|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pensioners (a) were eligible, (b) applied for and (c) have received winter fuel payments in each year since payments started, broken down by constituency in Northern Ireland. 
|1992 parliamentary constituency||Eligible population (MYE 200001)||200001 Number of WFP received||Eligible population (MYE 200102)||200102 Number of WFP received|
|Fermanagh and S Tyrone||16,321||13.124||16,456||13,499|
|Newry and Armagh||16,176||14,302||16,353||14,594|
|1992 parliamentary constituency||Eligible population (MYE 200203)||200203 Number of WFP received||Eligible population (MYE 200304)||200304 Number of WFP received|
|Fermanagh and S Tyrone||16,773||13,815||17,102||14,391|
|Newry and Armagh||16,729||14,967||17,136||15,472|
|1992 parliamentary constituency||Eligible population (MYE 200405)||200405 Number of WFP received|
|Fermanagh and S Tyrone||17,459||14,464|
|Newry and Armagh||17,576||15,623|
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many Freedom of Information Act 2000 applications to see sections of the 1911 decennial census for England and Wales have been (a) received and (b) rejected by the National Archives since 1 January. 
Ms Harman: From January 1 2005 to date The National Archives has recorded 143 requests, under the Freedom of Information Act, to see sections of the 1911 decennial census. In accordance with the Act and with Government policy, the National Archives considers each request for access to the 1911 returns on a case by case basis, in consultation with the Office for National Statistics as the transferring department. So far it has not been possible to grant any of these requests because they are covered by S.41 exemption of the Act relating to breach of confidence.
Jon Trickett: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance her Department has issued to coroners on the means of establishing the identification of dead persons. 
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance the Department has issued to coroners on making their reports available to doctors who request them; and if she will take steps to encourage coroners to make reports available when they are requested. 
Guidance was issued by the Home Office in the form of a circular, No 62/1994. This commended the recommendation of the Clothier Report into the Beverley Allitt murders that, in every case, coroners should send copies of post-mortem reports to any consultant who has been involved in the patient's care
16 Nov 2005 : Column 1340W
prior to death, whether or not demanded, under the coroners rules. Any decision in an individual case is a matter for the coroner concerned. My officials will, however, discuss this matter at the next of their regular meetings with coroners.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether Labour party officials had sight of the draft or final copy of the Electoral Administration Bill before it was placed in the public domain. 
Chris Ruane: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of individual registration on registration levels in Northern Ireland. 
Individual registration in Northern Ireland was introduced as part of the Electoral Fraud (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 and has substantially enhanced the accuracy and integrity of the Electoral Register in Northern Ireland.
Since then, however, there has been an annual downward drift in numbers registering mainly due to the requirement to hold an annual canvass with individuals having to provide information afresh each year. To combat this, the Government, after consulting the political parties and the Electoral Commission, is introducing legislation that will further reform and modernise the electoral registration arrangements. These measures will lift the burden on electors and refocus resources on more effectively targeting those not registered.
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|