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Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of pupils making A-level entries in Northern Ireland obtained passes at (a) grade A level and (b) grades A and B level in each of the last 20 years. 
|Entries achieving pass at:|
|Academic year||Grade A||Grades A-B|
Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children are living in poverty in Northern Ireland in each constituency; and what the equivalent figures were in each of the past five years. 
Angela E. Smith: Information is not available for the period requested as the data source households below average income was introduced to Northern Ireland in 200203 whereas in GB the survey was introduced in 199495. Also to enable estimates for individual Northern Ireland constituencies as requested, it was necessary to combine data for years 200203 and 200304. The following table shows the numbers and percentages of children living in relative income poverty before housing costs and after housing costs across parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland for that period.
|Before housing costs||After housing costs|
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||7,100||22||9,500||30|
|Newry and Armagh||4,500||20||5,600||25|
Angela E. Smith: The Department of Education, along with the Education and Library Boards and other school authorities, are already in the process of introducing many of the measures contained in the proposed Children's Food Bill.
New Nutritional Standards for school meals are presently being rolled-out to all schools in Northern Ireland. Around 500 schools are operating the standards at present and the remaining schools will be included as soon as possible. Additional funding has been provided to support the initiative which will address not only school meals but will also include other areas of food provision in schools such as tuck shops and vending machines. The Department will shortly be consulting on the timetable for introducing these changes.
In addition, from the 200607 school year the Education and Training Inspectorate will be evaluating the nutritional quality of meals in schools. It will also be examining schools' general approaches to promoting healthy eating.
Health education is a compulsory element of the curriculum for all pupils. It provides opportunities to learn about a healthy diet and to know and understand the contribution of food to growth, energy and health.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken by the Civil Service to address the under-representation of Protestants in the general service grades of the Civil Service in 2005. 
The Northern Ireland Civil Service has been aware that Protestants have been under-represented in applications for certain general service grades since 2002 when it last carried out a review as required under Article 55 of the Fair Employment and Treatment (NI) Order 1998. Since that time job advertisements for administrative assistant and administrative officer have carried messages particularly welcoming applications from the Protestant community. Appointments continue to be made strictly on merit from those who apply.
The Service's Article 55 review is currently in train and will examine the latest available figures. I expect to be in a position to provide this report to hon. Members in Northern Ireland later in the spring.
Mr. Woodward: There are no central plans to increase the number of cognitive therapists. The recruitment of staff, including cognitive therapists, is a matter for individual health and social services trusts taking into account factors such as service needs and available resources.
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