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Mr. Beggs: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much extra funding has been provided to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for 200508 to allow for the mainstreaming of services funded under the Children's Fund. 
Angela Smith: Children and families remain a priority for Government. All projects funded under the current three-year Children's Fund cycle will receive their full allocation from existing Children's Fund monies. No resources have been specifically provided for 200508 to mainstream the services currently provided by existing Children's Fund projects when this funding cycle is complete.
The Budget settlement for 200508 has allocated some £15 million over the period for a capital Modernisation Fund. This will be administered by DSD and Children's organisations will be able to apply for support from this fund.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will extend the provision of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela Smith: There are no plans to extend directly the provisions of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill to Northern Ireland, principally because there are significant differences in the existing legislative base and the powers of central and local government in Northern Ireland. However, I will wish to consider whether similar legislative proposals should be brought forward for Northern Ireland.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of abolishing the Disabled Facilities Grant means test for children in Northern Ireland. 
The abolition of the Disabled Facilities Grants means test for parents of children with disabilities came into effect from 16 February 2004 and during the first 9 months, to October 2004, 49 applications for grant-aid were received from parents with disabled children. The Housing Executive estimates that annually prior to the amendment 2530
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such applications would have been made and, when the changes have been in operation for a full year, it intends to carryout an assessment to determine how many of the applicants would previously have had to make a contribution.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average unit cost is to Driver
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and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland of processing an application for (a) a driver's licence, (b) a vehicle licence, (c) a taxi licence and (d) a road freight licence; what the comparable figures were for the last four financial years; and if he will make a statement. 
|Taxi driver and vehicle licensing||39.15||47.87||42.94||(12)|
|Road freight and road service licensing||46.10||48.25||48.44||(12)|
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action he has taken to reduce and eliminate the financial deficit on processing licences by Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland. 
Angela Smith: Due to a revised method of funding introduced in 2004, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) now leads on drivers fees for the whole of the UK. DVLA will address the deficit on DVLNI's driver fees account through the payment of a subsidy.
Due to a revised method of funding introduced in 2004, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) now leads on drivers fees for the whole of the UK. DVLA has issued a public consultation on proposed changes to driver fees. If agreed these revised fees would apply UK wide.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his planning estimate is of the expected income of Driving and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland in (a) 200405, (b) 200506, (c) 200607 and (d) 200708 from (i) driver licensing fees, (ii) vehicle licensing fees, (iii) taxi licensing fees and (iv) road freight licensing fees. 
|Road freight and road|
Angela Smith: £1 million has been secured for 200405 to develop community-based specialist eating disorders teams within each board area, which will be managed within an appropriate 'regional care network'.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients from Northern Ireland with eating disorders have required treatment outside the Province in each of the last five years. 
|Financial year||Number of patients from Northern Ireland who received treatment outside the Province|
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