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Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria are used by Invest Northern Ireland to assess whether a grant application by (a) a large company and (b) a small or medium-sized enterprise is eligible for funding. 
|Employers not complying|
|200506 (to 30 November 2005)||101|
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he plans to publish the Golfing
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Strategy for Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith:
Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) commissioned a Golf Strategy for autumn 2005. Consultation is currently under way. Workshops and seminars were held with key stakeholders in October and November. The Draft Strategy is available from www.nitb.com. The final strategy is due to be released in early 2006.
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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what nominations are expected to be made to non-departmental public bodies in Northern Ireland within the next six months. 
Angela E. Smith: In the next six months the Northern Ireland Administration and the Northern Ireland Office intend to invite nominations to some board positions on the non-departmental public bodies listed in the following table.
|Name of public body||Name of nominating bodies|
|Eastern Health and Social Services Council||Belfast City Council|
|Lisburn City Council|
|Laganside Corporation||Belfast Harbour Commissioners|
|Pig Production Development Committee||Ulster Farmers' Union|
|Drainage Council||District Councils|
|Staff Commission for Education and Library Boards||Association of NI Education and Library Boards|
|Association of Chief Librarians|
|Association of Chief Executives|
|Belfast Education and Library Board||Presbyterian Church|
|Northern Ireland Policing Board||Political partiesselected in proportion to the 2003 election results using the|
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many treatment-related complaints have been made to the Northern Ireland Ombudsman by people suffering from (a) mental health-related illnesses and (b) general medical health-related illnesses in each health board area in Northern Ireland in the last five years; and how many and what percentage of those complaints have been upheld by the Ombudsman, broken down by health board area. 
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list secondments from Fujitsu Services to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in the last five years; what the (a) commencement and (b) completion date was in each case; and what the nature of the work undertaken was in each case. 
Angela E. Smith: During the last five years, two individuals were seconded from Fujitsu to the eGovernment Unit (formerly known as the Central Information Technology Unit of Northern Ireland) within the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
The secondment arrangement commenced on 15 August 2005 and is ongoing, although responsibility for the eGovernment Unit transferred to the Department of Finance and Personnel on 1 December 2005. The nature of the work is to assist with a number of projects designed to improve NI citizens' access to electronic information.
|Queen's University Belfast||936|
|University of Ulster||617|
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the merits of providing a scheme which will ensure that newly trained teachers in the Province can have a guaranteed full year of teaching after completing their training. 
Angela E. Smith: The Department of Education and the Department for Employment and Learning have been carrying out a joint review of teacher education in Northern Ireland. Arising from that review, the Departments will be considering a number of options to provide greater continuity in professional development for teachers. This will also address the need for newly qualified teachers to have greater stability in employment during their early years of teaching.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board regarding the promotion and development of the tourism potential on the North Coast. 
Angela E. Smith: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is updated regularly regarding the promotion and development of the tourism potential on the North Coast through the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment and the relevant Minister.
The development and promotion of the tourism potential on the North Coast is determined by the Strategic Framework for Action and the Causeway Coast and Glens Tourism Masterplan. A key recommendation is the implementation of the Causeway Coastal Route which will promote the tourism product on the North Coast. The Causeway Coastal Route has been identified as a primary promotional message to attract visitors to Northern Ireland and has been included in all marketing initiatives for 2006 including:
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board is committed to working with strategic partners and tourism providers to develop an internationally competitive and sustainable tourism product on the North Coast.
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