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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average (a) gross annual salary and (b) weekly working hours were of GPs in Northern Ireland in the last period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Woodward: (a) Following the introduction of the new General Medical Services (GMS) contract with effect from 1 April 2004, the contract for the provision of General Medical Services is between the relevant Health and Social Services Board and a GMS practice rather than individual GPs. Under the contract, each GMS practice receives payment and can generate income through a number of streams, some of which are core and some in which participation is a matter of choice for the practice concerned. It is a matter for each GMS contractor to determine how its practice is organised and how much of the funding it receives goes directly to each GP in the practice by way of salary/profit sharing. Since, as independent contractors, GPs are not required to declare information about their salaries, it is not possible to provide accurate average salary figures for the profession. However, officials estimate that in Northern Ireland, on average, the gross annual income per GP, after practice expenses, is currently in the region of £85,000 to £95,000.
(b) No weekly working hours are stipulated for a GMS contractor (practice) or each GP. However, each GMS contractor is responsible for the provision of General Medical Services to patients within core hours which are defined as,
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average NHS waiting time for a heart and lung transplant was in each of the last five years for which records are available in Northern Ireland. 
|Average waiting time for a heart and|
lung transplant in days
Figures are based on the time waited by patients, normally resident in Northern Ireland, who received a heart and lung transplant during the financial year. The figures do not include patients who have been removed from the waiting list for medical/social reasons or patients who have died while waiting for the transplant operation.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what change there has been in the number of people (a) presenting themselves and (b) assessed by the Housing Executive as homeless in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
|Presenters||Increase compared to previous year||Acceptances||Increase/Decrease compared to previous year|
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many jobs were secured by Invest Northern Ireland, and its predecessors, for each of Northern Ireland's constituencies in each of the last 10 years. 
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||193||344||22||0||236||20|
|Newry and Armagh||298||109||0||0||0||300|
|Parliamentary constituency||200102||200203||200304||200405||Constituency total|
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||108||350||202||0||1,475|
|Newry and Armagh||0||75||0||0||782|
Table 2 shows the number of jobs expected to be created as a result of the Start a Business Programme
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during the past four years (200203 to 200405). This information is not available over a longer time period.
|Parliamentary constituency||200203||200304||200405||200506||Constituency total|
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||186||111||433||374||1,270|
|Newry and Armagh||194||228||355||293||1,070|
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether Invest Northern Ireland has conducted an equality impact assessment on its policy for making land available for industrial use. 
Angela E. Smith: Invest NI is currently carrying out an Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of its Business Development Solutions (BDS) programmes of assistance. The impact assessment will be sent out for public consultation later in 2006.
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