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Information is available on the number of cardiomyopathy sufferers admitted as in-patients to hospitals in Northern Ireland. The number of admissions to hospital with a primary or secondary diagnosis of cardiomyopathy is detailed in the following table for each of the last five years available. It should be noted that any individual could have been admitted to hospital more than once over the course of a year or over a number of years and would therefore be counted more than once in the table.
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Mr. Hanson: Carers have access to the full range of social security benefits, including carers allowance, and tax credits, depending on their individual circumstances, and to a wide range of services from their local Health and Social Services Trust, which are designed to offer practical support for their caring role. The Government are satisfied that targeting help in this way represents the best use of resources, and has no plans to introduce a pay scale for carers.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the administration cost of the Child Support Agency in Northern Ireland has been in each of the past five years; and what the expected expenditure is in (a) 200506 and (b) 200607. 
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of those living in each district council area in the Province are (a) professionals and (b) skilled workers. 
Angela E. Smith:
The following table contains estimates from the 2003 Labour Force Survey local area database showing the percentage of all persons in employment in each district council area that are classified as being in professional and skilled trade occupations.
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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the likely costs resulting from clinical negligence in the Province in each of the next five years. 
Mr. Woodward: The cost to the Health and Personal Social Services budget is the net impact of the provision being established for new clinical negligence cases, reduced by the settlement of existing cases. This is estimated at £11 million in each of the three years from 200506 to 200708. No estimates have yet been made beyond 200708.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of cases have been considered by the Compensation Agency in Northern Ireland for more than two years before a decision was arrived at. 
The Compensation Agency's electronic database was introduced in 1988. It has only been possible to retrieve information relating to claims which
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have been captured on that database. Claims which were in existence prior to this were kept on paper records and files which have subsequently been destroyed through routine destruction procedures.
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