§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many team leaders of the "Making Belfast Work" south and east team there have been in the past two years; how long the present acting team leader has been in position; when a permanent team leader will be appointed; and for what reasons there was no full-time replacement when the acting team leader was recently on leave. 
§ Mr. Moss
"Making Belfast Work", south and east team has had two team leaders in the past two years. An acting team leader has been in post since February 1996.
A Northern Ireland civil service trawl competition is under way at present to appoint a permanent team leader to the team.
Another team leader has been covering the south and east area until the acting team leader returns from leave. In accordance with normal practice, a full-time replacement is not provided to cover periods of leave.