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Table B shows the average time to process a planning application per council area. (Based on decisions issued between 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2006)


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Table B
District council area Calendar days Weeks

Ballymena

Antrim

223.36

31.91

Ballymena

237.99

34.00

Carrickfergus

207.49

29.64

Larne

172.90

24.70

Magherafelt

356.68

50.95

Belfast

Belfast

155.86

22.27

Castlereagh

172.42

24.63

Newtownabbey

167.87

23.98

Craigavon

Armagh

373.48

53.35

Banbridge

390.35

55.76

Craigavon

231.87

33.12

Newry and Mourne

336.01

48.00

Downpatrick

Ards

232.81

33.26

Down

334.52

47.79

Lisburn

253.19

36.17

North Down

198.17

28.31

Londonderry

Ballymoney

243.34

34.76

Coleraine

282.67

40.38

Derry

213.95

30.56

Limavady

212.03

30.29

Moyle

240.34

34.33

Omagh

Cookstown

222.14

31.73

Dungannon

184.56

26.37

Fermanagh

290.35

41.48

Omagh

236.14

33.73

Strabane

191.47

27.35

Note: Headquarters figures included within districts.

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many planning applications for new single rural dwellings in the Ards peninsula (a) there were in the 12 months prior to the introduction of planning policy statement 14 (PPS14) and (b) there have been since PPS14 was introduced. [93301]

David Cairns: In the 12 months prior to the publication of PPS14, in the Ards borough council area, 115 planning applications were received for new single rural dwellings. 37 planning applications have been received since its publication.

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new single rural dwellings received planning permission in the Ards peninsula in the last five years; and what estimate he has made of how many of these would have been granted using planning policy statement 14 had it been in place. [93302]

David Cairns: The latest available figures show thata total of 729 single rural dwellings have received planning permission in the Ards borough council area in the period January 1999 to the beginning of August 2005.

No estimate has been made as to how many of these would have been granted planning permission using planning policy statement 14 had it been in place since to do so would involve re-assessing each individual planning application.

Plastic Surgery

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many people are waiting for (a) plastic surgery in-patient admission and (b) initial
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plastic surgery out-patient assessment in each health trust area in the Province; [99310]

(2) what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time is for plastic surgery in-patient admission in each health trust area in the Province; [99311]

(3) what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time is for initial plastic surgery out-patient assessment in each health trust area in the Province. [99312]

Paul Goggins: The (i) total number of people waiting for (a) plastic surgery in-patient admission and (b) initial plastic surgery out-patient assessment (first out-patient appointment) for each applicable health trust at 30 June 2006 is shown in the following table:

Patients waiting for plastic surgery at 30 June 2006
Total waiting for plastic surgery
HSS trust (a) In-patient admission (b) Out-patient appointment

Ulster

573

5,061

Royal Group

433

809

Belfast City

58

5

Total

1,064

5,875

Source: Departmental Information returns CH1 and CH3

Waiting list information is collected by time band. It is therefore not possible to calculate the arithmetic mean (average) and longest time waiting for plastic surgery in-patient admission or for initial plastic surgery outpatient assessment (first out-patient appointment). It is however possible to identify the median or mid point and longest waiting time band for both inpatient admission and first out-patient appointment in each applicable health trust area in the Province.

Patients waiting for plastic surgery at 30 June 2006
Months
Median waiting time band Longest waiting time band
HSS trust (a) In-patient admission (b) Out-patient appointment (a) In-patient admission (b) Out-patient appointment

Ulster

0-2

24+

9-11

24+

Royal Group

0-2

9-11

9-11

24+

Belfast City

0-2

0-2

9-11

3-5

Source: Departmental Information returns CH1 and CH3

Police Vehicles

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of work carried out by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Transport Services on the maintenance of the police vehicle fleet in each of the last three years; and how much was paid to PSNI Transport Services by the Department of Finance and Personnel for this work in each year. [100287]

Paul Goggins: It has not been possible to answer the hon. Member’s question in this parliamentary session.


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Policing (Ards District)

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many paramilitary-related incidents were reported in the Ards borough council area in each year since 1980. [89279]

Paul Goggins: Table 1 gives the total number of casualties as a result of paramilitary-style assaults and shootings in Newtownards sub-division.

Table 1
Paramilitary-style assault casualties Paramilitary-style shooting casualties

1990

1

1991

1992

1

1993

3

1994

1

1

1995

4

1996

6

1997

6

2

1998

6


Table 2 gives the total number of casualties as a result of paramilitary-style assaults and shootings in Newtownards DCU.

Table 2
Paramilitary-style assault casualties Paramilitary-style shooting casualties

1999

8

2000

4

1

2001

12

4

2002

9

8

2003

8

12

2004

7

14

2005

6

16

2006 (to 30 June)

3


2006 statistics are provisional and may be subject to minor amendment.


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