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David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discounts are available in relation to hotel accommodation used by (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in each Northern Ireland Department including the Northern Ireland Office. 
Mr. Hanson: The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, together with the Strategic Investment Board (SIB), has spent a total of £205,394.34 (excluding VAT) on consultants fees for the project for a new multi-sports stadium for Northern Ireland.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons of working age there were in Northern Ireland in each March to May period since 1997; what proportion of those people were (a) in employment, (b) in full-time education or
training, (c) unemployed and (d) economically inactive but not in full-time education or training; and if he will make a statement. 
The requested breakdown of the working age population in Northern Ireland can be found in the following table. It shows that during the period March-May
1997 to March-May 2005, the working population in NI increased by 59,000, with the proportion of those in employment increasing and the proportion unemployed falling. The proportion in full-time education also showed a slight increase, whereas there was a marginal fall in the proportion who were economically inactive but not in full-time education.
|Breakdown of the NI working age population( 1) , 1997 to 2005|
|Reference period( 2)||Working age population||In Employment||Full-time education( 3)||Unemployed||Economically inactive (not in full-time education)|
|(1) The working age population refers to ages 16-59 for females and 16-64 for males. (2) Figures relate to the period March to May of each year. (3) It is possible for persons to be counted under the full-time education category and also under the In employment or Unemployed categories e.g. if a full-time student also has a part-time job. The categories are therefore not mutually exclusive and will total to a figure in excess of 100 per cent. Source: NI Labour Force Survey.|
Mr. Peter Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of the Northern Ireland population is aged (a) 65 years and over and (b) 18 to 64 years; and what the forecasts are for (i) 2007, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010 and (iv) 2015. 
Mr. Hanson: The following table gives the population estimates and proportion of the total population for the year 2004, and projections for the years 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2015, for the Northern Ireland population aged 18 to 64 years, and 65 years and over.
|Aged 18 to 64 years||Aged 65 years and over||Proportion aged 18 to 64 years (Percentage)||Proportion aged 65 years and over (Percentage)|
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been allocated to preventive health care for men, with particular reference to early detection of prostate cancer, in each trust area in Northern Ireland over the last three years. 
Paul Goggins: It is not possible to identify the money allocated to preventive healthcare for men in each trust area. Health promotion initiatives such as tobacco and diet control are targeted at men and women.
The National Screening Committee has reviewed the current research evidence and does not recommend screening for prostate cancer. The main reason is that the current tests have limited accuracy and so follow-up procedures could cause harm to healthy men. Men with prostate cancer symptoms are encouraged to seek early advice from their GP. They may ask for a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. However, to enable them to make an informed decision about the PSA test, they need to know about its limitations and the potential side effects which may occur following surgery, which include incontinence and impotence.
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what administrative costs have been
incurred by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in connection with the programme for building sustainable prosperity. 
Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what legal costs have been incurred by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the judicial reviews by Hillsborough golf club in respect of its application for funding under the programme for building sustainable prosperity. 
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2006, Official Report, column 455W, on prostate cancer, what percentage of males over the age of 85 years in Northern Ireland are estimated to have prostate cancer. 
|Prevalence of prostate cancer by age in Northern Ireland 2003|
|Age||Prevalence of prostate cancer( 1)||Male population( 2)||Percentage of population living with prostate cancer|
|(1) Prevalence has been estimated by counting the number of patients diagnosed between 1 January 1993 and 31 December 2003 with prostate cancer, who were still alive on 31 December 2003. This may represent an undercount of the actual number of people living with prostate cancer as those diagnosed prior to 1993 and still alive at the end of 2003 are not included. (2) 2004 mid-year population estimate, NISRA.|
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