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  • Accident and Emergency Departments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time was for treatment in each of Northern Ireland's accident and emergency departments in each month of the last year...

  • Acquired Brain Injury

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people suffered a traumatic head injury in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

  • Acquired Brain Injury

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reason the Department for Employment and Learning decided to provide no further funding to the ReConnect training facility for people...

  • Acquired Brain Injury

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total expenditure has been on providing community-based training and rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury in Northern...

  • Ards Hospital

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to broaden the range of services offered on the Ards Hospital site.

  • Ards Hospital

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to extend the opening hours of the minor injuries units at (a) Bangor and (b) Ards Community Hospitals.

  • Civil Service

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to resolve the Northern Ireland Civil Service pay dispute; and if he will make a statement.

  • Community Support Programme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his assessment is of the Community Support Programme in Northern Ireland.

  • Economic Performance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on economic performance in Northern Ireland over the last five years.

  • Elective Surgery

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the extent of elective surgery conducted in Northern Ireland on citizens of the Irish Republic in 2003; and if he...

  • Employer's Liability Insurance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the costs of Employer's Liability Insurance in Northern Ireland.

  • Ethnic Minority Funding

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was provided to ethnic minorities in each of the last five years, broken down by project.

  • Fisheries

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what financial assistance the Government will give Northern Ireland's (a) fishermen and (b) processors during the tie-up scheme for cod fishing...

  • Government Solicitors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money was paid to solicitors employed by the Government in the drafting of the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 in (a)...

  • Heroin Addicts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many registered heroin addicts there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

  • Home Helps

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent changes have been made in Home Help Services in Northern Ireland.

  • Hospital Discharges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients' hospital discharge was delayed while awaiting community care packages in each of the last six years.

  • Hospital Trolley Waits

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 7 January, Official Report, column 406W, on hospital trolley waits, how many patients included in trolley wait totals...

  • Lung Cancer

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals died from lung cancer in 2003; and what the mean survival time was following diagnosis.

  • Maternity Hospital

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress towards the construction of a new regional maternity hospital.

  • Medical Treatments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many sufferers from rheumatoid arthritis in Northern Ireland are waiting to commence anti-TNF drugs; and if he will make a statement.

  • Medical Treatments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals are awaiting the commencement of treatment with (a) beta interferon and (b) glatiramer for multiple sclerosis.

  • Ministerial Meetings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the recent meeting between the Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office and the Ulster Political Research Group.

  • Minority Ethnic Voluntary Organisations

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reasons he has decided to limit provision for meeting the commitments of the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister...

  • MRI Scanning

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are awaiting MRI scanning in Northern Ireland, broken down by health trust area.

  • National Institute for Clinical Excellence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines extend to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

  • Neurosurgery

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients in Northern Ireland are awaiting (a) inpatient admission and (b) initial outpatient assessment, in neurosurgery.

  • Patient Admissions/Assessments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients are awaiting (a) in-patient admission and (b) initial out-patient assessment in Northern Ireland; and what the comparative...

  • Physiotherapy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients were awaiting physiotherapy assessment in each six-month interval over the last five years.

  • Planning Applications

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average length of time is for processing planning applications in Northern Ireland.

  • Planning Applications

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average time is for a planning appeal hearing to take place in Northern Ireland after an application for an appeal has been lodged.

  • Planning Applications

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average time taken by his Department was to respond to letters of objection from people regarding planning applications in 2003.

  • Police Officers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of police officers in Northern Ireland, broken down by rank, are (a) female and (b) from an ethnic minority.

  • Police Ombudsman

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints have been referred to the office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland for investigation since its formation; and how...

  • Police Service

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the Full Time Reserve of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

  • Prisons

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what amount was spent on leisure facilities in prisons in each of the last six years.

  • Prisons

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prisoners in Northern Ireland are the subject of suicide watch observations; and what the corresponding figure was for the first day of...

  • Public Bodies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who the members of the (a) Probation Board for Northern Ireland, (b) Police Authority for Northern Ireland and (c) Board of Visitors of...

  • Racist Incidents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many racist incidents were recorded by the police in Northern Ireland in (a) January and (b) each month in (i) 2003 and (ii) 2002,...

  • Rating

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with European Union authorities on the issue of industrial de-rating and state aid.

  • Rating

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the likely impact of industrial de-rating on (a) small and medium-sized and (b) large businesses in Northern Ireland.

  • Rating

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the likely impact of his decision to rate vacant premises on (a) small and medium-sized and (b) large businesses...

  • Industrial De-rating

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what mechanisms he has established to monitor the impact of the phasing out of industrial de-rating in Northern Ireland.

  • Social Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new houses have been built in the social rented sector in North Belfast in each year since 1997; and what the cost was in each year.

  • Social Rented Housing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on maintenance and repair of social rented housing in North Belfast in each year since 1997.

  • Specialist Drugs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what additional funding was provided in 2003 for new specialist prescribed drugs for (a) rheumatoid arthritis and (b) multiple sclerosis.

  • Speech Therapy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals are awaiting speech therapy assessment; and how many of those have waited more than six months.

  • Sports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been provided to promote cricket in the Province in each of the last five years.

  • Sports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been provided to assist the promotion of (a) hockey, (b) rugby, (c) soccer, (d) gaelic football, (e) hurling and (f) other...

  • Tourism (Ards Peninsula/North Down)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to attract more tourists in 2004 to (a) the Ards Peninsula and (b) the North Down area.

  • Waiting Lists/Times

    To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the current average waiting times are for MRI scanning in Northern Ireland.