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In addition, Invest NI also engages a varying number of contracted staff in its overseas offices and in Northern Ireland to deliver specific programmes. At 31 January 2006 these numbered 34, 14 of whom were based in offices outside Northern Ireland. The costs of these staff are met from the funds of the specific programmes they are engaged to deliver.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total amount of credit lost to
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the Police Service of Northern Ireland through failure to pay invoices within the stated deadline was in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Woodward: The PSNI is committed to the prompt payment of bills for goods and services received in accordance with the Government's Better Payments Practice Code and British Standard BS 7890 Achieving Good Payment Performance in commercial Transactions".
Mr. Woodward: The Government have made clear that no levels of criminality are acceptable. There is a difficult but important distinction to be made between organised and localised IRA criminality. The issue is whether the IRA is living up to the commitments the organisation made last summer. The latest report from the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) shows that there have been significant changes in criminal activity associated with IRA. The IMC keeps the issue of ongoing criminality under careful review and its next report is due in April.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Irish medium education officers are employed through (a) the education and library boards in Northern Ireland, (b) the Department of Education and (c) the Department of Employment and Learning. 
Angela E. Smith: The information provided in the table is in respect of Irish medium education officers employed in each of the five education and library boards (ELBs), the Department of Education, the Department for Employment and Learning and Comhairle na Gaelscola-"ochta, the Council for Irish-medium Education.
|Body||Number of IM officers||Explanation|
|Department of Education (DE)||1||Specialist Inspector of Irish employed by the Education and Training Inspectorate, which provides inspection services for both DE and DEL|
|Department for Employment and Learning (DEL)||(99)0||G21|
|BELB||1||1 Irish medium Adviser for all 5 ELBs(100)|
|WELB||1||1 Irish medium Advisory Teacher (Literacy)(100)|
|Comhairle na Gaelscola-"ochta||1||Irish medium Education Officer(100)|
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the Department for Employment and Learning's budget for training and access to employment for people with learning disabilities in each of the last five years; and how much was spent from this budget in each year. 
Angela E. Smith: The Department for Employment and Learning provides training and access to employment for people with a range of disabilities. However, funding is not targeted at particular disability categories, such as people with a learning disability. Hence, it is not possible to identify a specific annual budget allocated to assist people with learning disabilities.
The funding is provided through the Disablement Advisory Service (DAS), Jobskills (Access strand), and three programmes funded by the European Union, namely Building Sustainable Prosperity, Peace II and the EQUAL Community Initiative.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average daily number of vehicles using the M2 Motorway Citybound was between (a) the Toome Bypass and the A26 junction, (b) the A26 junction and the Sandyknowes junction and (c) Sandyknowes junction and Belfast in the latest period for which figures are available. 
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question regarding what the average daily number of vehicles using the M2 Motorway Citybound was between (a) the Toome Bypass and the A26 junction, (b) the A26 junction and the Sandyknowes junction and (c) Sandyknowes junction and Belfast in the latest period for which figures are available.
By way of background, I should explain that Roads Service collects traffic volume data by means of 270 automatic census points strategically located throughout the Northern Ireland road network. The information is recorded for one week in each quarter during the year and an annual average calculated. The results are published in Roads Service's annual Traffic and Travel Information Report, which presents the traffic volumes in a variety of formats for each site.
|Location||Average daily flow|
|M2 between Toome Bypass and A26 junction.||7,740|
|M2 between A26 junction and Sandyknowes|
|M2 between Sandyknowes junction and Belfast.||31,540|
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with senior Police Service Northern Ireland officers in relation to the investigation into the disappearance of Martin Kelly. 
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding each Neighbourhood Partnership has received to facilitate neighbourhood renewal programmes within their areas, broken down by Neighbourhood Renewal Area. 
Mr. Hanson: No funding has been paid direct to Neighbourhood Partnerships to facilitate Neighbourhood Renewal programmes within their areas. Funding awarded for such programmes will be allocated to individual service providers.
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been allocated for neighbourhood renewal partnerships in Northern Ireland; and how much has been drawn down by each partnership. 
|Triax Neighbourhood Partnership-Derry||52,000|
|Colin Neighbourhood Partnership-Belfast||45,000|
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