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Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Special EU Programmes Body set up under the Belfast Agreement is a public authority forthe purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: The Special EU Programmes Body is not a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given on 23 March 2005, Official Report, column 806W.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of providing substitute teachers in Northern Ireland in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004; and how much of that cost was due to industrial action relating to progression on the upper pay spine. 
The Department publishes annual statistical bulletins on higher education qualifications which are available to download from: http://www.delni.gov.uk/index.cfm/area/information/page/SRHEQualifications
Mr. Gardiner: There is no set level of staffing for schools in the primary or post-primary sectors. Under local management of schools funding arrangements, it is a matter for Boards of Governors of individual schools to decide on the level of staffing in the school.
The Department publishes annual statistical bulletins on higher education qualifications which are available to download from: http://www.delni.gov.uk/index. cfm/area/information/page/SRHEQualifications.
Mr. Spellar: I am aware that many women's centres would have faced a financial crisis if the recent £1.1 million short-term funding that I announced on 16 March had not been provided. Women's Centres provide a range of local services in disadvantaged communities and continue to make a major contribution towards peace building and social cohesion. I am establishing a review group to consider the longer-term funding for the women's sector. This group will be led by the Department for Social Development and will report to me and recommend actions within the six-month period of this programme.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what sources of funding his Department has offered to the Women's Support Network following the ending of funding under the Executive Programme Fund. 
Mr. Spellar: The Women's Support Network received £24,613 funding from the Department for Social Development under the short-term Executive Programme Funds in the financial year 200304. Since that time the Women's Support Network has secured other public funding and it is currently in receipt of funding provided by OFMDFM, under the Peace II programme. This funding will end in December 2006.
On 16 March I announced that I will establish a review group to consider the longer-term funding for the women's sector. In the meantime I have made available short-term funding of £1.1 million for the sector. The Women's Support Network will be considered under this review.