)Intimate searchesnot in force.
Section 42 (2)(5) Intimate samplesnot in force.
Schedule 1Belfastnot in force
Schedule 4repeals and revocationsnot in force apart from exceptions
Justice (NI) Act 20041214
S1Transfer to LC of functions relating to JACnot yet commenced
S2Membership of the Commissionnot yet commenced
S3Duty of Commission to secure judiciary reflective of the communitynot yet commenced
S4Appointment of LCJ and LJs of appealnot yet commenced
S5Removal or suspension from listed judicial officesnot yet commenced
S6Duty of the DPP to refer certain matters to police ombudsmannot yet commenced
S7Influencing a prosecutornot yet commenced
S8Guidance for CJ organisations on human rights standardsnot yet commenced
S16Court securitynot yet commenced
S1Transfer to LC of functions relating to NI JACnot yet commenced
S3Court securitynot yet commenced
S4(partially)Repealsnot yet commenced