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Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of vehicles on the road in Northern Ireland without a valid test certificate; and if he will make a statement. 
David Cairns: During a survey carried out in June 2005 at 20 locations across Northern Ireland, the proportion of vehicles on the roads without a valid test certificate was 18.98 per cent.
Mrs. Iris Robinson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many women in Northern Ireland have been successful in getting a placement after attending courses to encourage them back into
the workforce in each of the last three years; what the most common type of placement was; and if he will make a statement. 
Maria Eagle: The Department of Employment and Learning does not hold the information requested but can provide information on the number of females moving into employment from DEL programmes. The number of females moving into employment from training for work, transitional employment programme, worktrack, new deal for 18 to 24 year-olds and new deal 25 plus programmes in the last three years are as follows:
|Training for work (Enterprise Ulster)||Transitional employment programme( 1)||Worktrack( 2)||New deal 18-24 and 25 plus( 3)||Total|
|(1) Recruitment ceased 30 September 2005.|
(2) Programme closed 25 March 2005.
(3) New deal participants moving into unsubsidised or subsidised employment. On this basis a participant is only ever counted once as starting employment, i.e. if a participant has a spell of unsubsidised employment after having a spell of subsidised employment, then the unsubsidised employment always takes priority.
(4) Figures for 2005-06 are not yet complete and will therefore be subject to revision.
Statistics on the most common type of job placement found by females are only maintained for training for work and are as follows:
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many women have taken up places on back to workplace courses in Northern Ireland over the last three years, broken down by constituency; and which courses have proved most popular. 
Maria Eagle: The Department of Employment and Learning does not hold the information in the format requested but can provide the following information for the four programmes aimed at getting individuals back to work:
The number of females starting new deal 18-24 and new deal 25 plus programmes by parliamentary constituency over the last three years are as follows:
|(1 )Individuals were attributed to parliamentary constituency on the basis of their post code. Not all individuals had a correct or complete post code.|
Statistics on new deal courses which have proved the most popular with women are not maintained by the Department.
Enterprise Ulstertraining for work
The number of women commencing training with Enterprise Ulster over the last three years, by Enterprise Ulster area office (figures not retained by constituency) were as follows:
|Number of starts|
The most popular courses in 2003-04 and 2004-05 were Early Years Care and Education at NVQ levels 2 and 3 (626 and 378 respectively). In 2005-06 117 women participated in Early Years Care and Education training.
Transitional employment programme and worktrack
The number of women commencing the transitional employment programme (TEP) and worktrack over the last three years, were as follows:
|TWP( 1)||Worktrack( 1)||Total|
|(1 )Figures for the transitional employment programme and worktrack are not maintained by the Department on a parliamentary constituency basis.|
In relation to the transitional employment programme and worktrack the most popular occupational areas were childcare, retail and business administration.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding is made available to women's refuge centres in each Westminster constituency; where this funding comes from; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: The following table shows the funding administered by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in relation to Supporting People and housing benefit paid to women's refuge centres. The funding is broken down by Westminster constituency for the financial year 2005-06.
|Constituency||Funding paid through Supporting People||Funding paid through housing benefit|
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