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Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of the cases investigated by the Assets Recovery Agency in Northern Ireland relate to persons believed to be (a) republican and (b) loyalist; and how many of the cases successfully concluded fall into each of these two categories. 
Of the cases investigated by the Assets Recovery Agency in the current year to date, six relate to individuals believed to have links to loyalist groups and two cases relate to individuals believed to have links to republican groups.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many spoiled ballot papers there were in each district council electoral area in Northern Ireland in (a) the most recent 2005 local government elections and (b) 2001. 
|District||5 May 2005||7 June 2001|
|16 Newry and Mourne||874||1,263|
|23 North Down||610||782|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many spoiled ballot papers there were in each constituency in Northern Ireland at the (a) 2005 and (b) 2001 general elections in Northern Ireland. 
|Constituency||5 May 2005||7 June 2001|
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||558||693|
|Newry and Armagh||630||587|
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the types of contract of employment applicable to those working in the policing unit designated C8; and what the nature is of the review scheduled to take place on or around 4 November. 
Mr. Woodward: The staff employed on the Historical Enquiry Team (C8) are a mixture of serving police officers and civilian staff. The police officers are currently all seconded staff from England and Scotland, but a number of PSNI staff will join the unit in the new year. Civilian staff are a mixture of direct employees of the PSNI, persons on short-term contract and agency staff. These numbers 'ebb and flow' in response to demand (e.g. the search process) but will stabilise in 2006 once the team becomes operational.
Mr. Hanson: Some of the provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 already directly extend to Northern Ireland. Further extensions were not proposed at that time as a contemporaneous review of the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland was planned and it would have been inappropriate to do so in advance of the review's conclusions. A series of other important measures, provided in the Act, have subsequently been introduced, in recent years, through separate Northern Ireland legislation. These have included provisions dealing with hate crime, antisocial behaviour, reparation orders in youth justice and the creation of additional bail powers. There are no plans to extend the remaining provisions to Northern Ireland at the current time but this will be kept under review in response to operational needs.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the criteria used in formulating the answers of 28 October 2005, Official Report, column 641W, on the Child Support Agency management board and 1 November 2005, Official Report, column 1028W, on the Social Security Agency, were the same as those used in formulating the answer of 24 October 2005, Official Report, column 108W, on public bodies (appointments). 
Angela E. Smith: When answering any request for information on community background the rules that are to be applied for the release of such information fall under the Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998 (subjected to specified exceptions).
In respect of the answer given of 28 October 2005, Official Report, column 641W, on the child support agency management board, it was not possible to give the information requested as to do so may have revealed (or allowed someone to deduce) the community background of individual staff because of the small number of staff involved. However in the case of the answer of 1 November 2005, Official Report, column 1028W, the legislation was incorrectly interpreted and the following requested information should have been provided.
Mark Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the refurbishment projects in his Department that (a) are in progress and (b) will start in the next six months. 
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