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Mr. Woodward: Section 306 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, extends the maximum period of detention permitted under Schedule 8 of the Terrorism Act 2000 from seven to 14 days. PSNI advises that no persons have been detained for more than seven days under this legislation.
Mr. Hanson: During the debate into the legislation, I indicated that I intended to defer bringing the substantive provisions of the order into effect until I am satisfied that an adequate number of transit sites are operational in Northern Ireland. I anticipate that five sites will be operational in 2006, I am reviewing the situation with the Housing Executive with a view to enabling the necessary provisions as soon as possible once the sites are operational.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding has been allocated for victim groups in Northern Ireland in the past five years, broken down by (a) Westminster parliamentary constituency and (b) district council area. 
Angela E. Smith: Records show that funding detailed in the following tables has been allocated to organisations involved in providing support for victims between April 1998 and March 2005. A year by year breakdown of these figures is not available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
In addition to the amounts shown, victims' groups may also apply for funding from any programme or scheme, such as the District Council Community Relations Programme or European Union funding through the Local Strategy Partnerships, for which they can satisfy the relevant eligibility criteria.
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The funding has been attributed to the relevant parliamentary constituency and local district council area according to headquarters address of the group or organisation concerned. The group or organisation in some instances will provide services on a wider geographic area.
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||1,229,496|
|Newry and Armagh||1,676,222|
|Newry and Mourne||326,790|
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what budget is planned for the Office of the Commissioner for Victims; how many staff are expected to be employed in that office; and when the office will open. 
Angela E. Smith: The recently appointed Interim Commissioner for Victims and Survivors, Mrs. Bertha McDougall, is due to take up post with effect from 5 December 2005. Her office will be operational from that date. Sufficient resources will be made available to enable the Interim Commissioner to carry out her duties and it is anticipated at this stage that she will have a staff of four to assist her.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many young offenders institutions there are in Northern Ireland; how many offenders are in each; and what the capacity is of each. 
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the places where youth conferences of the kind set out in the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 have been piloted in Northern Ireland since December 2003, broken down by police district command unit. 
|County court division||Date commenced||PSNI district command unit|
|Belfast||18 December 2003||West Belfast|
|Fermanagh and||5 April 2004||Fermanagh|
|Dungannon and South Tyrone|
|Armagh and South||6 June 2005||Banbridge|
|Down||Newry and Mourne|
Mr. Byrne: We are drawing to the close of a major listening exercise that will feed into a new White Paper covering the health and care that people need in the community. The public consultation exercise is known as Your Health, Your Care, Your Say: Improving Community Health and Care Services".
The consultation is broad in scope and covers both health and social care because that is what makes sense to people. The White Paper will bring together the outcome from the social care Green Paper, Independence, Well-being and Choice", with thinking on health services provided in community settings. The consultation is due to close on 4 November and the aim will be to publish a White Paper around the turn of the year.
Mr. David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to receive updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the use of (a) donepezil, (b) rivastigmine, (c) galantigmine and (d) memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. 
Caroline Flint: It is for the local national health service to decide on how to deliver health services in their local communities which includes decisions on the replacement of local ambulance stations. The hon. Member may wish to approach the chair of Wiltshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust directly.
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