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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the value of sales of (a) national lottery tickets and (b) scratch cards has been in Northern Ireland; and how much has been awarded to good causes in Northern Ireland by national lottery distributors. 
As of 19 November 2005 total national lottery sales in Northern Ireland (including scratch cards) since the national lottery began in 1994 are £1,324,847,489, of which £377,267,075 represent scratch card sales. For every £1 of national lottery sales, an average of 28p goes to good causes. According to data derived from the lottery awards database (which uses information supplied by lottery distributors), 8,789 awards totalling over £591 million in value have been made to projects in Northern Ireland since the national lottery began until 28 October 2005.
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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have (a) contracted and (b) died of necrotising fasciitis in each of the last five years. 
Dr. McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if the Government will issue interim guidance to primary care trusts in Northern Ireland concerning Velcade pending assessment by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 
Clinicians in NI can prescribe Velcade within the term of the license where the relevant trust and HPSS board have approved the relevant costs. There are no plans at present to issue specific guidance on this matter.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of Statefor Northern Ireland what the change in numbers was of (a) registered nursing homes and (b) nursing home places in Northern Ireland between 1994 and 2004. 
Mr. Woodward: Information on the numbers of registered nursing homes and nursing home places for the years 1995 (the earliest year for which information is available) and 2004, and the changes between these dates, is shown in the following table.
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Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many paramilitary-style attacks there were in each of the last 10 years; and in how many cases people were (a) apprehended and (b) convicted. 
Mr. Woodward: The Police Service of Northern Ireland have advised that the only statistics held in relation to this matter can be found at the PSNI website: www.psni.police.uk and are set out as follows covering the years 1973 to 2005. All statistics are provisional at this stage and may be subject to minor amendment.
The police have been unsuccessful at holding anyone to account for such crimesusually victims and witnesses are unwilling or unable to co-operate with police and therefore there is little the police can do.
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