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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the distribution of the review of abortion service guidelines has been among health care professionals in Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Woodward: The development of abortion guidelines is a complex task that needs to be taken forward with sensitivity given the divergence of opinion and strength of feeling about this particular issue.
Work on developing guidance is already under way and it is the intention to have draft guidance developed by May of next year. At this stage, no decisions about the distribution of guidelines have been taken.
Mr. Hanson: The Air Route Development Fund established by the Government to encourage the development of more air routes to Northern Ireland is fully committed and any decision on the future financing of the fund must await the outcome of the public consultation on the draft 2005 Budget.
In the meantime, ARD Ltd., the company with responsibility for the administration of the fund is maintaining close contact with the airport authorities and the airlines to ensure that we keep abreast of their plans.
Angela E. Smith: The following table gives the number of deaths registered in Northern Ireland in each year between 2000 and 2004 where the underlying cause of death indicated a condition directly related to alcohol.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many ambulance officers in Northern Ireland have reported sick with a stress related illness in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Woodward: The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has advised that recording of attacks on firelighters commenced in September 2001. Figures for attacks by fire and rescue service district for each calendar year available are as follows:
Mr. Peter Robinson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have given blood in
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each region of Northern Ireland in each year since 2000; and how many units of blood were given in each region in each year. 
Mr. Woodward: The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS) is a regional service that collects blood donations from a range of communities. These include: the public in general (74 per cent. of all donations); sessions in the workplace (8 per cent.); schoolsfrom 17 and 18-year-olds (1 per cent.); colleges and universities (2 per cent.); hospital settings (4 per cent.); and from NIBTS HQ (6.5 per cent.) and the agency's shared facilities at College Street, Belfast (4 per cent.). Data are not collected on any other 'regional' basis within Northern Ireland.
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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the impact on (a) jobs in Northern Ireland and (b) the economy in Northern Ireland of the Government's business rates proposals. 
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new business start-ups there were in each of the last five years in (a) East Belfast, (b) North Belfast, (c) South Belfast and (d) West Belfast. 
Mr. Hanson: The following table presents the number of new business start-ups offered assistance by Invest NI during each of the last 3½ years, analysed by Belfast parliamentary constituency. The information is not available for the financial years prior to April 2002, since the data used to record most of this activity did not capture the detail required to report at constituency level.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department is taking to promote (a) knowledge of and (b) interest in parliamentary government in schools in Northern Ireland. 
Angela E. Smith: Citizenship is one of the key themes of the revised Northern Ireland curriculum and will introduce pupils to parliamentary democracy. Legislation will be in place by September 2006 but Citizenship is already being piloted in over two-thirds of post-primary schools. Feedback has indicated that young people have enjoyed these lessons.
The Department of Education also provides a copy of the Northern Ireland edition of the Young Citizens Passport to all year 11 pupils. The booklet is a valuable source of information to young people and covers topics such as Parliament and The NI Assembly.
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