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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2006, to question 39669, on bovine tuberculosis, what compensation package is available for farmers who have cattle diagnosed as positive when tested for bovine
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tuberculosis; and what impact this has on their ability to move cattle (a) within the country, (b) to the mainland and (c) to the Republic of Ireland. 
Angela E. Smith: Under the Tuberculosis Control Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 (as amended), where the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) causes an animal to be slaughtered as a reactor the compensation payable by DARD for the animal is the market value of the animal. The market value is defined by the legislation as the price which might reasonably have been obtained for it at the time of valuation from a purchaser in the market if it had been free from disease.
In relation to the impact on movement of cattle, where TB is identified in a herd in Northern Ireland the movement of animals out of the herd is prohibited except to slaughter. Also, subject to the veterinary assessment the movement of animals onto the farm may be prohibited.
In accordance with the relevant EU rules (Council Directive 64/432/EEC), only cattle from officially TB free herds can be exported to the Republic of Ireland, and other member states. However, at present, live cattle cannot be exported from the UK due to BSE restrictions.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many specialist staff are available for the treatment of bulimia and anorexia in Northern Ireland; what facilities are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woodward: Community-based specialist eating disorders teams, which will be managed within a regional care network, are currently being established in South and East Belfast Health and Social Services (HSS) Trust, Causeway HSS Trust, Craigavon HSS Trust and Foyle HSS Trust. Nine appointments have been made and it is expected that the remaining 11 will be made by end of May.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of jobs in (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body, (ii) executive agency and (iii) public body for which his Department is responsible are located in (A) each English region, (B) Northern Ireland and (C) overseas. 
|Core and legal staff||Number of staff||Northern Ireland||London||Northern Ireland percentage||London percentage|
|Public Prosecution Service||348||348||0||100||0|
|Crown Solicitor's Office||74||74||0||100||0|
|Name||Number of staff.||Northern Ireland||London||Northern Ireland Percentage||London Percentage|
|Equality Commission for NI||143||143||0||100||0|
|Criminal Justice Inspection NI||15||15||0||100||0|
|Office of the Justice Oversight Commissioner||3||3||0||100||0|
|NI Human Rights Commission||16||16||0||100||0|
|NI Memorial Fund||3||3||0||100||0|
|NI Policing Board||51||51||0||100||0|
|RUC George Cross Foundation||2||2||0||100||0|
|Office of the Policing Oversight Commissioner||4||4||0||100||0|
|Office of the Police Ombudsman||128||128||0||0||0|
|Probation Board for NI||294||294||0||100||0|
|Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Panel for NI||7||7||0||100||0|
|Boundary Commission for NI||3||3||0||100||0|
|Independent Assessor of Military Complaints Procedures||1||1||0||100||0|
|Independent Commissioner for Detained Terrorist Suspects||1||1||0||100||0|
|Parades Commission for NI||12||12||0||100||0|
|Name||Number of staff||Northern Ireland||London||Northern Ireland Percentage||London Percentage|
|Forensic Science NI||181||181||0||100||0|
|Youth Justice Agency||70||70||0||100||0|
|Northern Ireland Prison Staff (Prison Grades)||1627.5||1627.5||0||100||0|
|Northern Ireland Prison Staff (Caterers, cleaners etc)||70.5||70.5||0||100||0|
|Northern Ireland Prison Staff (Administration Staff)||350||350||0||100||0|
|Name||Number of staff||Northern Ireland||London||Northern Ireland percentage||London percentage|
|Chief Electoral Office||46||46||0||100||0|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much revenue was collected through fines incurred by (a) parking in a disabled person's parking space and (b) the wrongful use of a disabled person's badge in Northern Ireland in 200405. 
|Type of offence||2004||2005|
|Illegal parking in a disabled person's bay||53,520.00||52,770.00|
|Wrongful use of a disabled person's badge||270.00||330.00|
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will reinstate the Executive Programme funds which were abolished by the Direct Rule administration in 2002; and if he will make a statement. 
An Enforcement Order, requiring the removal of the unauthorised wall, was served on 2 August 2005. The applicant lodged an appeal against the enforcement notice, and the Planning Appeals Commission is expected to set a date for the hearing in due course.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the waiting time was for hip replacements in each health board area in Northern Ireland on the last date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woodward: The number of patients waiting for a hip replacement in each Health and Social Services Board area in Northern Ireland at 31 December 2005 by length of time waiting is shown in the following table:
|Less than 6 months||612 months||1217 months||Total|
In July I announced a target to ensure that no-one is waiting more than nine months for hip replacement surgery by March 2006. The Department of Health is working very closely with Trusts to ensure that this target is achieved through further increases in hospital activity and use of the independent sector.
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