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Mr. Woodward: Expenditure on alcohol is not recorded separately by the Northern Ireland Office and to identify it could only be done so at disproportionate cost. Entertainment is included within the overall spend on hospitality.
The total hospitality spend for the Department and its agencies within the last 12 months is £307,000. This figure is net of any receipts relating to the recovery of costs, for hospitality provided to bodies outside of the Department.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by senior civil service staff in his Department and its agencies in the last 12 month period for which figures are available. 
reimburse staff only for expenses which they actually and necessarily incur in the course of official business;
comply with the additional conditions and rules on travel, relocation expenses, compensation for loss or damage to property, and overseas expenses set out in sections 8.2 to 8.6 of the Code; and
ensure that their rules provide for claiming recompense, including verification and authorisation.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers (a) left and (b) joined the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last three years. 
|Recruitment (includes transfers from other forces)||Leavers( 1)|
|(1) Leavers includes officers leaving under severance, medical and injury on duty retirements.|
Continuity Army Council;
Cumann na mBan;
Fianna na hEireann;
Irish National Liberation Army;
Irish People's Liberation Organisation;
Irish Republican Army;
Loyalist Volunteer Force;
Red Hand Commando;
Red Hand Defenders;
Ulster Defence Association;
Ulster Freedom Fighters; and
Ulster Volunteer Force.
Mr. Woodward: ( )The Northern Ireland Office has no responsibility for these matters, however the( )Secretary of State for Northern Ireland had responsibility for the Northern Ireland( )Departments until 8 May 2007 when devolution was restored.
I am advised by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister that no( )objections to wind farm proposals were made by the Northern Ireland Departments in( )2006 and in the period 1 January 2007 to 7 May 2007.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many young people on average were detained in each young offender institution in Northern Ireland in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007. 
HM Young Offenders Centre Hydebank Wood holds young people aged 16 to 21. Those( )males aged over 21 who are allowed exceptionally to complete their sentences at Hydebank( )Wood are also classed as young offenders.
David Cairns: The latest Treasury public expenditure statistical analyses figures show that the planned spend in Scotland for 2006-07 was £8,623 per head. Public spending per head has increased at a faster rate for England than it has for Scotland in every year since 2001-02.
Des Browne: I have had various discussions with the First Minister on a range of subjects including armed forces personnel. The Scottish Executive has the duty to ensure NHS boards in Scotland implement their responsibilities to the armed forces, service families, and veterans. The Ministry of Defence has numerous, regular discussions at various levels to assist the Executive and NHS Scotland in this respect.
14. Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the First Minister on the recent Defence Committee report on medical care for the armed forces, HC327 of session 2007-08. 
Des Browne: I have not discussed the recent Defence Committee report on medical care for the armed forces with the First Minister. The Scottish Executive has the duty to ensure NHS boards in Scotland implement their responsibilities to the armed forces, service families, and veterans. The Ministry of Defence has numerous, regular discussions at various levels to assist the Executive and NHS Scotland in this respect.
David Cairns: My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, and I have regular engagement with the industrys significant employers in Scotland who continue to benefit from the UKs economic, monetary and fiscal framework that has underpinned the stability of our economy for so long. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, is also a member of the Chancellors High Level Group on Financial Services.
Des Browne: The results of the comprehensive spending review delivered an unequivocally good settlement for Scotland. By the end of the period, the money available to the Scottish Executive will reach £30 billionmore than double the 1999 figure of £14 billion which Donald Dewar had.
David Cairns: I recently addressed the Salford Television from the Nations and Regions conference, where I had discussions with a number of independent broadcasters from across the UK. I have also recently met with the Controller of BBC Scotland and the Chief Executive of Scottish Media Group.
Des Browne: I meet regularly with Cabinet colleagues to discuss a wide range of issues. Both the Secretary of State for Wales and I are members of the Cabinets Constitution committee which is chaired by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice. The committee considers a wide range of constitutional matters.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what campaigns were undertaken by agencies of his Department in conjunction with external public relations companies in each of the last five years, broken down by lead agency; what the cost of each campaign was; and what public relations companies were involved in each campaign. 
VisitBritain only projects the volume of inbound tourism to the UK for the year ahead due to the large number of factors that can influence the volume and value of inbound tourism over the longer term.
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