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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many dedicated qualified conservation area officers are employed by the Northern Ireland Planning Service; and how many of those are (a) members of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and (b) not members but eligible for membership; 
Angela E. Smith: There are seven dedicated planning officers who provide advice on conservation area matters. Two officers are members of the Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation. One officer is eligible but not a member. One officer is currently training and will become eligible.
Angela E. Smith: The level of attainment at GCSE continues to improve and young people are increasingly better motivated and prepared for examinations. The regulatory bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland work closely with all the awarding bodies on the accreditation and marking of public examinations to ensure that standards are maintained. In Northern Ireland, the marking of exam scripts is subject to extensive moderation by CCEA, whose standards are independently assessed by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list recipients of consultancy fees paid by each Government Department in the Province over each of the last three years. 
Angela E. Smith: A list of the recipients of consultancy fees paid by each of the 11 Departments of the Northern Ireland Administration and the Northern Ireland Office (excluding Agencies and non-departmental public bodies) has been placed in the Library.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) consultants and (b) special advisers were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of each was in each year; and if he will make a statement. 
|Competition and Purchasing||34,654|
|Finance and Accountancy||47,918|
|Organisation and Planning||26,273|
|Competition and Purchasing||40,913|
|Finance and Accountancy||134,162|
|Information and Control Systems||12,175|
|Organisation and Planning||3,534|
|Competition and Purchasing||3,653|
|Finance and Accountancy||71,724|
|Information and Control Systems||1,764|
|Competition and Purchasing||1,159|
|Finance and Accountancy||23,915|
|Organisation and Planning||13,314|
Since 2003, the Government have published on an annual basis the names and overall cost of special advisers and the number in each pay band. For the most recent information I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister on 21 July 2005, Official Report, 158162WS. Information on the numbers of special advisers prior to 2003 was provided at regular intervals and this information will be available in the Library of the House.
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the real terms percentage increase in allocated resources for his Department (a) was for the period 199798 to 200405 and (b) is estimated to be between 200506 and 200708 (i) for each period and (ii) for each year. 
Mr. Woodward: The following information refers to the Northern Ireland Office (including its Agencies and NDPBs). It does not include information for the 11 Departments of the Northern Ireland Administration.
|Real time allocated resources in||Real terms percentage increase/decrease|
|Period/year||200405 prices (£)||(i) for each period||(ii) for each year|
|(a) 199798 to 200405|
|(b) 200506 to 200708|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many teachers who specialise in drug awareness and prevention are employed in schools in each education board in Northern Ireland. 
Angela E. Smith: Drugs education is delivered in schools as part of a wider programme of Personal, Social and Health Education. As recommended by departmental guidance, all schools have a designated teacher for drugs education. Drugs awareness training is available to all teachers and every post-primary school, and many primary schools, have at least one teacher who has received it.
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