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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 489W, on Intertrade Ireland, what affirmative action measures have been approved by Intertrade Ireland. 
Maria Eagle: Affirmative action measures, suggested by the Equality Commission and approved and adopted by Intertrade Ireland are (i) the placement of job advertisements in newspapers read by the Protestant community, (ii) the inclusion of a statement in job advertisements specifically welcoming applications from that community and (iii) the circulation of job vacancies throughout Job Clubs and community organisations.
David Cairns: I am advised by the Department of the Environment that, unfortunately, it has no record of receiving the letter to which the hon. Member refers. However, if the hon. Member provides a copy of her letter, the Department will respond to the issues she wishes to raise.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many clinics and other healthcare providers in Northern Ireland promote male health and early detection of health problems particularly encountered by men. 
Paul Goggins: Information is not available in the form requested. However, health care providers promote male health in a number of ways, for example some GPs run Well Men clinics, which cover general health issues including male cancers such as testicular and prostate. Other examples include holistic clinics at farmers markets, special awareness days aimed at men and men's health evenings where male-specific health issues are covered.
|Did the hospital operate mixed sex wards in:|
|Trust/hospital||(a) March 2000||(b) March 2005|
| Source: Health and Social Services Trusts|
Many trusts stated that where a mixed sex ward was in operation, within such a ward, patients were cared for in single sex bays. Bays would only be mixed sex in exceptional circumstances such as intensive care unit/high dependency unit beds or to allow a patient to be admitted to a ward rather than wait on a trolley in accident and emergency. In such cases, patients would be moved to a suitable bed as soon as practically possible.
Dr. Alasdair McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many newly-qualified physiotherapy graduates have been employed in each of the health board areas as junior physiotherapists in each of the last five years. 
Not all trusts were able to separately identify newly-qualified junior physiotherapist appointments from other appointments to this grade. The number of junior physiotherapists joining trusts within each health board area in each of the last five years, including some staff who will not have been newly-qualified, is detailed in the following table.
|Number of junior physiotherapists joining trusts within each of the health board areas in the last five years|
|Board area||Headcount||Whole-time equivalent|
| Notes: 1. The figures detailed above do not represent all junior physiotherapists joining the NI HPSS during the period but will include all newly-qualified graduates, some graduates qualified in previous years who had been unable to obtain a post at the time of qualifying, some returning to work following a career break or some returning to the NI HPSS after working elsewhere. 2. The figures include both permanent and temporary appointments. Source: HPSS trusts figures for junior physiotherapists joining Mater Hospital HSS Trust within the Eastern Board area, were extracted from the centrally held HRMS database.|
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