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Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) paid for and (b) free prescriptions were issued in each health board area in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years. 
Based upon sample analyses, it is estimated that at the NI level a further 5 per cent. of prescription items are covered by pre-payment certificates (PPCs), which allow
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the patient to obtain as many prescription items as necessary during the four or 12 month validity of the certificate for a set fee.
(b) It is estimated that at the NI level about 89 per cent. of health service prescription items are dispensed free of charge to patients. As this is an estimate these figures could not be presented by board in the following table. Therefore, the table only shows items which the patient did not pay the prescription charge (£6.40 in 200405) directly to the pharmacist. A further estimated 5 per cent. of all items are covered by pre-payment certificates previously purchased by the patient.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost has been in each prison in Northern Ireland in the last five years of providing (a) educational facilities, (b) dental services, (c) medical services, including costs involved in transporting inmates to and from hospital, (d) clothing and (e) food; and if he will make a statement. 
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Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Government has commissioned an economic assessment of the impact on the North West of Northern Ireland of (a) closing Magilligan Prison and (b) the potential alternatives for the site. 
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many public bodies in Northern Ireland have paid travel and subsistence expenses in the past five years for non-executive directors and board members who live outside the UK and Ireland. 
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State forNorthern Ireland what assessment has been made by his Department of the medical effects of smoking by pregnant women on the health of an unborn child. 
Mr. Woodward: Smoking is a critical women's health issue for both mother and child. Smoking in pregnancy is associated with many problems both for the foetus and newly born baby, including miscarriage, placenta damage, pre-term delivery, low birthweight, perinatal death and sudden infant death syndrome.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether Translink takes into account pupils not using bus services as a result of their participation in extra-curricular activities when determining the number of bus journeys undertaken by children qualifying for the free school transport system in an academic year for the purposes of calculating the amount to be charged to the education and library boards in Northern Ireland for the service. 
Translink does not take account of pupils attending extra-curricular activities when calculating the cost of a sessional ticket, as it is assumed that such pupils will use their sessional ticket to travel home on a later service. Pupils can use their sessional tickets on Translink services until 18.30 hours on any given school day. A sessional ticket cost is, therefore, calculated on the basis that pupils will avail of the Translink service both to and from home on each school day.
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Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many non-resident parents in Scotland are paying the £5 flat rate of child support per week in the latest period for which figures are available; and in how many cases these payments are being deducted from social security payments by the Child Support Agency; 
(2) how many Scottish Child Support Agency claims operating under the old scheme of calculation due to transfer to the new scheme, but where the transfer had not yet taken place, there were in each month since March 2003; 
(4) what his estimate is of the number of non-resident parents for Scottish Child Support Agency claims who (a) make maintenance payments under the Child Support Agency (CSA) rules, (b) cannot be traced to pay under the CSA, (c) are assessed to have a zero liability due to low income, (d) are assessed to make payments but do not do so regularly, (e) have made alternative maintenance arrangements outside the CSA and (f) make no payments and are not referred to the CSA; 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Workand Pensions what the (a) latest accuracy rates and (b) accuracy targets are for (i) new and (ii) old Child Support Agency cases; and if he will make a statement. 
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) latest accuracy rates and (b) accuracy targets are for (i)new and (ii) old Child Support Agency cases; and if he will make a statement.
|Performance at September 2005|
|New scheme accuracy||90||83|
|Old scheme accuracy||82||80|
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