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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Police Service for Northern Ireland plans to provide a single form under the conditional fixed penalty to establish who was driving at the time of the offence as well as offering the offending driver the option of a fixed penalty or to proceed to court. 
Mr. Woodward: There are currently two forms sent out under the Conditional Fixed Penalty Policythe 'Notice of Intention to prosecute', which asks the owner to confirm who was driving the vehicle, and the 'Conditional Offer'. The amalgamation of the two forms was recommended in a recent internal review of the Fixed Penalty Processing Centre. PSNI is currently working on implementing this with the Northern Ireland Court Service.
Angela E. Smith: The labour force survey can be used to provide economic inactivity rates by Northern Ireland parliamentary constituency area, however, these estimates are available on a consistent basis only from 1995 onwards (see following table).
|Parliamentary constituency area||1995||1996||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005|
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||33||27||26||29||30||28||28||29||29||27||34|
|Newry and Armagh||31||34||30||26||31||32||30||30||33||33||32|
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of the increased expenditure on education announced in the Budget Statement on 22 March will be allocated to each education and library board in Northern Ireland. 
Angela E. Smith: The Budget Statement will result in an additional £26 million for Northern Ireland over the next two years. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced on 22 March that the bulk of this will be allocated to the children and young people fund, increasing the value of the fund from of £75 million to more than £100 million over the next two years. The detailed distribution of this increase has not yet been finalised; however, the Secretary of state intends to allocate the majority of this additional spending direct to head teachers.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the (a) net cost of installation and (b) expected savings from solar panels for the average homeowner in Northern Ireland in 2006. 
Angela E. Smith:
The current net cost of a fully installed domestic solar panel system depends on the type of system used but, on average, is approximately £3,000, and could save the householder between £30 and
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£150 per year based on 2006 fuel costs. The recently announced £59 million Environment and Renewable Energy Fund represents a significant investment in renewable energy technologies. The Fund proposes a household programme which will offer grant support towards the cost of solar panel systems.
Dr. Alasdair McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to implement in Northern Ireland those articles of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages which have been ratified by the Government. 
Mr. Hanson: The information requested was provided by the Government to the Council of Europe in its Second Implementation Report of June 2005. A copy of the NI contribution to the report has been placed in the Library of the House.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the change was in the number of fishing licences awarded for use in the Foyle catchment area between 1995 and 2005. 
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been convicted of fishing without a valid licence in the Foyle catchment area in the last three years. 
|Number of convictions|
Angela E. Smith: None. The Department of the Environment is currently considering the range of measures in the recent Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, which among other things strengthens the legislation for dealing with fly-posting in England and Wales, with a view to making recommendations on how they might be brought forward in the Northern Ireland context.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prosecutions involving harassment have (a) been initiated and (b) been successful in each of the past five years; how many of these have involved members of ethnic minorities; and what the sentence was in each case. 
At present, Northern Ireland court proceedings and sentencing data sources do not include background information in relation to the commission of an offence, therefore, it is possible to determine if these cases involved members of ethnic minorities.
The figures cover the calendar years 1999 to 2003. Data beyond 2003 are not yet available. Data are collated on a principal offence rule, thus only the most serious offence for which an offender is prosecuted is recorded in the statistics.
|Number prosecuted||Number convicted|
|Immediate custody||Suspended custody||Supervision in the community||Fine||Conditional discharge||Other||Total|
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