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Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many times the Army Bomb Disposal Squad has been deployed against (a) hoax and (b) real devices in each month of the last two years. 
Paul Goggins: The following table shows the number of times that the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel (EOD) have been called out in respect of both hoax and real devices in each month over the last two years.
|IED( 1) /Incendiary( 2) /Find( 3) call outs||Hoax( 4) /False( 5) call outs||Total call outs|
|(1) IED-The report of EOD action which results in the total neutralisation, disruption or dismantling of an Improvised Explosive Device. (2) Incendiary-The report of the functioning of an IED which is primarily designed to cause damage by burning. (3) Find-The report of explosives or bomb-making components, weapons, ammunition or tools found by the police or security forces and confirmed by the EOD operator after full investigation. (4) Hoax-The report of an incident where, after full investigation, an object is discovered to be a simulated IED. (5) False-A report made in good faith of an object believed to be an IED which, upon full investigation, proves to be innocuous.|
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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) target and (b) average actual time taken to respond to correspondence was of (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Woodward: With the exception of the Compensation Agency, the target for responding to correspondence (a) for my Department and agencies is 15 working days. The Compensation Agency works to a tighter target of 10 working days because of its closer direct contact with the general public.
Data on the actual time taken to respond to individual correspondence is not held centrally and to collate the average time taken (b), given the volumes of correspondence received, would therefore incur disproportionate costs.
My Department and agencies do however report annually on percentage of correspondence replied to within target timeframes. The most recent period for which performance against these targets is available is the 2008 calendar year, as set out in annex F of the Northern Ireland Office's 2009 departmental report
|Number of letters received||Percentage replied to within target|
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Mail Contact Addresses-Stats and Research;
Juvenile Justice Policy Stats database;
Mentally Disordered Offenders;
CATS (Correspondence and Case Tracking);
MSER (Register of Explosives Stores);
Security Section database;
KPPS (Key Persons Protection Scheme) Database (.net version);
Security Vetting Database;
Pass Photograph Database;
Pass/Access control system;
Visits Section VIP Database;
Visits Section VVIP Database;
CATS (Correspondence and Case Tracking) Belfast (1);
CATS (Correspondence and Case Tracking) Belfast (2);
CATS (Correspondence and Case Tracking) London;
Board of Visitors database;
Neighbourhood Watch Registered Applications;
Neighbourhood Watch ID Cards;
Antisocial Behaviour Orders Database;
Financial Services Travel System;
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