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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals in each Government Department in the Province are employed to deal with freedom of information requests. 
Angela E. Smith: It is not possible to identify precisely the number of officials who deal with freedom of information issues, since it is potentially part of every civil servant's role to respond to Freedom of Information requests. However, one of the primary support functions of Information Management staff is to deal with these requests, plus requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. The number of Information Management staff who help to process requests within each Department is cited in the following table.
|Department||Information Management (including FOI) staff|
|Northern Ireland Office||2.5|
|Department of Environment||6|
|Department for Regional Development||5|
|Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure||(40)8.5|
|Department of Education||4|
|Department for Social Development||3|
|Department for Employment and Learning||4|
|Department of Finance and Personnel||4|
|Department of Agriculture and Rural Development||6|
|Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment||2|
|Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety||4|
|Office of the First and Deputy First Minister||(41)5|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the organisations whose assets have been frozen in Northern Ireland due to links with terrorism in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Woodward: Law enforcement agencies have fully utilised proceeds of crime powers to freeze assets from individuals. Assets totalling nearly £12 million were restrained or confiscated by law enforcement agencies in 200405. These actions were taken against individuals.
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to allocate funds to grant maintained integrated schools to employ staff in order to implement the Costello review of post primary education; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith:
The Department of Education has allocated additional funds to the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education to enable it to support and facilitate schools in the integrated sector in beginning to develop collaborative arrangements with other schools and with FE colleges to provide access to the curricular Entitlement Framework, and generally to support work by integrated schools to prepare for the implementation of the new post-primary arrangements.
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Additional funds have also been allocated to the education and library boards, the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools and Comhairle na Gaelscola-" ochta in respect of their school sectors. The Department is in correspondence with the Governing Bodies Association about support for the voluntary grammar school sector.
Mr. Woodward: Information on the number of hip replacement operations carried out in acute hospitals in Northern Ireland in each year from 200001 to 200405 (the latest year for which data is available) is shown in the following table.
|Number of hip replacement operations|
Mr. Woodward: Information on the average number of available in-patient beds during the quarter ending June 1997, is shown in the following table. Average available beds are defined as the average number of beds available during the quarter in wards that are open overnight, measured at midnight. Hospitals may also have a number of beds in wards, which are only open during the day. Beds reserved for day case admission or regular day admission are not included.
|Trust name||Average available beds|
|Altnagelvin Area Hospitals HSS Trust||493.1|
|Armagh and Dungannon HSS Trust||454.1|
|Belfast City Hospital HSS Trust||878.2|
|Causeway HSS Trust||346.7|
|Craigavon and Banbridge HSS Trust||80.0|
|Craigavon Area Hospital Group HSS Trust||660.8|
|Down and Lisburn HSS Trust||676.6|
|Foyle Community HSS Trust||327.0|
|Greenpark HSS Trust||422.3|
|Homefirst Community HSS Trust||384.0|
|Mater Infirmorum HSS Trust||207.8|
|Newry and Mourne HSS Trust||278.4|
|North and West Belfast HSS Trust||484.0|
|South and East Belfast HSS Trust||384.0|
|Sperrin Lakeland HSS Trust||644.1|
|The Royal Group of Hospitals HSS Trust||928.8|
|Ulster Community and Hospitals HSS Trust||688.2|
|United Hospitals HSS Trust||877.4|
Mr. Woodward: For percentage bed occupancy figures in each hospital for 199495 to 200304, I refer the hon. Lady to the Hospital Statistics publications for each year 199495 to 200304. Copies of this publication are available in the Library. Table 1.1, Inpatient Activity Data by Hospital/Provider, contains the relevant information.
Provisional figures for percentage bed occupancy in each hospital in Northern Ireland in 200405 are given in the following table. Note that day cases are excluded from the calculation for bed occupancy.
|Belvoir Park NICCO||86.5|
|Knockbracken Health Care Park||86.8|
|Young Peoples Centre||75.5|
|Lagan Valley P.N.U||100.0|
|Tyrone and Fermanagh||83.2|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money was claimed in compensation by patients due to (a) negligence and (b) malpractice in each hospital in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years, broken down by health board. 
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