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Award Schemes

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the award schemes in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002 promoted by the Department; what their scope was; when the relevant participating organisations are scheduled to be sent results; and whether other parties will be given notification of the results at the same time. [102059]

The Northern Ireland Office did not promote any award schemes in 2001 and 2002. But it was involved in sponsoring NIHE Community Safety Awards.The core Departments of the Northern Ireland Administration promoted the following award schemes in 2001 and 2002:

Award scheme titleScopeResults due dateSimultaneous notification
Public Authorities AwardsBest in categoryOctober 2002Yes
Landscape Maintenance AwardsBest in categoryOctober 2002Yes
The HPSS Quality AwardsTo recognise, reward and promote excellence in the provision of health and social care within the Health and Personal Social ServicesNovember 2002Yes
Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Environmental Awards SchemeHealth and Social Services in Northern IrelandNovember 2002Yes
Beacon AwardsThe Association of Colleges in England and Wales administers the Beacon Awards programme. Beacon Awards are also open to Northern Ireland further Education colleges. The awards are designed to promote the interdependence of FE colleges and business, professional and voluntary organisations to their mutual advantageDecember 2002Yes
Food From Britain Export Awards: Northern Irish Exporter of the YearTo celebrate the success of companies operating in international marketsDecember 2002Yes
All Ireland Garden Centre of the Year AwardsBest Garden CentreJanuary 2003Yes
Best Developing Garden Centre AwardsMost Improved Garden CentreJanuary 2003Yes
NI Quality AwardPublic, private and voluntary sector organisationsJanuary 2003No
Steps to ExcellencePublic and voluntary sector organisationsJanuary 2003No
NI Quality AwardPublic, private and voluntary sector organisationsJanuary 2003No
Steps to ExcellencePublic and voluntary sector organisationsJanuary 2003No
Northern Ireland Business Education AwardsTo recognise and encourage the promotion of business education activities and links12 March 2003Yes