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Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of whether the four main European Union initiatives associated with Northern Ireland are going to meet their N+2 targets for 2005. 
Angela E. Smith: Both the INTERREG IIIA Ireland/Northern Ireland cross border programme and the LEADER+programme have already incurred sufficient expenditure to meet their 2005 N+2 targets. Forecast expenditure for the EQUAL and URBAN II programmes indicate that these too should be able to meet their 2005 N+2 targets, but with very narrow margins.
Mr. Hanson: Housing associations assumed responsibility for the delivery of social housing from the Housing Executive in 1998. This answer therefore includes both housing association and Housing Executive completions.
The Housing Executive does not maintain its records by constituency and a full response by constituency is therefore not possible. However, a composite response can be given in respect of the Banbridge and Craigavon council areas, which straddle the Upper Bann constituency, but only for the last seven years. Further information can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Housing Executive dwellings are scheduled to be built in each council area in Northern Ireland over the next 10 years. 
Mr. Hanson: Housing Associations assumed responsibility for the delivery of social housing from the Housing Executive in 1998. This answer therefore refers to Housing Association planned starts. The social housing development programme operates on a five-year time frame and is rolled forward each year to take account of changing needs and priorities. A 10-year projection is therefore not available.
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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the level of use of hand gels by (a) members of hospital staff and (b) visitors to hospitals in Northern Ireland for the purposes of infection control. 
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the response of 13 October 2005, Official Report, column 598W, on interpreting services, what the plans are for the provision and monitoring of interpreting services within the local health service. 
Mr. Woodward: The Department plans to publish a consultation document during the first quarter of 2006, to invite views on possible arrangements for the future of interpreting services for HPSS service users and those who deliver the services. In the interim the Department has written to the Eastern Health and Social Services Board offering continuation funding for the existing Regional Interpreting Service.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost of implementing an Irish language policy has been to each Government Department in the Province since the policy was introduced. 
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1630W, if he has provided Mr. MacEntee with all the information he has requested. 
Mr. Hain: Mr. MacEntee made a general request for information held by the British Government which is relevant to his terms of reference. The British Government have given Mr. MacEntee all the information that they have identified as being relevant to his terms of reference. We have also provided him with further additional information which he has requested and are currently engaged in correspondence with him with a view to providing further assistance to his Commission of Investigation.
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1630W, on the Barron Inquiry, whether the further information provided to Mr. MacEntee included information on (a) a white van with a UK registration plate and (b) the location of British Services personnel at the time of the bombings. 
i. information that a white van, with an English registration plate, was parked outside the Department of Posts and Telegraphs in Portland Row and was later seen parked in the deep sea area of the B & I ferry port in Dublin, and the subsequent contact made with a British Army officer on a ferry boat leaving that port;
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2005, Official Report, column 1630W, on the Barron inquiry, to what the further information provided to Mr. MacEntee relates. 
Mr. Hain: The Commission of Investigation into the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings of 1974 under Patrick MacEntee is required, in general, to be carried out in private. The material which the British Government provided to Mr. MacEntee was given to him in confidence.
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