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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police community support officers he expects to be employed in each police district command unit area following their introduction in Northern Ireland. 
Paul Goggins: The deployment of PCSOs across police district command units is an operational matter for the chief constable. I am advised by the chief constable that a number of options for the deployment of PCSOs are currently being discussed but no decision on this has yet been taken.
Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment. 
Mr. Hanson: Information about the political activity of appointees is recorded and publicised in accordance with the independent Commissioner for Public Appointments' Code of Practice. This shows that the following hon. Member who left Parliament in 2005 has since been appointed to two public bodies. The information requested is shown in the following table.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases of electoral malpractice were reported by the police to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland in each year since 2000. 
three offences in 2005 (one defendant);
two offences in 2002 (one defendant);
one offence in 2001 (one defendant);
two offences in 2000 (one defendant).
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of people turned away from polling stations in each constituency in Northern Ireland on 7 March for not having the correct identification. 
Mr. Hanson: The following table provides a breakdown by constituency of how many people were turned away from the polling station for not producing the correct photographic identification at the Assembly elections held on 7 March. It also provides a further breakdown of the types of invalid identification which were produced.
The total number of people turned away at polling stations for having the incorrect identification was 4,161 out of a total of 700,699 who turned up to vote (0.6 per cent.). It is not known whether these people returned with the correct identification. This compares with the 3,493 out of 702,249 people turned away for the same reason for the 2003 Assembly election.
|Constituency||No documents||Out of date Driving Licence||Out of date Passport||Out of date Smart Pass||Works pass||Allowance book||Medical card||Student I.D||Foreign I.D||Other( 1)||Totals|
|(1 )Includes store cards, photocopied documents, HMCR documents etc.|
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