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La Mon House Bombing

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he plans to meet the victims of the La Mon House bombing. [69670]

Mr. Hanson: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has agreed to meet the hon. Lady and the victims of the La Mon House bombing as soon as a meeting can be arranged.

MOT

Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vehicles were tested at each of the MOT test centres in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [71126]

David Cairns: The following table details all MOT tests undertaken in Northern Ireland in the last five years.

Centre 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06

Armagh

19,691

17,007

22,940

16,158

21,524

Ballymena

42,742

28,340

44,213

46,479

42,788

Belfast

59,954

44,794

59,697

47,194

63,188

Coleraine

28,384

34,049

39,058

41,261

45,121

Cookstown

30,470

35,003

37,397

36,827

41,238

Craigavon

31,833

31,016

36,459

25,182

30,291

Downpatrick

21,538

20,614

29,870

33,412

27,387

Enniskillen

22,993

16,548

25,827

25,648

28,988

Larne

11,852

20,570

25,616

23,002

26,031

Lisburn

22,033

34,578

35,711

26,790

34,724

Londonderry

31,431

27,802

35,516

26,585

38,159

Mallusk

50,943

61,200

37,978

41,109

49,934

Newry

33,326

41,446

31,505

28,410

44,541

Newtownards

50,833

53,761

56,540

56,517

64,286

Omagh

19,240

31,964

19,440

23,444

26,458

Total

477,263

498,692

537,767

498,018

584,658


New Build Housing Programme

Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the legislative framework will be for the transfer of the management of the new build housing programme from the Department of Social Development to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. [68254]

Mr. Hanson: Consultation on the Housing (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 is currently under way and responses are due by 21 July 2006. On receipt of responses, amendments will be made to the order if necessary. Following on from this the appropriate legislative route will be followed and it is hoped that the legislation will be effective from April 2007.

Northern Ireland Civil Service

Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vacancies there are in the Northern Ireland civil service at (a) AO, (b) EOII,
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(c) EOI and (d) SO grades, broken down by parliamentary constituency. [68257]

Mr. Hanson: Details of vacancies in the Northern Ireland civil service at (a) AO, (b) EO11, (c) EO1 and (d) SO grades, broken down by parliamentary
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constituency are shown in the following table. These figures relate to vacancies for which Departments have current financial provision and are within the departmental headcount.

The table also shows identified surpluses for each grade.

Vacancies/surpluses in the Northern Ireland civil service broken down by parliamentary constituency at 2 May 2006
Parliamentary constituency SO vacancies SO surpluses EO1 vacancies E01 surpluses E011 vacancies E011 surpluses AO vacancies AO surpluses

Belfast East

24

4

21

4

16

2

Belfast North

4

4

27

10

Belfast South

38

27

3

78

4

44

3

Belfast West

3

1

22

14

North Down

6

1

6

6

2

Lagan Valley

1

1

2

1

Strangford

2

4

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

1

2

1

16

West Tyrone

2

1

1

2

1

11

10

Foyle

2

3

4

1

18

Newry and Armagh

1

1

1

6

South Down

1

1

8

North Antrim

2

1

2

1

8

South Antrim

1

2

9

11

Antrim Coast and Glens

5

2

East Londonderry

1

3

4

3

Mid Ulster

2

Upper Bann

10



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