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Table 2: Over 24 months fallen bovines tested for BSE in Northern Ireland
Number of bovines tested

2003

7,095

2004

8,997

2005

9,734


Female Employment

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of women employed in Northern Ireland doing low-paid work on a part-time basis; and if he will make a statement. [74715]


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Maria Eagle: It is not possible to provide estimates of the number of women employed in Northern Ireland doing low-paid work on a part-time basis using minimum wage definitions. This is because the sample size of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) used for this purpose is too small to provide reliable estimates. For information, ASHE estimates that the lowest paid 10 per cent. of part-time female employees (approximately 12,000) earned less than £4.85 per hour(1), excluding overtime, in April 2005.

Former Police Officers

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what grounds the contracts of employment in the Northern Ireland Police Fund of (a) Mr. Desmond Clayton and (b) Mr. Thomas Hale were terminated; what the total cost was of the severance package for each; and what budget the severance packages were paid from. [75085]

Paul Goggins: The employment and termination of employment for staff members of the Northern Ireland Police Fund is a matter for the Board of Directors of the Police Fund.

Gaelic Athletic Association

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public money has been made available to support the Gaelic Athletic Association in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years. [53149]

Mr. Hanson: These figures have been placed in the Library of the House.

Glenshane Pass

Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vehicles per day on average used the Glenshane Pass in either direction between Dungiven and Maghera in the latest period for which figures are available. [74213]

David Cairns: The Chief Executive of Roads Service (Dr. Malcolm McKibbin) has been asked to write to the hon. Gentleman in response to this question.

Letter from Malcolm McKibbin, dated 30 May 2006:

Location Average daily flow

Between Dungiven and Maghera

5,430

Between Maghera and Dungiven

5,500


General Practitioners

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many GP retainer places are
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provided in the Province; and what plans there are to increase the number of places. [74577]

Paul Goggins: There are currently 45 GP retainer places in the Province. All those that have applied to enter the scheme have been accommodated. There are no plans to increase the number of places.

Health Trusts

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much each health trust in the Province spent on adminstration in each of the last five years; and what percentage of overall budget this represented in each case. [74634]

Paul Goggins: The information requested is provided in the following tables.

Analysis of total trust expenditure on administration, from 2000-01 to 2004-05
£000
NI HSS Trust 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05

Altnagelvin Hospitals

4,535

5,173

5,738

6,652

7,695

Armagh and Dungannon

4,614

4,167

4,937

5,465

5,876

Belfast City Hospital Group

10,416

11,571

12,562

13,940

14,969

Causeway

6,666

7,182

7,666

8,370

9,139

Craigavon and Banbridge Community

3,985

4,393

4,832

5,377

6,166

Craigavon Area Hospital Group

4,988

5,668

6,156

7,028

7,794

Down and Lisburn

8,233

9,104

9,912

11,956

11,876

Foyle

7,891

8,313

8,955

9,842

10,917

Greenpark

4,291

4,505

4,911

5,174

5,559

Homefirst Community

10,150

11,241

11,970

14,555

16,337

Mater Infirmorum Hospital

2,976

3,194

3,235

3,878

4,234

Newry and Mourne

4,578

4,985

5,494

6,258

6,976

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

958

1,223

1,370

2,032

1,910

North and West Belfast

8,090

8,692

9,223

10,299

11,506

Royal Group of Hospitals

14,662

16,204

17,623

19,357

21,025

South and East Belfast

9,106

9,915

10,800

11,974

12,863

Sperrin Lakeland

6,135

6,530

7,079

7,958

8,711

Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust

10,645

11,524

12,695

14,264

15,730

United Hospitals

8,708

9,201

9,666

10,424

11,075

NI total expenditure on administration

131,625

142,784

154,824

174,805

190,358

Notes: 1. Total administration includes chairman’s and non-executive members’ remuneration, executive board members, administration and clerical and agency staff working on administration. 2. Senior clinical professionals on management contracts, can not be separately identified and excluded from administration costs.


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Administration as a percentage of total trust expenditure on staff costs and other expenses from 2000-01 to 2004-05
Percentage share
Trust 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05

Altnagelvin Hospitals

7.3

7.4

7.4

7.6

7.9

Armagh and Dungannon

7.0

6.7

7.1

7.0

7.7

Belfast City Hospital Group

8.4

8.4

8.2

8.3

8.1

Causeway

9.1

9.3

9.3

9.0

9.2

Craigavon and Banbridge Community

8.6

8.8

8.8

8.8

9.8

Craigavon Area Hospital Group

7.7

7.3

7.3

7.5

7.6

Down and Lisburn

8.3

8.3

7.8

8.5

8.0

Foyle

10.3

10.1

9.7

9.6

10.4

Greenpark

8.6

8.7

9.5

9.3

9.0

Homefirst Community

8.3

8.6

7.9

8.6

9.5

Mater Infirmorum Hospital

10.9

10.2

9.0

9.7

9.4

Newry and Mourne

7.9

7.7

7.7

7.6

8.0

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

4.0

4.6

4.8

6.2

4.9

North and West Belfast

8.1

7.9

7.5

7.5

8.4

Royal Group of Hospitals

7.7

7.3

7.3

7.4

7.7

South and East Belfast

8.5

9.6

8.5

8.8

9.2

Sperrin Lakeland

6.6

6.5

6.2

6.3

6.6

Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust

8.3

8.1

8.1

7.6

8.2

United Hospitals

9.0

8.7

9.7

9.1

8.8


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