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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding has been allocated by the Sports Council in Northern Ireland over the last five years, broken down by (a) Westminster parliamentary constituency and (b) district council area. 
The Sports Council for Northern Ireland has allocated Exchequer and Lottery funding in Northern Ireland for the amounts shown in the table in
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the last five years. This includes funding for bodies with a province-wide remit, for example, governing bodies of sport.
Information on Exchequer and Lottery funding for sport is retained by the Sports Council for Northern Ireland in accordance with how it is distributed, i.e. to sport, to individual athletes, district council areas and by programme. Information on Exchequer funding has only been kept, with regard to district council area, since 200304, therefore the information requested for district council areas cannot be provided for Exchequer fundingfor the years 200001, 200102 and 200203. Exchequer and Lottery funding is not distributed on a parliamentary constituency Basis, and consequently, the details requested regarding funding broken down by parliamentary constituency areas cannot be provided, except at disproportionate cost.
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The amounts of Lottery funding allocated by the Sports Council for Northern Ireland on a district council basis for the years 200001 to 200405 are shown in the table. Minus figures indicate awards made in previous years, which have been withdrawn (e.g. for insufficient partnership funding).
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The decision to prescribe a particular medicine is a matter for clinicians, taking account of the clinical circumstances of the individual patient, a drug's licensed indications and local prescribing policies and commissioning decisions.
Additional funding of £5 million has been allocated in 200506 for specialist hospital drugs. It is for the health and social services boards, as commissioners of services, to prioritise how funding is used, taking into account the competing demands and pressures in their areas and the strategic objectives and priorities of my Department.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will deposit in the Library copies of the responses received to her Department's consultation paper on the Electoral Administration Bill. 
On 11 October, alongside introduction of the Electoral Administration Bill, we published a paper which detailed and analysed the responses received. Copies of the paper were put into the Libraries of both Houses on that day.
Mr. Pelling: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what investigations she has undertaken into whether the Data Protection Act 1998 is being used as a way of preventing governmental information being divulged under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
Ms Harman: Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act limits the applications of the FOI rights of access to personal information by reference to provisions of the DPA. This provision ensures consistency across the FOI and data protection regimes.
No investigation has been undertaken on the use of S40, however there is no evidence that DPA 1998 is being used a way of preventing information being divulged under FOI, disproportionately to other exemptions or that it has been cited without good reason. Statistics have been published on the implementation of the FOI Act 2000 in central Government which show that in quarter one and
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quarter two, 22,403 requests have been received. Exemptions have been claimed 3,631 times to refuse information with section 40, being used 930 times. These statistics are available at www.FOI.gov.uk.
Ms Gisela Stuart: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what recent consultations she has had with the General Council of the Bar and the Law Society about the graduated fee payment scheme. 
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