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In addition, a number of projects have also been funded through the Department for Social Development from EU funds which have been recorded in calendar years. Under the Urban 1 funding stream a total of £954,000 was paid to projects in 2001 and £87,000 was paid in 2002. Under the Peace I programme, a total of £25,471,000 was paid to regeneration projects in Northern Ireland during the period 1 January 1994 to 31 December 2001. Under the EU Physical, Social and Environmental Programme (PSEP) a total of £34,000 was paid in 2001.
Maria Eagle: No application has been received in relation to consents that would be needed for the development of a wind farm at Tunes Plateau; it is therefore not possible for me to predict a timeframe for a decision.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many water leaks were reported to the Water Service in each of the last three years; and what the average length of time taken to repair water leaks was over the same period. 
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question about how many water leaks were reported to the Water Service in each of the last three years; and what the average length of time taken to repair water leaks was over the same period (128114). I have been asked to reply as this issue falls within my responsibility as Chief Executive of Water Service.
The number of water leaks reported to Water Service from 2003/04 to 2006/07 is set out below.
|Number of leaks reported|
|(1) The 2003-04 figure is an estimate as the information for that year was not captured in the same format as the other years.|
Water Service logs all reported defects in the public water mains and monitors progress through a Work Management System. Repairs are undertaken by a combination of in-house resources and approved contractors and the times taken to complete repairs are monitored to ensure they comply with set targets. These range from 2 to 7 days, depending on the nature of the defect, and they are normally achieved. Exceptions arise as a result of restrictions imposed by the location and nature of the defect. Unfortunately, Water Service does not specifically record average timescales for repairing reported leaks and the information requested could only be extracted manually at disproportionate cost.
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question about what targets are in place to cut the amount of water lost through leakage in Northern Ireland (128136). I have been asked to reply as this issue falls within my responsibility as Chief Executive of Water Service.
Leakage reduction in a network of approximately 26,500 kilometres of water mains and around 6 million joins in the network is a complex issue that requires significant planning and, to this end, Water Service has in place an active Leakage Reduction Action Plan containing phased annual reduction targets. The targets from 2002/03 are set out in the table below:
|Megalitres per day|
|(1) Subject to board approval.|
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