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Personal Protection Weapons

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland are in possession of on-loan personal protection weapons. [68982]

Paul Goggins: The Chief Constable has informed me that at 1 April 2006, 867 persons were in possession of on loan personal protection weapons. The General Officer Commanding informs me that, as at the 12 May 2006, there were 217 Army Department PPWs issued to army personnel; and the Northern Ireland Prison Service has 688 PPWs on loan to Prisons personnel.

Planning

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many management board referrals of planning applications have been made by each district council in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; [74322]

(2) how many management board referrals of planning applications by each district council in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years (a) have proved successful, (b) have proved unsuccessful and (c) are pending. [74323]

David Cairns: Details of the number of planning applications referred to the Planning Service Management Board in each of the last three years are in the following tables:


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Management Board Referrals (MBRs) for 2003
District/borough council Total number of MBRs Number where Division's opinion was overturned Number where Division's opinion was upheld Number which are still pending

Antrim

0

0

0

0

Ards

11

1

10

0

Armagh

0

0

0

0

Ballymena

3

0

3

0

Ballymoney

2

0

2

0

Banbridge

0

0

0

0

Belfast

2

0

2

0

Carrickfergus

4

0

4

0

Castlereagh

2

0

2

0

Coleraine

2

0

2

0

Cookstown

1

0

1

0

Craigavon

3

0

3

0

Derry

0

0

0

0

Down

0

0

0

0

Dungannon and South Tyrone

1

0

1

0

Fermanagh

6

0

6

0

Larne

4

0

4

0

Limavady

0

0

0

0

Lisburn

9

2

7

0

Magherafelt

18

1

17

0

Moyle

10

1

9

0

Newry and Mourne

19

0

19

0

Newtownabbey

4

0

4

0

North Down

14

1

13

0

Omagh

19

0

19

0

Strabane

0

0

0

0

Total

134

6

128

0


Management Board Referrals (MBRs) for 2004
District/borough council Total number of MBRs Number where Division's opinion was overturned Number where Division's opinion was upheld Number which are still pending

Antrim

0

0

0

0

Ards

7

0

7

0

Armagh

1

1

0

0

Ballymena

1

0

1

0

Ballymoney

1

0

1

0

Banbridge

1

0

1

0

Belfast

3

0

3

0

Carrickfergus

3

0

3

0

Castlereagh

4

0

4

0

Coleraine

5

0

5

0

Cookstown

10

0

9

1

Craigavon

3

0

3

0

Derry

0

0

0

0

Down

0

0

0

0

Dungannon and South Tyrone

1

0

1

0

Fermanagh

3

0

3

0

Larne

9

0

8

1

Limavady

1

0

1

0

Lisburn

13

0

12

1

Magherafelt

5

0

5

0

Moyle

4

0

4

0

Newry and Mourne

18

1

17

0

Newtownabbey

3

0

3

0

North Down

13

3

10

0

Omagh

99

1

97

1

Strabane

0

0

0

0

Total

208

6

198

4


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