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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will estimate the cost of treating Northern Ireland eating disorders sufferers outside the Province in each of the last five years; 
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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what actions are taken to inform health service employers of potential employees who have been forced to leave other posts within the health sector and the reasons surrounding their departure. 
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under what circumstances police checks are conducted on applicants for (a) permanent and (b) agency health care staff posts. 
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what reports of counterfeit medications being discovered in the Province within the legitimate wholesale medicines supply chain he has received in the last three years. 
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which posts, not including Housing Executive staff, are funded by the Housing Executive to assist local communities and residents' groups in North Belfast. 
Mr. Spellar: The Housing Executive encourages the development of local groups to assist in the furthering of its housing responsibilities and has funded the following posts either fully or in part in the North Belfast area:
Mr. Spellar: The Housing Executive's policy is generally to retain ownership of its Purpose Built Commercial Property Portfolio with the exception of those shop units or centres where it makes good economic sense to sell.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals in the Province provide cognitive behavioural therapy within the NHS for those suffering depression and anxiety. 
Angela Smith: There are 90 clinical psychologists in Northern Ireland working in the national health service and trained in cognitive behavioural therapy. Also it is one of the therapeutic approaches used by other disciplines such as psychiatric nurses. However, cognitive behavioural therapy is effective and used for a wide range of mental health problems and therefore it would be difficult to quantify how many are providing therapy specifically for depression and anxiety.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what allowance is made for claimants in Northern Ireland who have speech defects, when such defects result in errors regarding social security payments for which repayment is demanded, when determining the level and extent of repayment. 
If it is apparent that a customer has a speech defect, all possible assistance (including the use of private interview facilities) is given to meet the customer's specific needs and to minimise the risk of gathering inaccurate information.
Mr. Paul Murphy: A number of internal staff surveys were completed by staff within the Department. These were conducted as part of normal duties and no records were held of staff time expended separately on these surveys. It is not possible therefore to provide details of the cost of staff surveys in the Department for each year since 1997.
Mr. Paul Murphy: Two staff surveys were conducted as part of a wider project. The cost of these surveys were not detailed separately but were included in the overall cost of the consultancy. Individual survey costs could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
Angela Smith: There are 28 specialist trauma counsellors directly employed by Northern Ireland trusts although the majority of these will not be providing a full-time dedicated trauma service. In addition, a range of practitioners including medical staff, psychologists, cognitive therapists, community psychiatric nurses, social workers and sessional counsellors also provide trauma counselling. A range of statutory and voluntary organisations, from which services are commissioned, also employ specialist trauma counsellors but there are no figures available on the number.
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