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Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding has been allocated to Surestart schemes in the Foyle constituency in each of the last five years, broken down by District Electoral Area; and how much investment is planned over the next three years, broken down by District Electoral Area. [87295]

Paul Goggins: The following table shows the allocation of SureStart funding to Projects in the Foyle area since 2001. The table shows the actual expenditure by the projects except for the current year when the Budget Allocation is based on each project’s business plan. The information is not held at District Electoral Area.

Sure Start allocations to projects in the Foyle area for the years 2001-02 to 2006-07
Creevagh/Springtown Dungiven Strabane Shantallow Total





































During the next three years, this level of investment is expected to continue in relation to the Wards already covered by these projects.

Funding has been made available from the Children and Young People’s Funding Package announced in March 2006 to support the expansion of SureStart into Wards in the top 20 per cent. Multiple Deprivation ranking which do not currently receive SureStart services. The Western Childcare Partnership has been provisionally allocated £1.28 million per year from 1 April 2007 for the expansion of SureStart into the 27 identified Wards in the Western Board area. Funding is available in this financial year to progress expansions, where possible, through existing projects and to begin the establishment of new projects which should become operational by 1 April 2007.

Sustainable Development

Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what strategies for sustainable development the Northern Ireland Office has in place. [80977]

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Mr. Hain: The Northern Ireland Office is working alongside the Northern Ireland Departments in developing strategies for Sustainable Development and will have the same targets to achieve. I made a speech on this explaining my overall strategy in Belfast on 9 May, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.

At present the department is making a contribution to Sustainable Development on a number of fronts, including reducing waste to landfill through recycling schemes, contributing to the government carbon offsetting fund (GCOF) to make official air travel carbon neutral, purchasing electricity from renewable sources, replacement of oil/electric heating systems with gas, use of recycled paper, development of plans for use of energy from renewable sources at Hillsborough Castle, installation of a combined heat and power system at Stormont House.

Translated Documents

Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many documents have been translated by the bilingual translation services in the Departments of (a) Education and (b) Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and if he will list the languages for which translation services are provided. [81816]

Maria Eagle: The translation of any documents is provided for Northern Ireland Government Departments by the translation services unit in the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure. Translations can be provided in any language. Details of the number of documents translated for the Department of Education and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in each of the last five years are provided in the following tables.

Production of documents in British sign language and Irish sign language is responsive to demand within the confines of budget.

Table 1: The Department of Education
2001-02( 1) 2002-03( 2) 2003-04( 3) 2004-05( 4) 2005-06( 5)

DE total






Of which:



















(1) Two x Cantonese.
(2) One each for Cantonese and Portuguese.
(3) One each for Urdu, Cantonese, Portuguese, Arabic, Bengali and French.
(4 )French, German, two x Portuguese.
(5 )Three x Spanish, four x French, six x Portuguese, four x Lithuanian, two x Hungarian, two x German, Ukrainian, Danish, Afrikaans, Latin, Italian, Bulgarian, Filipino and Russian.

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Table 2: The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05( 1) 2005-06( 2)

DHSSPS total






Of which:



















(1) Three x Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tatum, Urdu, Polish.
(2) Three x Cantonese, two x Polish, Lithuanian, Hindu, Russian, Mandarin, Portuguese.

An analysis of other figures for 2001-04 is not available from the Department concerned.

Table 2 does not include figures on the number of letters translated to and from the public. This information is unavailable from the Department.

Travel Assistance

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what financial assistance is available to (a) patients who have to travel outside Northern Ireland for NHS treatment and (b) their relatives. [88172]

Paul Goggins: Patients who have to travel outside Northern Ireland for treatment are entitled to receive financial assistance from their local health board for all costs associated with the medical treatment, including any related travel and accommodation costs incurred during the hospital stay.

In addition, health boards will cover the cost of relevant travel and accommodation for one named adult for the duration of the patient's stay in hospital. In the event that the patient develops post-operative complications that necessitate a prolonged hospital stay, additional costs for laundry and interim return trips home may be permitted.

In exceptional circumstances, on application to the health board, limited costs for additional family members may be met, e.g. where a patient experiences serious post-operative complications or for the second parent of a paediatric patient.

Twelfth Celebrations

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) Republicans and (b) Loyalists have been arrested and charged with street disturbances in connection with the recent Twelfth Celebrations; how many such arrests and charges there were in (i) 2003, (ii) 2004 and (iii) 2005; and if he will make a statement. [86321]

Paul Goggins: The information requested in relation to the number of Republicans and Loyalists arrested and charged during the Twelfth Celebrations would require a manual trawl of police records and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. In addition, it would be impossible to confirm whether each arrest made was directly connected to those celebrations.

Workplace 2010

Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) discussions he has had and (b) decisions he has made on expanding Workplace 2010 to involve other public service and local government premises whose future use could be affected by the Review of Public Administration. [87272]

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Mr. Hanson: There have been no decisions taken to expand Workplace 2010 to include the wider public sector estate. Preparatory work for the implementation of the Review of Public Administration is, however, well under way including considering the impact on central and local government assets. The Workplace 2010 programme team is involved in this work and will give due consideration to the outcome in determining the way forward.

Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which premises will be involved in Workplace 2010; and how many jobs in each location
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he estimates will transfer from the civil service to the facilities manager or landlord, broken down by category. [87273]

Mr. Hanson: It is proposed that 76 properties be included in the Workplace 2010 contract details which are outlined in the following table. It is expected that a range of property and services related functions could transfer to the private sector partner. However, final decisions will not be taken until later and the implications for the staff working in these jobs are still being considered in full consultation with trade union representatives.

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Workplace 2010 Buildings

Adelaide House

39-49 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8FD

Castle Court

42 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1DF

Causeway Exchange

1-7 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT1 7FB

Centre House

69-85 Chichester Street and 133-159 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 4JE

Clare House

303 Airport Road West, Belfast, BT3 9ED

Clarence Court

10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8GB

The Design Centre

39 Corporation Street, Belfast, BT1 3BA

Ferguson/Royston House

13 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6GB

Goodwood House

44-58 May Street, Belfast, BT1 4NN


4 Hospital Road, Belfast, BT8 8JL


18 York Street, Belfast, BT15 1AQ

James House

2 Cromac Avenue, Belfast, BT7 2JA


Cromac Avenue, Gasworks Business Park, Belfast, BT7 2JA

Lesley Exchange

1 May's Meadow, Belfast, BT1 3PH

The Lighthouse

1 Cromac Place, Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 2JB

Lincoln Building

27 - 45 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7SL

Millennium House

17-25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BN

River House

48 High Street, Belfast, BT1 2AW

Waterfront Plaza

1st Floor, 8 Laganbank Road, Belfast, BT1 8LX

Windsor House

9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7UE

Castle Buildings

Stormont Estate, 658 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SJ

Castle Buildings (Annexes)

Stormont Estate, 658 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SJ

Dundonald House

Stormont Estate, 672 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB

Dundonald House (Annexe A)

Stormont Estate, 672 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB

Dundonald House (Annexe B)

Stormont Estate, 672 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB

Dundonald House (Annexe C)

Stormont Estate, 672 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB

Dundonald House (Annexe D)

Stormont Estate, 672 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SB

Hillview Buildings

Stormont Estate, 672 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SG

Knockview Buildings

Stormont Estate, 672 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SG

Massey House

Stormont Estate, 666 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3SX


1 Massey Avenue, Belfast, BT4 2JP

Rosepark House

711-715 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3NR

Rathgael House (new)

43 Balloo Road, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7PR

Rathgael House (old)

43 Balloo Road, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7PR

Ballymena County Hall

182 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT42 1QG

Carlisle House

20A Carlisle Road, Londonderry, BT48 6RE

Coleraine County Hall

7 Castlerock Road, Coleraine, County Londonderry, BT51 3HS

Marlborough House

2 Central Way, Craigavon, County Armagh, BT64 1AD

Orchard House

40 Foyle Street, Londonderry, BT48 6AT

Rathkeltair House

87 Market Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6AJ

Waterside House

75 Duke Street, Londonderry, BT47 IFP

Anderstonstown SSO

35-37 Slieveban Drive, Belfast, BTll 8HL

Bangor SSO

110 Hamilton Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 4LJ

Corporation Street SSO

24-42 Corporation Street, Belfast, BT1 3DR

Falls Road J&BO

19 Falls Road, Belfast, BT2 4PH

Holywood Road J&BO

106-108 Holywood Road, Belfast, BT4 1JU

Knockbreda Road J&BO

210 Upper Knockbreda Road, Belfast, BT8 6SX

Newtownabbey J&BO

39 Church Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT36 7LB

Shaftesbury Square J&BO

Conor Buildings, 107-111 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AG

Shankill J&BO

15-25 Snugville Street, Belfast, BT13 1PP

Antrim J&BO

90 Castle Street, Antrim, BT41 4JE

Armagh J&BO

10 Alexander Road, Armagh, BT61 7JL

Ballymena SSO

Twickenham House, 59-71 Mount Street, Belfast, BT43 6BT

Ballymoney J&BO

37-47 John Street, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 6DT

Ballynahinch SSO

18 Crossgar Road, Ballynahinch, County Down, BT24 8XP

Banbridge J&BO

18 Castlewellan Road, Banbridge, County Down, BT32 4AZ

Carrickfergus J&BO

1 Davys Street, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 8DJ

Coleraine J&BO

8 Artillery Road, Coleraine, County Londonderry, BT52 2AA

Cookstown SSO

38-40 Fairhill Road, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT80 8AG

Downpatrick SSO

9-11 Mount Crescent, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6AU

Dungannon J&BO

36 Thomas Street, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1EN

Enniskillen J&BO

14 Queen Elizabeth Road, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 7JD

Foyle J&BO

14 Asylum Road, Londonderry, BT48 7EA

Kikeel J&BO

58 Newry Street, Kilkeel, County Down, BT34 4DR

Larne J&BO

59 Pound Street, Larne, County Antrim, BT40 1SB

Limavady J&BO

9 Connell Street, Limavady, County Londonderry, BT49 0TZ

Lisburn J&BO

69-71 Bow Street, Lisburn, County Antrim, BT28 1BB

Lisnagelvin J&BO

2 Crescent Road, Lisnagelvin, Londonderry, BT47 2NJ

Lurgan J&BO

10 Alexandra Crescent, Lurgan, County Armagh, BT66 6BD

Magherafelt J&BO

31 Station Road, Magherafelt, County Londonderry, BT45 5DJ

Newcastle SSO

2 Beverley Gardens, Valentia Place, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0EH

Newry J&BO

40 Bridge Street, Newry, County Down, BT35 8AJ

Newtownards SSO

8 East Street, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 3EL

Omagh J&BO

19 Mountjoy Road, Omagh, County Tyrone, BT79 7BB

Portadown J&BO

84-140 Jervis Street, Portadown, County Armagh, BT62 3DA

Strabane SSO

104 Urney Road, Strabane, County Tyrone, BT82 9BX

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