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Angela E. Smith: Figures for total enrolments per academic year in Northern Ireland further education colleges are only available from 199899. The most up-to-date audited figures available are for academic year 200203. These figures are set out in the following table.
|Mode of Attendance|
|Academic year||Full-time||Part-time (including non-voc)||Total|
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) planned and (b) unannounced health and safety inspections were carried out in each health and safety district in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Angela E. Smith: The number of inspections carried out by each district council is provided in the following table, for the years for which they are available. A breakdown between (a) planned and (b) unannounced inspections is not available.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Health and Safety officials are employed in each health and safety district in Northern Ireland broken down by rank; and what the equivalent figures were in each of the last five years. 
Angela E. Smith: The number of Officers authorised by District Councils under the Health and Safety at Work Order (NI) 1978, for the years for which they are available, are provided in the following table. Not all of these officers spent all of their time working on health and safety issues and therefore the full time equivalents are also given. Figures by rank are not available although officers will either be Environmental Health Officers or Senior Environmental Health Officers.
| 200102|| 200203||200304|
|District council||Number of Officers||FTEs||Number of Officers||FTEs||Number of Officers||FTEs|
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications were received for the post of Commissioner within the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, broken down by party political affiliation; how many applicants were short-listed, broken down by party political affiliation; and what the nationality was of each applicant. 
Applicants were not asked to confirm their party political affiliation. As is standard in public appointments, applicants were asked on their application form to indicate whether they had undertaken any of the following activities during the past five years.
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When a candidate indicated that they had undertaken one or more activity, they were asked to indicate the party for which the activity was undertaken. This is broken down as follows for all applicants:
|NI Women's Coalition||3|
|No activity indicated||126|
|NI Women's Coalition||3|
|No activity indicated||62|
Angela E. Smith: Research to date has focused on measuring levels of literacy and at present no data is available which specifically identifies the levels of illiteracy. The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) which was conducted in 1996 indicated that 24 per cent. of the adult population in Northern Ireland performed at the lowest level of literacy, Level 1.
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