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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Bassam of Brighton): The code of conduct which was agreed at the ECOFIN Council of 1 December 1997 notes that it is advisable that principles aimed at abolishing harmful tax measures
Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: No Health and Social Services Trust has fully implemented Regulation 16 of the Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998. Due to the complexity of this particular regulation, its implementation is being pursued through discussions between employing authorities and staff organisations on a regional basis.
Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton: Northern Ireland's share of the extra National Health Service funding announced by my right honourable friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer is £696 million. The extra allocations are £53 million in 2000-01, £82 million in 2001-02, £211 million in 2002-03 and £350 million in 2003-04. Mr Howarth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health in Northern Ireland, has consulted a broad cross-section of health and personal social service interests on how these resources can best be targeted and will announce his decision shortly on the allocation of this year's additional resources.
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