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Angela E. Smith: A 10-year average of 2,773 cormorants are present in Northern Ireland during the winter months (November to February), when numbers are highest. Data for the past 10 years is as follows:
Dr. McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under what conditions the deposit of the railway carriages in Crosshill Quarry, Crumlin, laid down by the planning appeal tribunal in 1983 were set aside. 
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which Government buildings in Northern Ireland remain to be adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities; and when the necessary adaptations are expected to be completed in each case. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether an Equality Impact Assessment was carried out in respect of the proposal to
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outsource the Civil Service Electronic Human Resources work; and what assessment was made of the equality issues involved. 
Angela E. Smith: The proposal to outsource Human Resource work, which would be carried out in a Shared Service Centre, is being considered as part of the Equality Impact Assessment of the eHR policy. Ministers have been briefed on the equality issues.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what dates since October 2001, local authorities and emergency services in Northern Ireland have carried out emergency drills for terrorist attacks; where such drills took place; and which agencies were involved. 
|Date of exercise||Exercise organised by||Nature of Exercise/Scenario||Location||Agencies involved|
|20 June 2002||Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS)||Terrorist Chemical Attack on Windsor Park.||Table top Exercise||NIAS, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast City Hospital|
|26 February 2003||Ballymena Borough Council||Chemical attack exercise||Table top Exercise Ballymena Showgrounds||NIAS, NIFRS, PSNI, Ballymena Council|
|25 May 2003||Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)||Cross border civilian plane crash||Live Exercise in Fermanagh||Multi Agency, local authorities, PSNI and An Garda Siochana|
|23 July 2003||Emergency Medical Assistance and Rescue Team (EMART)||Test of call out procedures for delivery of PODS containing equipment for dealing with a CBRN incident||Transported from storage in Belfast/Omagh areas to Tyrone County Hospital and Downe Hospital||EMART Project Manager, NIAS and NIFRS|
|56 March 2004||EMART||Chemical attack exercise||Tabletop and exercise at Stormont Hotel and NT Civil Sports Pavilion||EMART Project Manager and EMART Volunteers, PSNI, NIFRS, NIAS|
|8 April 2004||OFMDFM / NIO||Exercise Counterbalancea National Programme of seminars, presentations and table top exercises to raise awareness of CBRN||Park Avenue Hotel||DHSSPS, NIFRS, NIAS, MoD, HQNL NIO, PSNL Metropolitan Police, Home Office, London Resilience Team, Emergency Planning College, Maritime and Coastguard Agency|
|26 May 2004||PSNI / N1O||Terrorist release of gas at die Odyssey Arena||New Salesman Exercise, Marine Court, Bangor||PSNI, NIO, Home Office, HQNI, MoD, NIFRS, NIAS, and various technical experts from GB|
|4 September 2004||EMART||Coping with a disaster where there is a lack of infrastructure||Test of EMART communications, mobilisation of 50 bed ward and staffing a casualty clearing station||University of Ulster Professional Development Unit with the Territorial Army|
|24 October 2004||Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS)||Explosion on board a ferry. Unknown chemical involved and possibility of terrorist attack||Warrenpoint Harbour||NIFRS NIAS|
|17 December 2004||OFMDFM||Tabletop Exercise to test senior officials from NI Departments and NIO||Stormont||NI Departments, NIO|
|9 February 2005||Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH)||Nerve gas attack||Tabletop exercise carried out at RVH||RVH Personnel NIAS|
|13 April 2005||PSNI||NIFRS Decontamination Capability||Steeple Barracks, Antrim||NIFRS|
|18 May 2005||NIO||Crisis Management WorkshopA series of presentations and tabletop exercises for NIO emergency responders||Stormont||NIO, PSNI, MoD|
|10 June 2005||NIO||Command Post Exercise to test the Government's response to a terrorist attack on NI infrastructure||Stormont||NIO, NI Departments, PSNI, NIFRS, HSE, HQNI, Home Office, Cabinet Office|
|7/8 July 2005||PSNI||CBRN Exercise in relation to visit to Belfast of the EU Employment Ministers||Belfast||PSNI, NIFRS, NIAS|
|10 September 2005||Regional Virus Laboratory||To test courier arrangements for transportation of potential smallpox clinical specimen for specialist analysis||Regional Viral Laboratories to Health Protection Agency Specialist Laboratory in GB||Laboratory personnel and courier service provider|
Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with parents about the grammar school system of education in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: During the last two months, I have had meetings with key interests to discuss new admissions arrangements for post-primary schools. This has included a meeting with two groups representing parentsthe Concerned Parents for Education and the Parental Alliance for Choice in Education.
It is important to hear the full range of views on this issue before making decisions on the way forward. I want to put in place a better system that provides choice, better opportunities and flexibility to all young people to enable them to reach their full potential.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress he has made in developing proposals for a Marine Bill for Northern Ireland; and what resources have been set aside to implement the legislation. 
Angela E. Smith: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has lead responsibility for taking forward work associated with the introduction of a Marine Bill. DEFRA officials have held discussions with the devolved administrations about the scope for their inclusion in the Bill.
In light of these discussions officials in the Department of the Environment are currently considering possible options taking account of the policy development work and resources which would be necessary to enable Northern Ireland to participate in the Bill in line with the DEFRA timetable.
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