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Jim Cousins: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library the Tyne and Wear City Region Development Programme under the Northern Way; what the implementation and management arrangements are for the programme; and how hon. Members from the Tyne and Wear City Region and their constituents will be consulted on the programme. 
The Tyne and Wear CROP has been prepared by the Tyne and Wear City Region Working Group at the request of the Northern Way. The implementation and management of the CROP are a matter for the working group in discussion with the Northern Way. It is also a matter for the working group to make any decisions on how they further consult with their stakeholders on the programme.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance the Valuation Office Agency has issued to its staff and contractors on the personal safety of inspectors conducting a valuation of a property. 
Mr. Woolas: The Valuation Office Agency provides full information and training relating to the personal safety of staff who may need to carry out property inspections. No contractors are engaged on property inspection work.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether a sponsored walk in aid of charity in a public place requires the submission, acceptance and consideration of an 11/1 form; whether in the absence of such a form the event would be deemed unlawful and liable to prosecution; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woodward: There is no legal or singular definition of a 'sponsored walk'. Sponsored walks may assume many different forms, some of which will take on elements which give rise to the appearance of a public procession. If this is the case then organisers of such walks should submit an 11/1 giving notice of their intention to hold an event which has all the critical elements of a public procession.
It is important to remember that organisers are not seeking permission to parade but are rather simply giving notification so that both police and public are made aware and may consider the implications of such a public event.
In the absence of a notification of a sponsored walk as a public procession, the police would evaluate each case in the round before considering whether or not it appeared to be a public procession and whether or not it was necessary to take a view from the Public Prosecution Service as to further action.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what average time adults have waited from application to completion of adoption proceedings of a child in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland under the age of 30 were treated for alcohol-related illnesses in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Woodward: Information is not available on the number of people treated for alcohol-related illnesses. However, the number of admissions to hospital for alcohol-related illnesses is available. The table provides figures on the number of admissions to acute hospitals in Northern Ireland for people aged under 30 years with a primary or secondary diagnosis of an alcohol-related illness for each of the last five years for which data are available.
|Number of admissions(108) with an alcohol-related diagnosis|
Dr. McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what statistical evidence he has collated on whether binge drinking is affecting the number of mouth cancer cases in Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Woodward: The Department has not collated any statistical evidence connecting the number of mouth cancer cases to levels of binge drinking. Incidences of lip, oral cavity and pharynx cancers in Northern Ireland has fallen steadily from 162 cases in 1993 to 127 cases in 2003.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cancelled operations there have been for each hospital with a theatre in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much in (a) euros and (b) sterling was taken at pay and display car parks under the control of the Department for Regional Development in Northern Ireland where euros are accepted as valid payment during the first six months of (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005. 
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question regarding, how much in (a) euros and (b) sterling was taken at pay and display car parks under the control of the Department for Regional Development in Northern Ireland where euros are accepted as valid payment during the first six months of (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005. I have been asked to reply as these issues fall within my responsibility as Chief Executive of Roads Service.
In the first six months of (i) 2004 and (ii) 2005, car park ticket machines under the control of the Department for Regional Development, which accept both sterling and euro, have taken income as detailed in the following table.
|January to June 2004||1,122,425.51||28,646.10|
|January to June 2005||1,293,917.85||44,691.63|
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total (a) income taken as payment of car parking charges and (b) outgoings paid as salaries and other charges at Department for Regional Development car parks in Northern Ireland were in 2004. 
I should explain that Roads Service does not retain this information on a calendar year basis. However, the total income taken as payment for car parking charges in the financial year ending 31 March 2005 was £9,088,000. The total expenditure relating to car park activities for the same period was £8,782,000.
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