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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. 
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.
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. 
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.
|Northern Ireland mid-year population estimates for residents aged 90 years or over, 1995 to 2005|
|Registration year||Persons aged 90 and over|
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.
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. 
I have been advised by the PSN1 that as there may be ongoing civil and criminal proceedings
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
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|
| 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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