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Statutory Instruments

John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the statutory instruments introduced by his Department since 6 May 2005. [46203]

Mr. Hain: The information requested is as follows:
Statutory Instruments

The Northern Ireland Office
ReferenceTitle
2005
No 109
The Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Commencement No. 8) Order 2005 (No. 109)
May 2005
No 203
The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Retrial for Serious Offences) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (No. 203)
2005
No 242
The Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (Commencement No 2) Order 2005
2005
No 243
The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2005 (No. 243)
May 2005
No 281
The Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Commencement No 9 and Transitional provisions) Order 2005
2005
No 282
The Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2004 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2005
2005
No. 382
The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (Commencement No. l) Order 2005
2005
No. 432
The Probation Board for Northern Ireland Victim Information Scheme 2005
July 2005
No 1966
(NI 16)
The Firearms (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
July 2005
No 1969
The Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2005
August 2005
No 239
The Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2005 (No. 239)
August 2005
No 341
Police Service of Northern Ireland (Complaints etc) (Amendment) Regulations 2005
September 2005
No 2558
Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2005
December 2005
No 504
The Prisoner Victim Information (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Scheme 2005
January 2006
No 547
Police Service of Northern Ireland Regulations

 
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The Northern Ireland Departments (Northern Ireland Administration)

DateTitle
7 June 2005Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland ) Order 2005
7 June 2005Drainage (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
7 June 2005Company Directors Disqualification (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
7 June 2005Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
19 July 2005Unauthorised Encampments (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
19 July 2005Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
19 July 2005Colleges of Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
19 July 2005Traffic Management (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
19 July 2005Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
19 July 2005Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
14 December 2005Legal Aid (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
14 December 2005Employment ( Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005


Draft Orders in Council laid (or about to be laid) but not yet made

DateTitle
21 November 2005Safety at Sports Grounds (Northern Ireland) Order
14 November 2005Industrial and Provident Societies (Northern Ireland) Order
7 December 2005Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order
23 January 2006Stormont Estate (Northern Ireland) Order
About to be laidRates (Capital Values etc) (Northern Ireland) Order
About to be laidBudget (Northern Ireland) Order

Suspicious Deaths

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many suspicious deaths have occurred in Northern Ireland over each of the last seven years; and in how many such cases nobody has been found guilty. [43753]

Mr. Woodward: The Police Service of Northern Ireland have advised that their interpretation of 'suspicious death' is murder and manslaughter. I would refer the hon. Member to the Chief Constable's Annual Reports, which contain statistics for these offences along with details of clearance rates. These reports are available on the PSNI website www.psni.police.uk

Waiting Times

Dr. McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what initiatives have been introduced to reduce waiting times for out-patient appointments across health and personal social services. [46345]


 
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Mr. Woodward: I recently announced a total redesign of the way in which out-patient services are delivered to ensure that, by March 2008, no patient will be waiting more than 13 weeks for their out-patient appointment following referral by their GP.

Central to this will be the development of a new range of clinical assessment and diagnostic services—Integrated Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services (ICATS), provided in a variety of primary and secondary care settings. This will ensure that all patients are seen quickly by the most appropriate healthcare professional and will include a range of assessment, treatment, diagnostic and advisory services. A new Electronic Referrals Management System is being established to support ICATS and to ensure that patients have a central point of contact and will be informed of the next step in their treatment within five days of being referred by a GP.

The way in which out-patient waiting lists are managed and monitored is also being improved. Partial booking systems are already being implemented in all
 
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out-patient specialties and Out-patient Improvement Managers are being put in place in all trusts to ensure that services are more responsive to patients' needs.

Water Supply

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many households in Northern Ireland are not connected to the mains water supply, broken down by constituency. [45482]

Mr. Woodward: The Chief Executive of Water Service (Mrs. Katharine Bryan) has been asked to write to the hon. Gentleman in response to this question.

Letter from Mrs. Katharine Bryan, dated 30 January 2006:

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the cost of completing the connection of all households in Northern Ireland to the mains water supply. [45483]


 
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Mr. Woodward: The Chief Executive of Water Service (Mrs. Katharine Bryan) has been asked to write to the hon. Gentleman in response to this question.

Letter from Mrs. Katharine Bryan, dated 30 January 2006:


 
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