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New Deal (Disabled People)

Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have benefited from the New Deal for people with disabilities. [214576]

Mr. Gardiner: From its introduction in 1999 to the end of 2004, 5408 people registered to enter the programme and 1,832 entered employment.

Paid Informers

David Burnside: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what changes have taken place in the use by special branch of paid informers within republican and so-called loyalist terrorist organisations since the implementation of the Patten report. [214225]

Mr. Pearson: The PSNI, like all UK police services, manages covert human intelligence sources (CHIS) under procedures laid down by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The use of all intelligence sources is also managed within the guidelines of the UK National Intelligence Model (NIM).

Both the Act and NIM were introduced after the Patten report. The lead responsibility for management of this activity lies with the PSNI Crime Operations Department.

Primary School Enrolment (Lisburn)

Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) actual and (b) maximum total enrolment figures are for all primary schools within the Lisburn city council area. [214577]

Mr. Gardiner: In 2004–05, the figure for total actual enrolments at primary schools within the Lisburn city council area is 9,914 pupils. The overall approved enrolment total was 13,590 pupils.
SchoolEnrolment number
referenceSchool nameApprovedActual
4010512McKinney Primary School145125
4010720Ballycarrickmaddy Primary School203162
4010743Largymore Primary School412168
4010762Brownlee Primary School179142
4010788Dunmurry Primary School262148
4010807Lisburn Central Primary School335230
4010882Seymour Hill Primary School291203
4010885Tonagh Primary School228158
4011508Charley Memorial Primary School7620
4011584Carr Primary School10086
4011608Anahilt Primary School300238
4011619Dromara Primary School152128
4011627Lambeg Primary School7620
4011633Hillsborough Primary School397386
4011648Hillhall Primary School5152
4011686Drumbo Primary School10019
4013039Newport Primary School14541
4013305Harmony Hill Primary School729634
4013308Fort Hill Primary School240205
4013309Derriaghy Primary School12553
4013334Knockmore Primary School212171
4016104Moira Primary School382383
4016144Old Warren Primary School305111
4016145Killowen Primary School420358
4016202Lower Ballinderry Primary School193170
4016401Pond Park Primary School598585
4016417Maghaberry Primary School227218
4016441Ballymacash Primary School334327
4016615Riverdale Primary School203190
4016636Meadow Bridge Primary School290247
4030573Ballymacward Primary School145105
4030823Ballymacrickett Primary School261257
4030897St. Joseph's Primary School395223
4031693St. Colman's Primary School8729
4033306St. Aloysius Primary School490259
4033307St. Colman's Primary School436332
4036081St. Luke's Primary School665255
4036134St. Mark's Primary School611533
4036285The Good Shepherd Primary School823413
4036480St. Kieran's Primary School725501
4036591Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School348235
4036618Christ the Redeemer Primary School410400
4046600Scoil Na Fuiseoige155137
4050618Hilden Integrated Primary School12667
4066611Oakwood Integrated Primary School203190

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Departmental Advertising

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total expenditure by his Department on (a) advertising and (b) advertising and publicity was in (i) 1996–97, (ii) 1997–98 and (iii) 2003–04; and what the estimate of cost of each will be in (A) 2004–05, (B)2005–06, (C) 2006–07 and (D) 2007–08. [211668]

Mr. Paul Murphy: The following table provides figures for the Northern Ireland Office (excluding agencies and NDPBs). The figures provided are totals for both advertising and publicity as the Northern Ireland Office does not record these types of expenditure separately.
Total expenditure (£)
2004–05 (Estimate)600,960

In 2004–05, a one-off expense of £300,000 was made to cover the cost of the Government leafleting campaign What to do in the Event of a Public Emergency".

For the financial years 2005–06 to 2007–08, budgets have not yet been allocated to a level of detail which would allow us to provide advertising and publicity cost estimates for these years.
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School Performance Tables

David Burnside: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will reintroduce school performance tables in the Province. [213093]

Mr. Gardiner: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Lidington) on 2 February 2005, Official Report, column 1003W.

Stevens Inquiry

Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost of the Stevens Inquiry into allegations of collusion has been since it was first established. [214578]

Mr. Pearson: Sir John Stevens' report is to the Chief Constable. The Stevens investigation has thus far been funded by the PSNI and is therefore a matter for the Chief Constable.

I have asked the PSNI to provide the hon. Gentleman with the information requested.

TV Licences

Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been fined in Northern Ireland for not possessing a television licence in 2004, broken down by parliamentary constituency or postcode. [213976]

Estelle Morris: I have been asked to reply.

The information requested is not available.


Local Authorities (Emergency Response Obligations)

Andrew George: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what level of (a) central Government grant and (b) financial support has been made available to each local authority to meet its statutory (i) civil contingencies, (ii) emergency planning and (iii) other emergency response obligations not otherwise catered for in the domestic budgets for the emergency services. [214218]

Mr. Miliband: The Government's contribution to the cost of English local authorities' civil protection activities will be £38.437 million in 2005–06. This funding will be paid through the Environmental, Protective and Cultural Services block of the mainstream Revenue Support Grant, which is distributed to individual local authorities according to a broadly population-based formula. I have today placed a table in the Library exemplifying the consequences for the formula spending share of each local authority in England of this funding level.

Lone Parents

Mr. Dhanda: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on cross-departmental co-ordination of policies for lone parents. [212262]

Mr. Pond: I have been asked to reply.
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Government policy on child care is taken forward by the inter-departmental Sure Start Unit, reflecting the cross-cutting role that child care plays in a number of Government objectives: helping parents into employment, supporting child development and in tackling child poverty.

Helping lone parents into work is a key aspect of the child poverty agenda. The Child Poverty Review, published alongside the 2004 Spending Review, worked across Government to identify next steps both in relation to helping parents into work and on key public services such as housing, education and transport, to help poor families and improve the life chances of poor children.

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