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They must consider all representations on the revised recommendations received within one month of their publication. Further to this, they will submit their final recommendations to the Secretary of State who must then lay these (with or without modifications) before Parliament for approval.
Paul Goggins: It has not been possible to provide information for the same date in each of the two years specified in the question but the Chief Constable informs me that there were 134,027 firearms held on certificate at 31 December 1995 and 144,554 firearms held on certificate at 12 May 2005. The 12 May figure represents a reduction of 6,934 since the Firearms (NI) Order came into force in January 2005.
Paul Goggins: The number of prisoners detained in Northern Ireland Prison Service custody on 1 June who had declared themselves to be foreign nationals (excluding Irish citizens), was 28, with the following breakdown:
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has for the former site of (a) HMP Maze and (b) HMP Crumlin Road, Belfast; and what planning permissions have been sought. 
Mr. Hanson: The Masterplan for the Maze/Long Kesh site was published on 30 May 2006. This shows the vision for development on the site. No planning permissions have as yet been sought. A copy of the Masterplan has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
The development of the Crumlin Road Gaol and Girdwood sites will be taken forward on an integrated basis through a master planning approach. This will be subject to full public consultation. Listed building consent and planning approval was granted in March 2004 for the demolition of non-listed buildings and other works at the Gaol. Planning permission for the installation of CCTV cameras at Girdwood was granted in February 2006. Planning applications were submitted in March 2006 for repair and restoration works to the Gaol.
Dr. Alasdair McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many convictions for joyriding there have been in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; how many of these convictions were of repeat offenders; and how many resulted in custodial sentences in each case 
Mr. Hanson: The Criminal Justice (No. 2)(Northern Ireland) Order 2004 provided for the creation of two new offences within section 172 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, to tackle joyriding. These offences are aggravated vehicle-taking (section 172A) and aggravated vehicle-taking causing death or grievous bodily injury (section 172B). Aggravated vehicle-taking is defined as a vehicle being taken without consent, which is then driven dangerously or causes an accident which results in injury, damage to property or damage to the vehicle.
Statistics relating to these new offences are not yet available; however, the number of convictions for taking a motor vehicle without owner consent' (section 172 of Road Traffic (NI) Order 1981) and the number subsequently sentenced to immediate custody are provided below. Due to limitations within current data systems it is not possible to readily determine the number who are repeat offenders.
|Table 1: Number of convictions for taking a motor vehicle without owners consent and the number sentenced to immediate custody 1999-2003|
Paul Goggins: The inter-departmental Transitions Report, was produced by the Department of Education, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Department of Employment and Learning in March 2006, setting out over 20 actions and targets to improve the transition process. Key actions include proposals to provide appropriate age-related placements in adult day care centres and the enhancement of further education and training provision.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost was of departmental Ministers travel to and from Northern Ireland on official business in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) financial and (b) other support has been provided to the Moy Park Group for each of its Northern Ireland plants by (i) the Department for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, (ii) the Department for Employment and Learning and (iii) Invest Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
Maria Eagle: Over the past five years financial support of £10,973,752 has been given to Moy Park Group through Invest NL. The plants benefiting from the assistance are located in Craigavon, Dungannon, Moira and Lisnaskea. Within the timescale for the response a separate analysis of grant that each plant has drawn down is not possible. Support has been offered through a variety of direct grant programmes: selective financial assistance, Compete research and development, networking, business improvement in addition to marketing assistance.
The Department for Employment and Learning supports employers who are expanding their workforce or creating new jobs by providing job brokering services and suitable training programmes where appropriate. The Department has a very close working relationship with the Moy Park Group, which has a high turnover of staff, and services the majority of its vacancies. One company within the Moy Park Group, Feme Foods, employed one employee under the new deal employment options for which the company received a total of £1,950.
Mr. Hanson: The Masterplan published on 30 May recommends that if development goes ahead at the Maze/LongKesh site surrounding infrastructure should be upgraded. A detailed assessment of transport requirements including road infrastructure will be commissioned shortly. This work will show the cost of any improved road networks
Paul Goggins: The information requested is not held centrally and will take some time to collate. I will write to the hon. Member with the relevant information as soon as it becomes available and place a copy in the Library.
Mrs. Iris Robinson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications from each
district council in the Province submitted to the Planning Appeals Commission have been (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful in each of the last three years. 
I have been asked to provide you with information requested in the above Parliamentary Question and I have attached a table showing the number of planning appeals allowed or dismissed, by district council, during the period 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2006.
I would be happy to provide any further information you require arising out of this response or to meet with you to discuss the matter if that would be more suitable.
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