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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints of (a) physical abuse and (b) sexual abuse were forwarded to the police by (i) Roman Catholic Diocesan officials and (ii) schools in the maintained sector in Northern Ireland in each year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Woodward: The Police Service of Northern Ireland do not hold this information on a central record. To obtain such details would require a manual trawl of crime files which would be at disproportionate cost.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many secondary school teachers in Northern Ireland have (a) a first class degree, (b) a 2:1 degree, (c) a 2:2 degree, (d) a third class degree and (e) no degree. 
Angela E. Smith: The number of current teachers in secondary schools in Northern Ireland who have (a) a first class degree, (b) a 2:1 degree, (c) a 2:2 degree, (d) a third class degree and (e) no degree are as follows:
|First class degree||179||23||202|
|Third class degree||160||8||168|
|First class degree||320|
|Third class degree||268|
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to ensure a fair representation from the Omagh area in filling vacancies within the Board of Sperrin Lakeland Trust. 
Mr. Woodward: Appointments to the board of Sperrin Lakeland Health and Social Services Trust will be made in accordance with the Department's appointment procedures, which are governed by the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.
I have the ultimate responsibility for these appointments which will be based solely on merit. Non-executive directors are not appointed to represent any particular interest or group but because of the personal skills and experience they possess which will assist the running of the trust.
(b) The standard departmental public appointments selection process, which is consistent with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland, is underway to fill the non-executive director vacancies. The outcome is expected in the near future.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are on the public appointments list to be considered for vacancies on the Board of Sperrin Lakeland Trust; and when he expects the vacancies within the Board of Sperrin Lakeland Trust to be filled. 
Mr. Woodward: The Department advertises appointment opportunities widely and has established a database of potential candidates, who have been assessed as suitable to be considered for a range of appointments. Two-hundred and twelve candidates were contacted about the vacancies on the board of Sperrin Lakeland Trust. Interviews took place on 28 November and 5 and 6 December 2005 and a decision will be made in the near future.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how often the group of deputy secretaries known as the sustainable development champions within the Department of the Environment met in each of the past 12 months; and if he will list the
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occasions on which the Permanent Secretary of the Department of the Environment chaired such a meeting. 
Angela E. Smith: A Sustainable Development Champion has been nominated from each of the 11 departments within the Northern Ireland Civil Service. A meeting of the champions as a group was held on 7 June 2005 shortly after their nominations were finalised. The Permanent Secretary of the Department of the Environment chaired the meeting on 7 June 2005 and also chaired bilateral meetings with Champions on 2 and 4 August 2005 and the 8 and 13 of September 2005.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the (a) correspondence, (b) meetings and (c) discussions he has had with those (i)against and (ii) in favour of his plans for acute services and accident and emergency at the Tyrone County Hospital; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woodward: In recent months there have been a large number of meetings with local communities and their representatives in relation to the future provision of acute services in the Sperrin Lakeland area. These meetings are ongoing.
A significant volume of written comment has been received in response to the proposals set out in the consultation document. This also must be set in the context of three years of consultation about services across Northern Ireland and including Sperrin Lakeland. My officials are now collating and analysing those recent comments for consideration and the Department will publish a summary of the responses received in the near future.
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