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National Lottery

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. [31280]

Mr. Caborn: I have been asked to reply.

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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Necrotising Fasciitis

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. [32091]

Mr. Woodward: The information requested is as follows:

(a) Information on the number of people who have contracted necrotising fasciitis in each of the last five years is not available.

(b) The following table gives the number of deaths registered in Northern Ireland in each year between 2000 and 2004 where necrotising fasciitis 1 was recorded on the death certificate.
Number of deaths registered in Northern Ireland with necrotising fasciitis(119) mentioned on the death certificate, 2000 to 2004

Necrotising fasciitis(119)
20004
20012
20024
20033
2004(120)1


(119)International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision code M.72.5 for years 2001–04 and Ninth Revision code 729.4 for year 2000.
(120)Data for 2004 is provisional.


NICE Drug Assessments

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. [30149]

Mr. Woodward: Velcade was licensed for use in all areas in the UK in 2004. It is thought that the NICE evaluation of Velcade will be completed during 2006.

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.

Nurses

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many nurses in Northern Ireland have reported sick with a stress related illness in each of the last five years. [32222]

Mr. Woodward: The information requested is as follows:
Number
2000–01716
2001–02832
2002–03874
2003–04864
2004–05985




Note:
Newry and Mourne HSS Trust was unable to supply information in the timescale available.




 
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Nursing Homes

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. [32566]

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.
Nursing homesNursing home places
19952569,339
20042549,312
Change 1995–2004-2-27




Notes:
Information is in respect of the position at 31 March each year. Figures are not available for the position in 1994, therefore figures for 1995 have been provided. The number of nursing homes in 2004 includes 88 dual registered homes (registered for provision of both residential and nursing care). The 2004 figure for nursing home places includes nursing places, but excludes residential places, in dual registered homes.



Office of the Police Ombudsman

Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions officers from the Office of the Police Ombudsman used powers of arrest in each year since 2000. [28849]


 
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Mr. Woodward: The information requested was provided by the Police Ombudsman and is as follows:
Number
2000
20016
20026
20036
20042
2005
Total20

Paramilitary Attacks

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. [31938]

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 crimes—usually victims and witnesses are unwilling or unable to co-operate with police and therefore there is little the police can do.
Casualties as a result of paramilitary-style attacks, 1973 to 2005(121)

Shootings
Assaults(122)
TotalBy loyalist groups(123)By republican groups(123)TotalBy loyalist groups(123)By republican groups(123)Total casualties (shootings and assaults)
1973742153n/an/an/an/a
19741274384n/an/an/an/a
197518950139n/an/an/an/a
1976983662n/an/an/an/a
19771262898n/an/an/an/a
1978671750n/an/an/an/a
1979762551n/an/an/an/a
1980772651n/an/an/an/a
1981801466n/an/an/an/a
1982812259n/an/an/an/a
198331922n/an/an/an/a
198426620n/an/an/an/a
1985321121n/an/an/an/a
1986412417n/an/an/an/a
19871246757n/an/an/an/a
1988663432562135122
19891616596512328212
19901066046682147174
1991764036622240138
19921337261743638207
199385602541356126
19941226854703832192
199533021776141220
199624213302130172326
19977246261567878228
19987234381448955216
19997347261349044207
200013686501327854268
2001186121651469353332
2002173117561398950312
20031561015514910346305
200411289231157441227
2004(124)947222896227183
2005(125)65569775126142




n/a=Not available.
(121)Updated on 14 October 2005.
(122)Beatings.
(123)Attribution is as perceived by PSNI based on the information available and does not necessarily indicate the involvement of a paramilitary organisation.
(124)To 30 September 2004.
(125)To 30 September 2005.



 
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