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Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he received the report from Porton Down regarding the analysis of substances believed to be ricin found during investigations in 2003 which concluded that no ricin was present; and when he informed the United States Government of this conclusion. 
Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Chinese Government have cancelled the passport of any student from Tibet granted a chemistry scholarship by his Department. 
The issue of passports to Chinese nationals is a matter for the Chinese Government. The UK Government are not in a position to know whether the Chinese Government have cancelled a passport unless it is specifically brought to our attention.
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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what acknowledgement has been (a) sought from and (b) made by the government of Turkey, in connection with the accession of that country to the EU, of the responsibility of that country or its predecessor for the Armenian genocide. 
Mr. Douglas Alexander: There is no consensus among EU member states that the massacres of 191516 should be categorised as genocide as defined by the 1948 UN Convention on Genocide and there is no reference to the issue in the Negotiating Framework agreed by EU member states that will guide Turkey's accession negotiations. The Turkish government does not accept that there was any intention or act that constituted genocide.
We welcomed open discussion of this and related matters at a recent conference in Istanbul, and the Turkish Foreign Minister's statement to that conference expressing hope that research into the era could improve relations between Turkey and Armenia. It was also welcome that, on 9 March, the Turkish Prime Minister and the leader of the main opposition party called for an impartial investigation into the 'genocide' allegations by Turkish and Armenian historians under the supervision of an international organisation such as the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The Armenian President, however, rejected the proposal on the grounds that establishing diplomatic relations was a necessary prior step.
Ian Pearson: We are concerned about reports of human rights abuses in Papua, and we raise these regularly with the Government of Indonesia, We also encourage the Indonesian Government to engage in dialogue with Papuan representatives and to proceed with full implementation of the Special Autonomy legislation.
Mr. Woodward: Policy and services for children and adults with autism are currently being examined under the Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability (N.I.). The review will recommend how future service delivery should be organised.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his Answer of 4 July 2005, Official Report, column 191W, on breast screening, what percentage of women (a) with a disability and (b) from ethnic minority backgrounds received breast screening in each of the last five years in each health board area. 
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the percentage uptake rate was for cervical screening among women in each health board area in each of the last five years; and what the percentage was for women (a) from ethnic minority backgrounds and (b) with a disability. 
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Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what guidelines are set for the maximum level of background road noise in (a) classrooms and (b) classrooms in schools with special needs. 
However, when considering acoustics in schools, the Department of Education and school authorities currently follow the guidance in Building Bulletin 87, Guidelines for Environmental Design in Schools", issued by the Department for Education and Skills, which states the following:
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of criminal prosecutions in Northern Ireland resulted in a conviction in each of the past 10 years. 
Mr. Hanson: The following table outlines the number of criminal prosecutions in Northern Ireland and the number and percentage of subsequent convictions for the years 1994 to 2003. Data for 2004 will not be available until early 2006.
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