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Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints have been made about the quality of care and treatment in hospitals in Northern Ireland in the last five years, broken down by hospital. 
Mr. Woodward: Information on the number of complaints made about the quality of care and treatment is not available by hospital. However, information is available by Trust and is detailed in the table. The Trusts are categorised according to whether they are Hospital Trusts, Community Trusts, Mixed (Hospital and Community) Trusts, or other" Trusts.
|Health and Social Services Trust||200001||200102||200203||200304||200405(6)|
|Belfast City Hospital||30||48||32||61||41|
|Royal Group of Hospitals||114||109||105||89||132|
|Craigavon Area Group||84||71||55||41||66|
|Total Hospital Trusts||396||387||354||332||425|
|North and West Belfast||6||11||17||11||19|
|South and East Belfast||31||28||35||43||49|
|Craigavon and Banbridge||4||2||3||4||22|
|Total Community Trusts||70||70||108||175||142|
|Ulster Community and Hospitals||100||71||59||54||54|
|Armagh and Dungannon||22||22||9||18||14|
|Newry and Mourne||22||33||23||27||27|
|Total Mixed Trusts||279||257||238||229||229|
|Northern Ireland Ambulance Service||31||34||24||23||22|
|Total Other Trusts||31||34||24||23||22|
|Total Northern Ireland||776||748||724||759||818|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the funding to the Housing Executive for Northern Ireland has been in each of the last 10 years, broken down by region. 
Mr. Hanson: At both stages of the process (sift and interview), the Commissioner applicants were assessed against four criteria. The Chief Commissioner applicants were assessed against six, including the four used for the Commissioner.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) community, (b) religious and (c) political background is of the new appointees to the Human Rights Commission in Northern Ireland. 
In accordance with the guidelines of the Office of the Commissioner for Pubic Appointments (OCPA), applicants for the position of chief
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commissioner and commissioner were asked to declare political activity undertaken in the last five years, as defined in eight categories.
Professor Monica Me Williamsfounder member of the NI Women's Coalition and was an MLA 19982003. Professor McWilliams indicated that she would step down from her involvement with the NI Women's Coalition.
The equal opportunities monitoring form completed by all candidates asked candidates to declare their background as being of the Protestant community"; of the Roman Catholic community" or neither a Protestant or Roman Catholic community background".
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people appointed to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission have declared their membership of (a) the Communist party, (b) the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition, (c) the Social Democratic and Labour party, (d) the Ulster Unionist party, (e) the Democratic Unionist party, (f) the Alliance party and (g) Sinn Fein. 
Mr. Hanson: The political activity monitoring forms returned with the application forms did not request political party membership details, but asked about any political activity, defined in certain categories that the applicants had undertaken in the last five years. This is a requirement set by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA) guidance.
|(a) Communist party||0|
|(b) Northern Ireland Women's Coalition||2|
|(c) Social Democratic and Labour party||1|
|(d) Ulster Unionist party||1|
|(e) Democratic Unionist party||1|
|(f) Alliance party||1|
|(g) Sinn Fein||0|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which local government councils employ lifeguards along the coastline in their borough or district; and how many lifeguards are employed in each. 
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average length of time was for a person referred to a mental health consultant to be seen by that consultant in Northern Ireland in the last year for which figures are available. 
I refer the hon. Member to the March 2005 edition of the Quarterly Waiting List Statistics Release which can be found in the House Library or http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/publications/2005/info-Release-Mar05.pdf
Tables 7a and 7b in this publication provide a breakdown of outpatients waiting for a first appointment by specialty and timeband and Table 8 provides this information by Programme of Care and timeband.
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