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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been earmarked by his Department for Northern Ireland's participation in hosting the Olympic Games in 2012 should London's bid be successful. 
Mr. Hanson: The Government and the Mayor of London have estimated that a public funding package of £2.375 billion would be required to host the Games should London's bid be successful. It is too early to earmark funding for Northern Ireland's participation in hosting the Games.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many postal votes were issued in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland at the last general election; and of those issued, how many people went on to vote by post. 
|Postal ballot papers issued||Postal ballot papers returned|
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||4,559||4,060|
|Newry and Armagh||1,873||1,664|
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many trains pass through Lurgan on weekdays; and for how long on average each day William Street is closed to traffic and pedestrians as a result. 
Mr. Woodward: 110 trains pass through Lurgan on each weekday, 55 in each direction. This necessitates the closure of the barrier at William Street for approximately two minutes on each occasion. As a result, the William Street barrier is closed in total for approximately three hours and 40 minutes daily.
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the costs and circulation of the Jobcentre Plus 'Inspire' magazine. This falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
'Inspire' is designed to promote Jobcentre Plus services to customers by offering real examples of how others have been helped to get or keep employment. It encourages customers to help themselves by making use of our services, including the Jobseeker Direct telephone line and website. We plan to produce 'Inspire' four times a year.
To date, two editions of 'Inspire' have been produced. The cost per edition has averaged £70,400 for 210,000 copies (33 pence per copy). 'Inspire' is mainly distributed to our customers through Jobcentre Plus offices, but copies are also sent to external organisations such as Citizens Advice and doctors' surgeries. 'Inspire' is also available on our website www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to make all Acts of Parliament published before 1988 for which his Department is responsible available online. 
Mr. Timms: The Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) within the Cabinet Office is the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament, and responsible for the publication of Acts of Parliament. HMSO has considered the publication of Acts prior to 1988, which is the earliest date when these were available electronically, but has decided not to do so as many have been heavily amended. To publish them in their original form would be misleading for many users. The Government are, however, taking forward development of a Statute Law Database which will contain the fully revised and updated text of all legislation from 1275. It is expected that this will be made available to the general public during 2006.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the most recent average time taken between an application for incapacity benefit being received and the personal capacity assessment. 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of (a) invalidity benefit and (b) incapacity benefit (i) in cash terms, (ii) in real terms and (iii) as a proportion of the benefit budget for people of working age has been in each of the last 30 years. 
|Total invalidity benefit, sickness benefit and severe disablement allowance (nominal terms)(11)||Total invalidity benefit, sickness benefit and severe disablement allowance (real terms, 200506 prices)(11)|
|Total incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance (nominal terms)(11)(5507910012)||Total incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance (real terms, 200506 prices)(11)(5507910012)|
|Total invalidity benefit, sickness benefit and severe disablement allowance paid to people of working age (nominal terms) (13)(5507910014)(15)||Total invalidity benefit, sickness benefit and severe disablement allowance paid to people of working age (real terms, 200506 prices) (13)(5507910014)(15)||Proportion of working age expenditure(16) (percentage)|
|Total incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance paid to people of working age (nominal terms) (13)(5507910014)(15)||Total incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance paid to people of working age (real terms, 200506 prices) (13)(5507910014)(15)||Proportion of working age expenditure(16) (percentage)|
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