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Racial Hostility Offences

Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many penalties for offences motivated by hostility towards a person's race have been increased since the Criminal Justice (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 made provisions for increased penalties. [53357]

Mr. Hanson: The information is currently not systematically recorded as requested. Court sentences are logged as substantively as finally pronounced in court without the impact of all of the aggravating and mitigating factors that may have had a bearing on individual disposals. However, the Government will be working with enforcement and prosecution authorities to explore how a mechanism could be put in place to collect this information.

Recyled Paper

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of paper used in printed publications in each of the last 10 years by each Department in Northern Ireland was from recycled sources. [53144]

Angela E. Smith: The information sought by the hon. Member could only be provided at disproportionate cost. Each Northern Ireland Department is aware that communicating effectively with target audiences through printed publications must be balanced with the need to ensure that minimum levels of wastage are incurred, including the use of recycled paper. Officials in the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister are currently conducting a review of practice across Departments, since October 2005, on the printing and distribution of Government publications to ensure that appropriate measures are being taken to ensure value for money.

Road Tolls

Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to implement toll payments for road usage in Northern Ireland. [52992]

Mr. Woodward: The Chief Executive of Roads Service (Dr. Malcolm McKibbin) has been asked to write to the hon. Gentleman in response to this question.

Letter from Dr. Maclcolm McKibbin, dated 28 February 2006:

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Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) enrolment numbers and (b) number of unfilled places are in each (i) Irish medium school and (ii) integrated school in Northern Ireland. [54132]

Angela E. Smith: The following tables show the enrolment number and number of unfilled places for each school in the Irish Medium and integrated sectors.
Irish Medium Schools

School ref.School nameApproved enrolment numberUnfilled places
1016647Bunscoil Mhic Reachtain8734
1046501Bunscoil Phobal Feirste29011
1046571Gaelscoil na Bhfal29099
1046593Bunscoil an Tsleibhe Dhuibh20342
1046596Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagain17436
1046641Scoil an Droichid9715
1046654Daelscoil an Damba4821
1046671Gaelscoil na Mona5814
1046672Gaelscoil an Lonnain7135
2036574Bunscoil Cholmcille24397
2046638Gaelscoil ui Dhocartaigh13011
2046646Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir14529
2046669Bunscoil an Traonaigh2911
3046653Bunscoil an Chastil580
4046600Scoil na Fuiseoige15619
4046648Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche8737
5046597Bunscoil an Iuir10024
5046637Gaelscoil ui Neill11613
1240291Colaiste Feirste4756

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Integrated schools

School ref.School nameApproved enrolment numberUnfilled placesStatus
1056535Forge Integrated PS25052CI*
2052035Groarty Integrated PS6321CI-T
3050519Carnlough Controlled Integrated PS6223CI-T
3050791Glengormley Integrated PS446314CI-T
3052071Carhill Integrated PS9453CI-T
3056231Rathenraw Integrated PS223125CI-T
3056248Roundtower Integrated PS276123CI-T
4050618Hilden Integrated PS12671CI-T
4051569Kircubbin PS15245CI-T
4051601Portaferry Integrated PS10120CI-T
4051680Bangor Central PS5273CI-T
4053009Annsborough PS8540CI-T
4053020Glencraig PS25245CI-T
4056541All Children's Integrated PS2037CI*
5056013Kilbroney Integrated PS11118CI-T
1066531Hazelwood PS40611GMI
1066580Cranmore Integrated PS20317GMI
2066549Enniskillen Integrated PS24439GMI
2066552Omagh Integrated PS2240GMI
2066558Oakgrove Integrated PS40023GMI
2066665Roevalley Integrated SP400GMI
3066544Millstrand SP23276GMI
3066551Braidside Integrated PS3193GMI
3066561Corran Integrated PS20346GMI
3066568Acorn Integrated PS2030GMI
3066613Spires Integrated PS20316GMI
3066652Maine Integrated PS488GMI
4066579Loughview Integrated PS38820GMI
4066588Cedar Integrated PS1968GMI
4066611Oakwood Integrated PS20316GMI
4066644Millennium Integrated PS17462GMI
4066668Drumlins Integrated Primary School298GMI
5066540Bridge Integrated PS4062GMI
5066553Portadown Integrated PS20318GMI
5066554Windmill Integrated PS1940GMI
5066578Saints and Scholars Int PS26122GMI
5066657Phoenix Integrated Primary School5818GMI
4250024Priory College4500CI-T
4250072Fort Hill College85014CI-T
4250272Down Academy300101CI-T
5250216Brownlow Int College45052CI-T
1260269Hazelwood College7400GMI
1260294Malone Integrated College80032GMI
2260280Erne Integrated College40051GMI
2260283Drumragh College600123GMI
3260289Slemish College6902GMI
2260276Oakgrove Integrated College8002GMI
3260290North Coast Integrated College5009GMI
3260299Ulidia Integrated College5000GMI
3260303Sperrin Integrated College32065GMI
4260255Lagan College1,0800GMI
4260281Shimna Integrated College4800GMI
4260295Strangford Integrated College50061GMI
5260285New-Bridge Integrated College5008GMI
5260286Integrated College Dungannon50065GMI
5260307Armagh Integrated College12020GMI

CI*—Established as Controlled Integrated School
CI-T—Transformed Controlled Integrated School
GMI—Established as Grant Maintained Integrated School

Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money has been allocated for the development of curriculum materials for
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(a) Irish medium schools and (b) integrated schools by the Department of Education in each of the last 10 years. [54136]

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Angela E. Smith: (a) The Department of Education provided funding for the development of Irish medium curricular materials on an annual basis up to 1999–2000.

For subsequent years, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure provided funding to Foras na Gaeilge, the Irish Language Agency who have a statutory remit to promote the Irish language and who develop Irish curriculum materials. Information is not readily available to assess how much of this was spent on the development of curricular materials.

The Department of Education made one-off allocations for Irish medium curriculum materials of £86,000 in 2003–04 and £67,000 in 2005–06.

Under Common Funding for schools from April 2005, allocations to Irish-medium Post-primary schools and Units includes 25 per pupil to support the development of curricular materials. In 2005–06 this funding totalled £13,100. For primary Irish-medium schools and Units, a per pupil element of £100 is included in the formula allocations. However this level of funding reflects that these schools are required to teach English as an additional curricular requirement at Key Stage 2. It is not therefore possible to disaggregate the totality of funding provided to these schools for curricular materials development.

(b) Nil. Integrated schools do not receive specific funding for the development of curricular materials.

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