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Best Practice Scheme

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in (a) each Government Department in Northern Ireland, including the Northern Ireland Office, and (b) the voluntary and community sectors have participated in the Northern Ireland best practice scheme in the last 12 months. (95014)

The following table shows the number of staff in each Northern Ireland Department and the community and voluntary sectors who have booked as delegates for events run as part of the Northern Ireland best practice scheme. A figure is also provided for the number of other public sector employees who booked places. The figures cover the period October 2005 to September 2006.

Department/organisation

Number of places booked

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

8

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

19

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

4

Department of Education

3

Department for Employment and Learning

13

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

6

Department of the Environment

28

Department of Finance and Personnel

72

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

16

Department for Regional Development

28

Department for Social Development

37

Northern Ireland Office

2

Voluntary and community organisations

43

Other public sector organisations

320