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Mr. Woodward: Information provided by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is given as follows. This relates solely to full-time firefighters. Information is not available for retained firefighters.
|April to March||Number|
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State forNorthern Ireland how many Freedom of Information applications his Department has received; how many have taken more than 20 days to process; and how many of these gave rise to complaints about the time taken. 
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 have been received by each of the Northern Ireland Government Departments in 2005. 
Angela E. Smith: Since the Freedom of Information Act 2000 came fully into operation on 1 January 2005, the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister has published statistics on the performance of the 11 Northern Ireland Departments on a quarterly basis. Similarly, figures for the Northern Ireland Office are included in the Department for Constitutional Affairs quarterly update for Whitehall Departments. The total number of requests received by each Department between 1 January 2005 and 30 June 2005 are set out in the following table. The table also notes the number of requests that took more than 20 days to process. Figures for the third quarter, 1 July 2005 to 30 September 2005, should be available towards the end of the year. Only two Departments have received complaints referring to the time taken to process a request. The Department for Regional Development has received one complaint, while the Department of the Environment has received three.
|Department||Number of requests received(28)||Number of requests where 20 working day deadline was extended(29)||Number of other requests where the 20 working day deadline was exceeded|
|Agriculture and Rural Development||131||3||7|
|Culture, Arts and Leisure||(30)548||3||22|
|Employment and Learning||51||2||1|
|Enterprise, Trade and Investment||35||4||2|
|Finance and Personnel||212||8||2|
|Health, Social Services and Public Safety||65||2||0|
|Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister||48||3||2|
|Northern Ireland Office||110||18||20|
|October to September each year||Number of new registrations|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what assessment he has made of the merits of employing fully trained lifeguards along beaches and publicly used coastline in Northern Ireland; 
However, I am aware that both Down district council and Newry and Mourne district council now have trained beach lifeguards stationed at Tyrella and Cranfield beaches respectively. In addition, I welcome the work being undertaken by Limavady, Coleraine, and Moyle councils and the National Trust to improve safety on their public beaches along the North Coast, by working in conjunction with a range of agencies including the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents; the Royal National Lifeboat Association; the Coastguard; the Ambulance Service for Northern Ireland; and the Royal Life Saving Society.
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Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prosecutions there have been against people found putting graffiti on property in each of the last five years in (a) East Belfast and (b) Castlereagh. 
Mr. Hanson: Prosecution data for the specific act of putting graffiti on property cannot be separately identified. The figures shown in table 1 include prosecutions for the offences of criminal damage, possessing an article with intent to damage property, and malicious damage. The geographical breakdown is based on offenders addresses that fall within the PSNI District Command Units of East Belfast and Castlereagh. Such a breakdown is not available for 1999.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many houses have been built in (a) Belfast East, (b) Belfast North, (c) Belfast South and (d) Belfast West in each year since 1980. 
Angela E. Smith: Accurate data to answer the question are not readily available. However, the Annual Housing Land Availability Monitor prepared by DOE, Planning Service provides information from 1998 on the annual amount of residential units built in Belfast city council area set out as follows. Castlereagh and Newtownabbey council areas are also included for information.
|District council area||1998 to 1999||1999 to 2000||2000 to 2001||2001 to 2002||2002 to 2003||2003 to 2004||Total|
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many social housing schemes are planned in each council area in the Province, over the next three years; and if he will make a statement. 
The programme is reviewed each December to take account of new priorities. The planned programme for 200506 is reasonably firm but some adjustments will be
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made to the latter two years to take account of slippage and reassessed priorities. This may result in increases in some council areas and reductions in others.
|Newry and Mourne||3||27||6||55||2||24|
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