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These figures only include staff who have a formal working at home arrangement agreed with their Department. These arrangements may be agreed for example as a reasonable adjustment under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, under the flexible working provisions of the Employment (NI) Order 2002, or to aid a return from sickness absence.
All Departments have previously indicated that local managers may allow staff to work at home on an ad hoc basis. These arrangements are informal and no monitoring of this pattern of working is currently carried out. Information on this type of home working could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The NICS is currently developing a Working at Home policy that will formalise arrangements for working away from the office and will allow all staff to apply to work at home provided the job, the individual and their home are suitable and the business can sustain the proposed arrangement.
Scheduling all money laundering activities would only affect those offences that were committed after the offence became scheduled. As the Diplock court system is due to be repealed in July 2007, this would be a short term measure affecting only a tiny number of cases.
I am therefore focusing on a longer term solution. Consideration is currently being given to how trials in which there may be paramilitary or community based pressures on a jury can be addressed in the longer term. Measures will be brought forward in due course.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers have been injured in the course of their duties in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years. 
|(1 )2005 statistics are provisional and may be subject to minor amendment. Note: The increase in the figures for 2005 is largely due to the Whiterock riots.|
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how often he has met the (a) Police ombudsman, (b) Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable, (c) Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice, (d) Justice Oversight Commissioner and (e) Policing Oversight Commissioner in each month since he became Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Hain: I have very regular meetings with the Chief Constable, including a regular session along with the General Officer Commanding and others concerned with security policy at approximately monthly intervals. I have met the Police Ombudsman on a number of occasions and we have agreed to hold formal meetings approximately every six months. I met the Policing Oversight Commissioner in June 2005. I have not yet had a formal meeting with the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice or the Justice Oversight Commissioner.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the effect on public funds in Northern Ireland for 2006-07 of the (a) increase in Regional Rate of 19 per cent., (b) introduction of 25 per cent. of the full business rates for manufacturing companies and (c) removal of non-rated basis for vacant premises. 
The introduction of 25 per cent. of the full business rate for industrial companies is estimated to raise total revenue of £18.2 million in 2006-07, an increase of£7.5 million on last year when the rate liability for industry was 15 per cent. of the full bill.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many senior citizens have been (a) burgled and (b) assaulted in their home in each (i) police district and (ii) council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
|Domestic burglary offences recorded where the victim is aged 65 plus|
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