David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been convicted for (a) careless driving and (b) motoring offences that resulted in a fatality in each of the last five years. 
|Convictions for motoring offences resulting in a fatality
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether approval is pending for Velcade treatment for people with myeloma; and if he will make a statement on available treatments in Northern Ireland for myeloma. 
Mr. Woodward: The drug Velcade is licensed for use in Northern Ireland and clinicians are in a position to prescribe the product, taking account of the clinical circumstances of the individual patient, the licensed indications and in the context of local prescribing budgets.
There are a wide range of treatments for myeloma in Northern Ireland, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, blood transfusion and a range of medicines both to treat the underlying disease and provide symptomatic relief for the individual. Many emerging therapies and combination therapy regimens are currently being tested in clinical trials.
Dr. McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what state benefits have been received by each of the Sinn Fein (a) members of the Legislative Assembly, (b) Members of Parliament and (c) Members of the European Parliament in the last 10years. 
Mr. Woodward: Credit cards, used solely for business purposes to cover expenditure such as travel and accommodation, are available solely to the top team of senior managers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
The periods prior to this are no longer held on the PSNI financial systems, and are only available as archived records. To trawl such records would involve a manual trawl at disproportionate cost.
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|Total spend (£)
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how the Belfast city centre beat arrangement between the Police Service Northern Ireland and Belfast city traders and Chamber of Commerce is being funded. 
The basic salary cost of both officers will be funded by the partners. The lead partner is Belfast City Centre Management, who received funding from Belfast city council and the Chamber of Trade. The Police Service of Northern Ireland will meet all other costs as part of the pilot of this new initiative.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people over the age of 18 years and below pensionable age there are in each (a) constituency, (b) council area and (c) postcode area in Northern Ireland. 
Angela E. Smith: Population estimates at 30 June 2003 for persons aged 18 and over but less than pensionable age (60 years for women and 65 years for men) for each parliamentary constituency and local government district are given in the following tables. Population estimates by age for individual postcodes in Northern Ireland are not available.
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone
|Newry and Armagh
|Local government district
|Mewry and Mourne
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money he has allocated to the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools to undertake a review of post-primary education in the Catholic sector; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: Additional resources of £508,000 have been allocated to the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools in the current financial year to enable it to support and facilitate schools in the Catholic managed sector to develop collaborative arrangements with other schools and further education colleges to provide access to the entitlement framework and generally to support work by schools to prepare for the implementation of new post-primary arrangements. A total of £510,000 has been allocated to the education and library boards for the same purpose.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was allocated to Northern Ireland's premature baby units in each of the last five years; and what plans he has to change such funding. 
The Department allocates funding to the Health and Social Services Boards under an agreed capitation formula that recognises the healthcare needs of the populations within each Board area. Resources are, therefore, not centrally allocated to the funding of specific services such as premature baby units.
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Boards use their allocated funding to commission a range of maternity and paediatric services, including provision for premature babies. They continuously review their allocations in light of emerging priorities and changes in demand for specific services in their area.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff were employed in each premature baby unit in Northern Ireland in each of the past five years, broken down by grade.