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Mr. Pearson: The following table gives the number of deaths registered in Northern Ireland for each year between 1994 and 2003 due to suicide and self-inflicted injury" 1 and the number of registered deaths due to undetermined injury whether accidentally or purposefully inflicted" 2 .
|Death due to suicide and|
|Death due to undetermined injury whether accidentally or purposefully inflicted"||Total deaths due to suicide and self-inflicted injury" or undetermined injury whether accidentally or purposefully inflicted"|
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the cost to each of the Government Departments in the Province of (a) theft and (b) fraud in each of the last six years. 
|Department of Finance and Personnel||1,470||0|
|Department of Education||0||16,686|
|Department of Agriculture and Rural Development||1,423||0|
|Department of Regional Development||1,143||0|
|Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety||185||1,203|
|Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure||3,616||290,104|
|Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment/Department of Employment and Learning(80)||1,783||67,792|
|Department of the Environment||1,035||5|
|Department of Social Development||61,400||75,800|
|Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister||0||0|
|Cost of theft and fraud|
Mr. Rammell: This is already the case. Applications for licences to export arms and other goods controlled for strategic reasons are considered against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. Criterion Two of the Code obliges the Government to refuse an export licence if there is a clear risk that the proposed export might be used for internal repression.
John Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the US Administration in the past six months concerning the EU arms embargo on China. 
Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place a copy of the United Kingdom Confidence-Building Measure return under the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention for 2003 and subsequent years in the Library. 
Mr. MacShane: Some States Party have now published their Confidence-Building Measure returns under the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention on the internet. For example, the 2004 US return is on the US State Department website at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/32486.pdf. This is a positive development in the interests of transparency. The Government are currently pursuing with those who provide the information for the UK return whether they are prepared to make their information publicly available, including returns from 2003 and 2004.
Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met representatives of the Government of Burkina Faso; what the topics of discussion were at that meeting; what the outcome was of the meeting; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Mullin: A Foreign and Commonwealth Office official met the Burkinabe ambassador to London on 10 November 2004, and stressed the need for all Co(r)te d'lvoire's neighbours to help the international community's efforts to reach a peaceful solution in Co(r)te d'lvoire.
John Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held in the past year with (a) EU governments and (b) the US Administration in connection with Russia's policy in Chechnya. 
Russia's policy in Chechnya has been a regular and frequent subject of discussion on a range of levels with US and EU governments during 2004, and has been discussed by European Foreign Ministers, including my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary, at successive General Affairs and External Relations Councils.
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John Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Russian Government in the past six months concerning human rights in Chechnya. 
My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary most recently raised our concerns with the Russian Government when he met Foreign Minister Lavrov on his trip to Moscow in July 2004. Other Ministers and officials have continued to raise Chechnya with the Russian authorities at all levels since then, including at the annual UK/Russia human rights talks in September.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the likelihood of free and fair elections being held in the Democratic Republic of Congo in June; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Mullin: Free and fair elections are vital to a peaceful and prosperous Democratic Republic of Congo. Many challenges, both logistical and legislative, will need to be overcome if this target is to be met in the timetable laid out by the peace accords.
The UK continues to support the transitional Government's efforts to prepare for elections. We have announced a £5 million financial contribution to the United Nations administered trust fund for this financial year to support the process.
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