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Mr. Woodward: As I announced on 6 June 2005, the Hamill report will be taken forward in the context of developing a Strategic Development Plan for the Northern Ireland Prison Service. The subsequent Blueprint programme encompasses the Hamill report in seeking to modernise and develop the Service. The programme is being project managed in six separate but interlinked strands.
Much work is nearing completion on the first four strands including assessments of population projections and prisoner needs, the development of the estate, alternative approaches to contestability and options for court escorting. Where appropriate, proposals will be published for comment or consultation during the spring.
Strand 6 covers a variety of separate improvement and efficiency projects, the full implementation of which will span a longer timescale. I have however already announced last autumn, the transfer to DHSSPS by 1 April 2007 of responsibility for prisoner healthcare.
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Mr. Woodward: The Chairman of the Independent International Commission for Decommissioning (IICD), General John de Chastelain, announced on 25 September 2005, that it had witnessed full and final decommissioning by the PIRA of arms and weaponry.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people under the age of 16 have (a) been murdered and (b) received a punishment beating in Northern Ireland for each of the last eight years. 
|Persons under the age of 16|
|Murders||Casualties as a result of paramilitary style assaults|
Mr. Woodward: There have been significant changes in PIRA activity, including in the area of criminality, since the July statement. However, there are complex assessments to be made to distinguish between criminality by individual PIRA members for their own gain and criminality carried out by PIRA members which is authorised by the organisation.
It is the job of the Independent Monitoring Commission to comment on these issues and to consider whether PIRA have met the commitments they have made to end all activity, including involvement in organised crime. I look forward to receiving the Commission's forthcoming report, and successive reports, to assess progress in this area.
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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate the police has made of the number of (a) people smuggled illegally into Northern Ireland and (b) females brought into Northern Ireland to work as prostitutes in each of the last five years. 
(a) It is not possible to state with accuracy the number of people smuggled illegally into Northern Ireland over each of the last five years. The nature of facilitation is such that many of those who have been facilitated may state if encountered that they entered by themselves on a false passport or stowed away without assistance, or similar response. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary it is often not possible to disprove the subject's claimed method of entry.
(b) The Police Service of Northern Ireland has conducted a number of inquiries into suggestions of people-trafficking to Northern Ireland for the purposes of prostitution. There is presently no evidence to suggest that this is taking place in Northern Ireland. The Police Service of Northern Ireland is acutely aware of the problems experienced in other jurisdictions and they continue to monitor the situation closely.
(2) whether it is essential for a trainee police officer (a) to pass a competence test and (b) to achieve competency in drill as a prerequisite for successfully completing foundation training; 
(4) how many trainee police officers in each intake in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005 reported injuries as a result of performing drill; how many were forced to interrupt their initial training as a result; and for how long each was absent on sick leave. 
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of the standard fare for the train journey between Coleraine and (a) Belfast and (b) Londonderry in each of the last five years. 
|As at January||£|
|As at January||£|
Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many motorists have been caught speeding by mobile speed cameras in each of Northern Ireland's parliamentary constituencies over the past 24 months. 
Mr. Woodward: The Police Service of Northern Ireland do not record statistics by parliamentary constituency, but by District Command Unit. The table below shows the number of Fixed Penalty Notices and Conditional Offers issued by PSNI following the use of mobile safety cameras during the period 200405.
|Belfast East DCU||864||643|
|Belfast North DCU||104||81|
|Belfast South DCU||257||538|
|Belfast West DCU||8||38|
|Newry and Mourne DCU||1,601||1,288|
|North Down DCU||1,513||680|
|DCU not recorded||3||0|
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