Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the total cost of the Stevens Inquiry into allegations of police collusion in Northern Ireland; and what assessment he has made of the progress made by the inquiry to date. 
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when work will be completed on the sub-regional transportation plan for Northern Ireland; when the plan will be published; and what consultation measures will be put in place for the plan. 
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question regarding when work will be completed on the Sub-Regional Transportation Plan (SRTP) for Northern Ireland; when the plan will be published; and what consultation measures will be put in place for the plan.
The draft SRTP is programmed to be published for formal consultation in March 2006, and at this stage, the nature of the consultation process has not been finalised. The final SRTP is programmed for completion by December 2006, however, this will be dependent on the exact nature of responses received during the consultation process.
|Amount paid (£)
|2005 to date
Dr. McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many planning permission applications have been granted for mobile phone masts in South Antrim in each of the last three years. 
It should be noted that figures for 2002 also include
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applications made under the prior approval process. In June 2002 Permitted Development rights were removed by statute except in the case of an emergency and applications for telecommunications equipment were subject to the full planning process.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent additional security measures have been put in place at the Ulster Community and hospitals trust to protect staff since an attack on four nursing staff at the Accident and Emergency department by a member of the public on the weekend of 1213 November; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woodward: Following the recent incident at the Ulster Community and hospitals trust, the management have conducted a formal incident review and personnel have met with the PSNI to explore ways of improving security. An action plan, detailing improved structural security measures at the Ulster hospital's A and E department has been drawn up and this will be implemented as soon as possible.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the extent was of the injuries sustained by the nursing staff at the Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust Accident and Emergency department as a result of the attack by a member of the public on the weekend of 12 and 13 November. 
Angela E. Smith: Unemployment levels from the claimant count in the South Antrim parliamentary constituency in each of the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 (to October), together with their yearly change are provided in the following table.
|Unemployment (annual averages except for 2005)
Change from previous year
Dr. McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has recently held a meeting with the Organisation of the Unemployed Northern Ireland to discuss the funding of voluntary and community organisations; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: No Ministerial meetings have been held with the Organisation of the Unemployed NI (OUNI). Officials from the Department for Social Development (DSD) and the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) have met with OUNI to discuss potential funding opportunities. Although no immediate funding sources were identified, the organisation was advised of future funding streams and the requirements for voluntary and community sector organisations involved in delivery of public services.
Angela E. Smith: Median gross annual earnings for full-time employees on adult rates, who have been in the same job for at least 12 months, including those whose pay was affected by absence was £19,634 at April 2004.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his letter of 31 October, what definition he uses of an unreasonable length of time in respect of waiting times for (a) an out-patient appointment and (b) in-patient or day-case treatment in Northern Ireland. 
The aim of the elective care reform programme I announced in July is to develop fully scheduled services within which patients can access the care they require within the time scale that their clinical condition dictates.