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There are also a significant number of investigations contained within the plans which will enable a greater understanding of the sources and causes of diffuse pollution and will provide the evidence base to require further action.
In addition we will continue to demonstrate our commitment and bring forward significant work including Water Protection Zones, sustainable drainage systems, and deal with misconnections into the surface water sewer network.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many rivers he expects to be subject to a reduction of abstraction pressure during the first round of implementation of river basin management plans. 
Through developing the river basin management plans we have identified areas where we need to undertake further investigations to increase our certainty on the causal links between abstraction pressure and the achievement of ecological status. The Environment Agency will investigate approximately 300 sites where the abstraction pressure is greatest to improve its understanding, and where appropriate propose further action to tackle the problems during the first cycle.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to produce implementation plans under the EU Water Framework Directive for steps to be taken at local level in respect of that Directive. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: The Environment Agency is the competent authority in respect of the water framework directive, and it has the responsibility for engagement and developing plans at the local level.
In some places there will be added value from adopting more detailed catchment plans to help deliver River Basin Management Plan objectives during the planning cycles and it supports the pilot project on the River Kennett to produce an implementation plan.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what payments the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission has made to Grayling Political Strategy in the last 12 months; for what purposes such payments were made; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made. 
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent progress has been made on devolution of responsibility for criminal justice and policing in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Woodward: Progress continues to be made towards the devolution of policing and justice. A financial package has been agreed and a Bill establishing the new Department of Justice has completed its Assembly passage. In addition the First and deputy First Ministers have written to Assembly members as part of a process to identify the new Justice Minister.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with reference to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, columns 902-04W, on the Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry, under what budget headings the expenditure was incurred in each year. 
Mr. Woodward: The following table breaks down the yearly expenditure of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry on the basis of cash spend incurred by the Northern Ireland Office. The costs are divided into six broad categories:
legal costs, which include payments to counsel, inquiry solicitors, and all legal costs for witnesses and family representatives;
tribunal salaries and expenses, including judges' salaries and travel and accommodation costs, as well as allowances for the judges;
accommodation, which includes rent and rates for all inquiry offices and venues including costs to facilitate hearings in London;
IT, which includes cost of IT equipment and computers, consultants, and management of inquiry IT systems;
staffing, which includes salaries of all staff (both temporary and permanent), and travel and accommodation costs for staff;
administration costs, which include the running costs of the inquiry offices, cost of arrangements for publishing the report, payments to experts, and other general administration costs.
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The total cost of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry to the end of September 2009 is £188.7 million, comprising £153.2 million incurred by the Northern Ireland Office and £35.6 million incurred by the Ministry of Defence.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what payments the Criminal Justice Inspection has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments were made. 
This is an operational matter for the Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland, which operates independently of Government. I would encourage
the hon. Member to write to Dr. Michael Maguire, the Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received in 2008; and how many of these received a substantive response within 20 days. 
Paul Goggins: The following table provides details of the number of requests received by the Northern Ireland Office in 2008 and the number of requests which received a substantive response within 20 working days.
A further 26 requests were answered within permitted extensions to the 20 day deadline under the Freedom of Information Act; specifically, where the deadline for response was extended to allow consideration of the balance of the public interest test.
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has committed to publishing quarterly and annual updates in relation to departmental performance under FOI, including information on both the volume and outcome of requests. The annual statistics for 2008 can be found in the Libraries of both Houses and on the MOJ website at:
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to the public purse and (ii) date of completion of each such redesign was. 
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