Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether abortion policy would be devolved in the event of the devolution of policing and criminal justice to the Northern Ireland Assembly; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment has been made of any potential overlap of work between the Eames/Bradley Consultative Group and the Victims Commissioners. 
Mr. Woodward: The Consultative Group on the Past terms of reference explicitly require the group to consider the landscape of initiatives that have already been taken by Government and non-governmental groups and the work already doneand ongoingin this area.
It is for the group to interpret its terms of reference, but I would expect that in looking at the legacy of the past in its broadest sense the group will be considering issues relating to victims and survivors along with many other areas; I would also expect that the group will take into account the work being done by the Commission for Victims and Survivors. I look forward to receiving the group's report in the coming months.
When considering the group's report and recommendations, the Government will take into account any impact on, and overlap with, ongoing programmes of work, such as that of the Commission for Victims and Survivors.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment. 
EDF supplies power to a number of residential properties in London leased by the Northern Ireland Office for staff on detached duty. These contracts would have
been set up directly between the staff residing in the accommodation and EDF. Ascertaining payments for the properties over the 10 years would be at disproportionate cost.
Paul Goggins: The Strategic Review of Parading Body met the Irish Government in December 2007 and in March and April 2008. Officials provided the Irish Government with updates on the progress of the Strategic Review of Parading in March and August 2008.
Paul Goggins: That is an operational matter for the Chief Constable. I have asked him to reply directly to the hon. Member, and will arrange for a copy of the letter to be placed in the Official Report and the Library of the House.
Paul Goggins: Dealing with such complaints is the operational responsibility of the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. I have asked the chief executive to reply to the hon. Member directly, and will arrange for a copy of the letter to be placed in the Official Report and the Library of the House.
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what revisions have been made to arrangements for the Police Service of Northern Ireland's budget; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent representations he has received calling for revisions to the Police Service of Northern Ireland budget arrangements. 
The PSNI through the Northern Ireland Policing Board has the opportunity to notify the NIO of any proposed revisions to the budget allocation at in-year monitoring rounds. Any funding requests will be considered by the NIO taking into consideration financial commitments throughout the Department.
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners in Northern Ireland remain in custody having completed their sentence; and what the reason for such post-sentence detention is in each case. 
Paul Goggins: At 8 October, 90 male prisoners and one female prisoner who had completed a custodial sentence remained in custody due to outstanding remand charges. In addition, three immigration detainees who had completed custodial sentences were being held under immigration detention orders.
Mr. McGrady: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many violent offences were committed by prisoners against other prisoners in Northern Ireland whilst in custody in each of the last five years. 
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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) chairs, (b) desks and (c) other office furnishings have been purchased by his Department and its agencies in each of the last five years; and at what cost in each case. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department holds the following information relating to the purchase of chairs, desk and other office furnishings in the last five years. The Department does not hold information for 2003-04.
The Royal Parks (TRP) accounting system does not record the numbers of chairs, desks etc that have been purchased, so obtaining that information would involve retrieving and analysing paper copies of orders and invoices over five years, at disproportionate cost.
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