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Lord Evans of Temple Guiting: The available information relates to crime rates in each of the Welsh Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) and is given in the following table. Juvenile crime rates are not collected centrally.
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Why the number of former members of the Northern Ireland Civil Service now employed by Waterways Ireland is 90 per cent less than when the organisation was created, when the number of former members of the Irish Civil Service employed is only 20 per cent less. [HL1845]
Lord Rooker: Seventeen Northern Ireland civil servants were initially seconded to Waterways Ireland and two of those are now employed by the organisation. The reasons for transferring of services are a matter for the individuals concerned.
Lord Rooker: The qualifications required for the post of head of administration in the Marketing and
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Communications Division in Waterways Ireland are either a degree or equivalent with a minimum of five years relevant experience or a minimum of 10 years' experience in an administrative role, where at least five years of which has involved staff management responsibilities, in a commercial, voluntary or public sector environment. The person appointed to the post met these criteria. The appointment of the individual concerned to the post is a matter for the chief executive.
Lord Rooker: The primary reason for the under-spending at Waterways Ireland has been the protracted delay in the project to provide a new purpose-built headquarters for the body, in Enniskillen. It has not been possible to reallocate the funding as the same immediate financial requirement would have arisen at any time during the intervening period, had work commenced. As the project is now planned to commence in 2006, the funding remains essential to ensure the successful completion of the new headquarters. Other reasons for under-spending are delayed recruitment of staff to the body and delays in the planning process.
In how many years since its creation Waterways Ireland has under-spent its budget; and, for each year in which Waterways Ireland was under-spent, whether they will show how the under-spend was broken down into capital, administration and other costs; and give the main reasons for the under-spends. [HL1945]
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The main reason for under-spend of capital budget allocations is delay on buildings projects, notably the new Waterways Ireland headquarters in Enniskillen and additional capital projects in the Republic of Ireland which have been subject to planning delays. The capital under-spending is not cumulative. Under-spend on administration and other costs is due to the effect on payroll costs of delays in staff recruitment.
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