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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of redundancies in his Department in the 12 months preceding (a) 30 June 2004, (b) 30 June 2005 and (c) 30 June 2006. 
Mr. Woodward: The Cabinet Office, on an annual basis, publishes a report to Parliament on the performance of Departments in replying to Members/peers correspondence. Information relating to 2007 will be published as soon as it has been collated. The report for 2006 was published on 28 March 2007, Official Report, columns 101-04WS. Reports for earlier years are available in the Library of the House.
Paul Goggins: The current PSNI estate strategy identifies 61 police stations for potential closure and to date the Northern Ireland Policing Board have approved 20 closures and these stations are now closed.
The PSNI are currently reviewing district police facilities with a view to developing a schedule of potential closures during 2009. It is anticipated that these reviews will be completed by March 2008.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2007, Official Report, columns 1473-74W, on prisoners: foreigners, what provision has been made for interpreting services for foreign prisoners by the Prison Service in each of the last 12 months; and what the cost was of such services. 
Paul Goggins: Over the last 12 months interpreting services have been provided on an ad hoc basis based on individual prisoner need, largely through a telephone interpreting service. As part of the development of a specific strategy to meet the needs of foreign national prisoners in custody, the service issued a tender earlier in the year to secure interpreting and translation services and two service providers have now been appointed.
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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2007, Official Report, column 1474W, on prisons: education, what the earliest anticipated date is that infrastructure could be in place to process those sentenced to imprisonment for public protection sentences in Northern Ireland. 
Paul Goggins: Infrastructure is already in place within Northern Ireland prisons to undertake risk assessments, provide programmes and work directly with dangerous offenders to reduce their risk. The impact of the proposed legislation on the Prison Service will increase over time and additional infrastructure will be in place when it is required.
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