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Rev. Martin Smyth:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Irish language
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advertisements were placed by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in each of the past three years. 
April to March
|Number of Irish Language adverts|
Rev. Martin Smyth: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Irish language applications were received by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in each of the past three years. 
Rev. Martin Smyth: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost of Irish language advertisements placed by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety was in each of the past three years. 
April to March
|Total cost for Irish advertising (£)|
David Burnside: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has to promote this year's 12 July Orange celebrations as an inward tourist attraction symbolising British culture in the Province. 
Mr. Gardiner: The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) features the 12 July Orange parades on the events page of its consumer website www.discover northernireland.com. NITB has encouraged the Orange Order to supply any information that could be useful for promotional purposes.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public funding has been allocated through Northern Ireland departments to the Maiden City Festival in Londonderry in each of the last three years. 
Angela Smith: Funding for the Maiden City Festival from the Northern Ireland Departments has totalled £355,000 over the previous three years. This was comprised of £100,000 in 200102; £155,000 in 200203 and £100,800 in 200304.
Angela Smith: A project that will include electronic transfer of prescriptions between community pharmacists and the Central Services Agency is currently being developed. The project timetable indicates that implementation will begin in May/June of 2005 with roll-out across HPSS due to be completed in September 2006. This project does not include electronic transfer of prescriptions from GP practices but planned developments in the NHS will be monitored with the intention of learning from their experience and introducing similar facilities in Northern Ireland.
Angela Smith: The Northern Ireland Events Company, sponsored by the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure, has supported this event and commissioned independent research into the benefits generated by the 2003 NI Milk Cup. The report indicated that the value to the Northern Ireland economy was around £570,000. A copy of the full report will be placed in the Library.
Mr. Gardiner: Training of this nature is generally sourced directly by schools in response to the needs of individual pupils and this information is therefore not readily available. However, Education and Library Boards have, in some cases arranged training in Braille for classroom assistants. The North Eastern Education and Library Board trained five classroom assistants in 2002; one in 2000; and one in 1999 while the South Eastern Education and Library Board trained one classroom assistant in 2001.
National service frameworks are produced for the NHS in England. Although they have not been introduced to the health and social services in Northern Ireland, local service reviews over recent years
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in areas such as cardiac surgery and cardiology, cancer, renal services and diabetes have incorporated elements of national service frameworks where appropriate. In line with the Government's plans to raise standards of health and social care services in Northern Ireland, the need for further work in this area is being considered at present.
Angela Smith: We estimate that the cost of treating complaints with a diagnosis of back pain in a hospital in-patient or day-case setting in Northern Ireland was £4.2 million in 200102 and £5.2 million for 200203. Further information is not available.
Angela Smith: My Department has not earmarked funding specifically for either dermatology or sleep disorders in each of the past five years. Expenditure on the treatment of sleep disorders is not available but expenditure over the last five years on the dermatology specialty in a hospital inpatient, day case or outpatient setting is as follows:
|Year ending March||Dermatology expenditure|
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of deaths were due to (a) respiratory disease, (b) cardiac disease and (c) cancer in Northern Ireland in (i) the last year for which figures are available, (ii) 1994, (iii) 1984 and (iv) 1974. 
Mr. Pearson: The following table gives the percentage of all deaths registered in Northern Ireland in 2003, 1994, 1984 and 1974 caused by (a) respiratory disease 1 , (b) circulatory disease 2 and ischaemic heart disease 3 and (c) cancer 4 .
1 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes J00-J99 for year 2003, Ninth Revision codes 460519 for years 1994 and 1984 and Eighth Revision codes 460519 for year 1974.
2 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes I00-I99 for year 2003, Ninth Revision codes 390459 for years 1994 and 1984 and Eighth Revision codes 390458 for year 1974.
3 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes I20-I25 for year 2003, Ninth Revision codes 410414 for years 1994 and 1984 and Eighth Revision codes 410414 for year 1974.
4 International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes C00-C97 for year 2003, Ninth Revision codes 140208 for years 1994 and 1984 and Eighth Revision codes 140207 for year 1974.
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| Number of deaths||Percentage of deaths|
|Cause of death||1974||1984||1994||2003 1||1974||1984||1994||2003 1|
|Ischaemic heart disease||4,713||4,867||4,168||2,843||27.2||31.0||27.6||19.7|
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