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Ministerial Corrections

Monday 21 April 2008

Northern Ireland

Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons were arrested for offences related to alcohol consumption in North Belfast District Command Unit in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex. [194758]

[Official Report, 20 March 2008, Vol. 473, c. 1281-82W.]

Letter from Paul Goggins:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Belfast, North (Mr. Dodds) on 20 March 2008. In my original answer I explained that some of the information—the breakdown by age-could not be supplied within the time available and promised to write to you once it had been received. That information has now been received from the PSNI. However, they have also informed me that the original figures supplied in response to your question were incorrect. The correct answer should have been:

Paul Goggins: The following tables set out the correct figures of the total number of persons arrested for offences related to alcohol consumption in North Belfast District Command Unit, in each of the last five years broken down by age and gender.

2007 - 08( 1)
Age group Female Male

0-20

15

104

20-30

18

110

30-40

20

65

40-50

14

51

Over 50

4

21

Total

71

351

(1) To 11 March 2008

2006 - 07
Age group Female Male

0-20

8

78

20-30

12

111

30-40

12

54

40-50

7

36

Over 50

2

15

Total

41

294



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2005- 06
Age group Female Male

0-20

14

114

20-30

17

116

30-40

22

86

40-50

12

47

Over 50

4

16

Total

69

379


2004- 05
Age group Female Male

Under 20 years

17

120

20-30

17

133

30-40

24

79

40-50

17

54

Over 50

5

28

Total

80

414


2003- 04
Age group Female Male

Under 20 years

22

116

20-30

23

144

30-40

24

91

40-50

20

86

Over 50

4

33

Total

93

470


Transport

Woodhead Tunnel and Cross-Pennine Rail Link

Tony Lloyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment she has made of the feasibility of maintaining Woodhead tunnel fit for future rail operations should the National Grid lay electricity cables along it; [182501]

(2) what assessment she has made of the most viable option for a new cross-Pennine rail link. [182502]

[Official Report, 3 April 2008, Vol. 474, c. 1201W.]

Letter from Rosie Winterton:

An error has been identified in a written answer given to the hon. Member for Manchester, Central (Tony Lloyd) on 3 April 2008. The correct answer should have been:

Ms Rosie Winterton: The need for additional passenger capacity can best be met through the provision of longer trains and faster journey times on the Manchester to Leeds via Huddersfield route.

Should additional capacity be required across the Pennines at some future date, capacity enhancements on the three existing routes would be considered first. This is because they are more likely to offer value for money than the re-opening of a fourth route.

I shall be meeting with National Grid to confirm that we would wish to explore the option of continued inspection and maintenance of the Woodhead tunnels once National Grid have vacated them.

I intend to meet key stakeholders for their views on transport challenges across the Pennines and how this might tie in with the development of a longer term strategy.


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