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Mr. Woodward: Negotiations with the trade unions on the 2005 pay round for Northern Ireland Office staff are ongoing. The 2004 rates are still in effect, and 88 staff in the lowest grade on the minimum of the pay scale were in receipt of £5.04 per hour. In light of the increase in the national minimum wage, as an interim measure, we increased their salaries to £5.05 per hour from 1 October 2005.
Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of individuals who are likely to be affected by the special arrangements proposed in the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill. 
Decisions on whether an individual is eligible for the scheme will be taken by an independent Certification Commissioner using criteria set out in the Bill. The number of individuals who are affected by the legislation will depend on the outcome of the Commissioner's decisions. The Government do not hold figures on how many people would meet the eligibility requirements of the scheme.
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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people he expects will be affected by the proposed legislation regarding on-the-runs in relation to offences committed in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) England, Scotland and Wales. 
It provides that an independent Certification Commissioner would determine whether individuals are eligible for the proposed scheme, using criteria set out in the Bill. The number of individuals who are affected by the legislation will depend on the outcome of the Commissioner's decisions.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fixed penalties fines were issued in each district command by the operations command units during the most recent Operation Viper. 
Mr. Robathan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what role the C3 branch of the Police Service of Northern Ireland plays regarding intelligence surrounding the deaths of terrorists and civilians in Northern Ireland at the hands of security forces. 
Mr. Robathan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assistance has been requested from the Ministry of Defence by the Police Service of Northern Ireland for historical review. 
Mr. Woodward: I am advised that senior managers from the Historical Enquiries Team (C8) of PSNI have been in regular contact with the Tribunals and Inquiries Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) while the HET has been in the process of setting up. The MOD has been fully supportive and discussions are continuing about a formal Memorandum of Understanding, to govern the exchange of any information required.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1378W, on police, how many members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Diving Unit have been available for operational duties in each month in 2005; and what the unit's budget allocation was in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Woodward: The following table Casualties as a result of paramilitary style assaults from October 2004 to September 2005" refers. You should note that 2005 statistics are provisional and subject to minor amendment.
|Dungannon and S Tyrone||0||2||0||0||0||2||0|
|Newry and Mourne||0||0||0||1||2||0||0|
|Dungannon and S Tyrone||0||0||0||0||0||4|
|Newry and Mourne||0||1||0||0||0||4|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were killed on the roads of Northern Ireland (a) in each year from 1994 to 2004 and (b) in each month in 2005. 
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|2005||Number of fatalities|
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