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Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of the British gross domestic product comes from Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Hanson: Northern Ireland gross value added accounted for 2.3 per cent. of UK gross value added in 2005.
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Medical Support Service within the Social Security Agency; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: A thorough and detailed analysis of Medical Support Services was completed in January 2007. The conclusion was that while Medical Support Services was currently Fit for Purpose it would not have the capacity or capability to deliver a sufficient level of service to support the extended roll-out of Pathways to Work and the introduction of the new employment and support allowance.
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will abandon plans to outsource the Social Security Agency's medical support service. 
Mr. Hanson: As the procurement process has already commenced, there are no plans to abandon the decision to outsource the Medical Support Service within the Social Security Agency.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the draft Open Skies aviation agreement. 
David Cairns: The Secretary of State for Transport has kept colleagues informed of progress with on-going negotiations on the draft EU/US Open Skies aviation agreement.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of tenants who exercised the right to buy were receiving housing benefit in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Hanson: The information requested for full financial years is only available from 2004-05. The percentage of tenants receiving housing benefit at the date of completion of the purchase of their home during the last three financial years is shown in the following table.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public money was made available to support the Belfast Saint Patrick's day parade and festival in 2006. 
Maria Eagle: The St. Patrick's day parade and festival is promoted by Belfast city council and public funding made available to the council for the 2006 event is shown in the following table.