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These figures are not comparable to figures in tables 1 and 2 as they include the cost of the NIO service. The totals also include the costs of providing a service to visiting dignitaries and other non civil servants.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the latest estimate is of the average effective tax rate in Northern Ireland to be levied on domestic rates bills in respect of the (a) district and (b) regional rate in (i) Northern Ireland as a whole and (ii) each district in Northern Ireland in 2007-08. 
Mr. Hanson: Individual district council projections for 2007-08 are not available. Each district council is responsible for setting its own rate and the spending plans for the 26 district councils are not yet known for 2007-08. However, the average district rate for 2007-08 is estimated to be 0.00273 or £2.73 per £1,000 of capital value. This estimate is based on the assumption of a 6 per cent. increase in the average simulated domestic capital value rates that would have applied in 2006-07.
The regional rate for 2007-08 is estimated to be 0.00360 or £3.60 per £1,000 of capital value. This estimate is also based on a 6 per cent. increase for the regional rate, which has already been announced in the draft Priorities and Budget 2006-08.
Therefore, it is estimated that the total (district and regional) average effective tax rate to be levied on households in Northern Ireland under the new discrete capital values system in April 2007 will be £6.33 for every £1,000 of capital value.
Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many secondary school field courses were funded by each education and library board in each of the last seven years; and how many students have attended such courses. 
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland are receiving publicly funded assistance for a gambling addiction; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Goggins: It is not possible to estimate the number of people receiving assistance through health services for a gambling addiction. There is no record of patients receiving treatment solely for a gambling addiction although those patients with a co-existent mental illness or alcohol problem may receive therapy for gambling as part of their treatment.
Paul Goggins: In April 2006 DHSSPS asked the four health and social services boards to jointly undertake a review of sexual health/GUM services in Northern Ireland. In particular the review will address:
(a) the potential to optimise the utilisation of current resources including facilities, staff and diagnosticsthis will take into account an analysis by the Service Delivery Unit;
(b) the potential to develop the capacity of primary/community based services to respond to the increased demand in the population;
(c) equity of access across Northern Ireland; and
(d) working towards the achievement of targets for open access and waiting times for appointments.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) maintained and (b) state controlled schools have transformed to the integrated school sector over the last five years in each education and library board area; and if he will make a statement. 
Maria Eagle: Over the last five years no maintained schools have transformed to integrated status. Two controlled primary schools in the north-eastern education and library board area; one controlled primary school in the south-eastern education and library board area; and one controlled primary school in the western education and library board area have transformed to controlled integrated status.
Dr. Alasdair McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people whose country of origin is outside Northern Ireland and whose first language is other than English, are enrolled in each college of further and higher education in each education and library board area, broken down by country of origin. 
Maria Eagle: The Department for Employment and Learning does not collect information on students whose first language is other than English. The following table details FE enrolments by Education and Library Board Area for students whose country of domicile was reported as outside NI in 2004-05 (latest available data).
|Region of Domicile|
|Education and Library Board||Great Britain||Republic of Ireland||European Union( 1)||Other overseas||Total|
|(1 )European Union includes those countries that where members in November 2004.|
1. Data relates to enrolments over the whole academic year.
2. Current student postcode is used to determine Education and Library Board Area.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) children and (b) adults travelled outside Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for NHS medical assessment. 
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidences of MRSA bacteria were reported in each health board area by (a) doctors and nurses and (b) others in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06; and in how many cases poor cleaning was the suspected cause. 
Paul Goggins: The number of incidences of MRSA bacteria reported broken down by (a) doctors and nurses and (b) others or whether poor cleaning was the suspected cause is not available. However, the total number of MRSA bacteraemia reported within each health board, for 2004-05 and 2005-06, is available, and is detailed in the following table.
|Health board( 1)||2004-05||2005-06( 2)|
|(1 )Health Board of Treatment.|
(2) Figures for 2005-06 only indicate the period 1 April to 31 December 2005.
Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre Northern Ireland (CDSC (NI)).
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the use of funds to encourage the removal of murals from gable walls in (a) Loyalist and (b) nationalist areas; by whom the funds will be administered; and who the representatives will be from the communities taking part in the exercise. 
Re-imaging Communities is a £3.3 million funding programme, administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, for local communities which, over the next three years, will help communities to develop mural art and public art which celebrates life and helps people to feel part of the community they live in. It will
also have a focus on replacing paramilitary murals and emblems with positive community images. It aims to build on and complement existing, though ad hoc, initiatives across Northern Ireland.
Applications will be invited from any local community group. Ideally these applications should be consistent with the local councils good relations strategy or plan. There will be community development workers, employed by the Arts Council, available to help develop organisations in those areas which find it hard to access this type of funding. The Arts Council will look at all applications it receives, but in order to achieve high quality/good design in the new murals and public artwork, would expect an artist to be involved.
Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what legislation has been (a) proposed and (b) implemented in relation to the recommendations of the Senior Civil Service Review Team on nationality restrictions. 
Since 2001, my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon (Mr. Dismore) has, on several occasions, introduced a Private Members Bill supporting these proposals. The Government indicated its support for this Bill during debate on it in the 2003-04 Session. The hon. Members Bill has not completed the necessary Parliamentary stages in the current session.
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