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Northern Ireland

Casinos

Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on casino development in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. [129516]

Mr. Hain: None. The legislation governing gambling in Northern Ireland, the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985, does not permit facilities for high stakes gaming such as are provided by commercial gaming clubs (casinos) in Great Britain. A casino cannot, therefore, operate lawfully in Northern Ireland. There are no plans at present to change the law to allow casinos to operate in Northern Ireland.

Departments: Advertising

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the Department's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken down by costs relating to (a) television, (b) radio and (c) print media. [128066]

Mr. Hanson: Information on advertising campaign expenditure is not held centrally in the format requested. However the following tables show the information currently held on departmental advertising expenditure. This information is available for the past two financial years but is not broken down by campaign. A breakdown in relation to (a) television, (b) radio, (c) print media and (d) other is supplied in the following tables. Category (d) includes other forms of advertising, for example outdoor advertising, cinema and online. The new Advertising Shared Service Centre, which becomes operational on 1 April, is currently developing a management information system to collate information on campaign and classified expenditure.


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2005-06
£
Television Radio Print Other Total

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

Agriculture and Rural Development

3,540

93,589

500

96,629

Culture, Arts and Leisure

4,422

4,422

Education

Employment and Learning

220,505

60,565

51,523

200,586

533,179

Enterprise, Trade and Investment

26,747

40

26,787

Environment

1,507,242

80,488

78,070

178,989

1,844,789

Finance and Personnel

234,797

234,797

Health, Social Services and Public Safety

157,521

73,430

21,624

39,862

292,437

Regional Development

Social Development

Northern Ireland Office

146,529

76,325

73,491

53,311

349,656


2004-05
£
Television Radio Print Other Total

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

157,900

40,421

305

43,114

241,740

Agriculture and Rural Development

141,317

36,600

177,917

Culture, Arts and Leisure

Education

11,660

4,548

16,208

Employment and Learning

230,848

69,997

81,844

205,062

587,751

Enterprise, Trade and Investment

36,000

11,394

47,394

Environment

1,433,926

79,556

58,815

67,303

1,639,600

Finance and Personnel

60,999

100,348

161,347

Health, Social Services and Public Safety

62,400

39,399

80,601

121,201

303,601

Regional Development

Social Development

2,919

2,919

Northern Ireland Office

46,849.00

30,380.00

156,052.05

34,443.00

267,724.05


Elderly People

Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people aged 90 years or over were living in Northern Ireland in each year since 1995. [129781]

Mr. Hanson: The following table gives the official estimates of the population of Northern Ireland of residents aged 90 years and over, from 1995 to 2005.

Northern Ireland mid-year population estimates for residents aged 90 years or over, 1995 to 2005
Registration year Persons aged 90 and over

1995

6,500

1996

6,900

1997

7,000

1998

7,300

1999

7,300

2000

7,200

2001

7,300

2002

7,400

2003

7,500

2004

8,000

2005

8,300


Prisons: Drugs

Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many drugs treatment programmes were in operation in each Northern Ireland prison in each of the last six years. [128014]

Paul Goggins: The Prison Service has contracts with three voluntary support groups, one in each of the establishments, to provide counselling and education services to prisoners who have abused substances.

The number of drug and/or alcohol misuse programmes provided is as follows:

Number

2002-03

17

2003-04

32

2004-05

28

2005-06

35

2006-07 (to end February)

57

Total

169


In addition there are very many counselling sessions with individual prisoners.

Roads: Bangor

Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal accidents occurred at Six Road Ends in Bangor in each of the past six years; and what assessment was made of the cause in each case. [129586]

Paul Goggins: I have been advised by the PSN1 that as there may be ongoing civil and criminal proceedings
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in respect of these collisions it is not possible to provide causation factors for each specific collision.

Please see the following table detailing history of injury road traffic collisions at the Six Road Ends
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junction, Bangor, covering the period from 1 January 2001 through to 31 December 2006.

1 January to 31 December Fatal collisions Serious collisions Slight collisions All collisions Killed Seriously injured Slightly injured All casualties

2001

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

2002

1

0

1

2

1

4

1

6

2003

0

0

1

1

0

0

2

2

2004

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

1

2005

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

1

2006

0

0

2

2

0

0

3

3

Notes: 1. 2006 figures are provisional and subject to amendment. 2. Please note that collisions that occur at or within 50 metres of this junction are included. 3. Due to ongoing validation, this information may be subject to change. Source: Central Statistics Unit, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Lisnasharragh.

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