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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: It is our intention to issue official guidance to coincide with the implementation of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc) Bill. The guidance will include a number of the principles underlying the good practice guidance contained in Discharge from Hospital: Pathway, Process and Practice.
What discussion they have had, or intend to have, with the Alzheimer Society about the use of Ebixa for patients with Alzheimer's disease.[HL1545]
What steps they are taking to prevent nursing home owners from failing to pass on nursing care payments to residents; and[HL1547]
What results have emerged from the National Care Standards Commission's regulations that nursing care homes are obliged to provide a breakdown of fees.[HL1548]
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: Regardless of the condition someone has, the National Health Service makes payments to care homes as a contribution for the registered nursing care that they provide to eligible residents. The NHS either provides itself or pays others to provide them on its behalf. Many providers have adjusted the fee payable by the resident to take account of the additional state funding. A model contract, issued by the Department of Health in March 2002, requires that these be accounted for separately.
Following a separate consultation in June 2002 on amending the Care Homes Regulations, a revised draft was included as part of a wider consultation on NHS funded nursing care on 20 December 2002, the closing date for which was 31 January. The comments on this are being considered at the moment.
The findings of the National Care Standards Commission's monitoring of National Minimum Standard 2 since April 2002, which requires care homes to provide service users with a contract and statement of terms and conditions, will be available at the end of this financial year. The commission will, of course, be responsible for monitoring service providers' compliance with any amendments to the Care Home Regulations.
The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn): The political parties who remained at the conclusion of the talks leading to the Belfast agreement and made clear their support for it were Alliance, Labour, the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition, the Progressive Unionist Party, Sinn Fein, the Social Democratic and Labour Party, the Ulster Democratic Party and the Ulster Unionist Party; though in some cases their support on the day was subject to subsequent consultation with party colleagues.
Lord Williams of Mostyn: The Belfast agreement is a political agreement between the British Government, the Irish Government and those Northern Irish political parties represented at the talks concluded on 10 April 1998. Certain provisions within it are given legal force by the Northern Ireland Act 1998; and by the British-Irish Agreement.
Lord Williams of Mostyn: Section 69(6) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 requires that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission shall promote understanding and awareness of the importance of human rights in Northern Ireland.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) consults a range of bodies with expertise in human rights and equality issues on the preparation of key documents from time to time; this includes the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
PSNI has not appointed a human rights adviser, although a lawyer with specific expertise in the field of human rights was appointed to the staff of the police legal services, as recommended in the Patten report in October 2001.
Lord Williams of Mostyn: This is a matter for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. The Chief Commissioner has been asked to write to the noble Lord. A copy of his letter will be placed in the Library of the House. Click here to view the letter.
How many of the pupils at Dungannon Integrated College are designated as (a) Protestant; (b) Roman Catholic; and (c) other.[HL1521]
|School Name||Enrolment 199798||Enrolment 200203|
|Augher Central PS||51||42|
|Castlecaulfield (No 2) PS||99||95|
|Clogher Regional PS||41||31|
|Gaelscoil UI Neill||21||84|
|Primate Dixon PS||561||491|
|St Brigid's PS, Augher||79||53|
|St Brigid's PS, Coalisland||167||125|
|St John's PS, Moy||172||180|
|St John's PS, Coalisland||148||102|
|St Joseph's PS, Caledon||52||41|
|St Joseph's PS, Galbally||154||164|
|St Macartan's PS||87||84|
|St Mary's PS, Aughnacloy||53||60|
|St Mary's PS, Ballygawley||105||94|
|St Mary's PS, Lisnagowan, Dungannon||55||67|
|St Mary's PS, Whites Road, Dungannon||177||168|
|St Mary's PS, Fivemiletown||66||41|
|St Patrick's PS, Killyman Road, Dungannon||604||542|
|St Patrick's PS, Augher||67||60|
|St Patrick's PS, Coalisland||244||218|
|St Patrick's PS, Pomeroy Road, Dungannon||230||177|
|St Malachy's PS, Glencull||70||52|
|Walker Memorial PS||95||70|
|Windmill Integrated PS||153||196|
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