§ Annabelle Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the award schemes in(a) 2001 and (b) 2002 promoted by the Department; what their scope was; when the relevant participating organisations are scheduled to be sent results; and whether other parties will be given notification of the results at the same time. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
The Northern Ireland Office did not promote any award schemes in 2001 and 2002. But it was involved in sponsoring NIHE Community Safety Awards.
The core Departments of the Northern Ireland Administration promoted the following award schemes in 2001 and 2002: 189W
Award scheme title Scope Results due date Simultaneous notification Public Authorities Awards Best in category October 2002 Yes Landscape Maintenance Awards Best in category October 2002 Yes The HPSS Quality Awards To recognise, reward and promote excellence in the provision of health and social care within the Health and Personal Social Services November 2002 Yes Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Environmental Awards Scheme Health and Social Services in Northern Ireland November 2002 Yes Beacon Awards The Association of Colleges in England and Wales administers the Beacon Awards programme. Beacon Awards are also open to Northern Ireland further Education colleges. The awards are designed to promote the interdependence of FE colleges and business, professional and voluntary organisations to their mutual advantage December 2002 Yes Food From Britain Export Awards: Northern Irish Exporter of the Year To celebrate the success of companies operating in international markets December 2002 Yes All Ireland Garden Centre of the Year Awards Best Garden Centre January 2003 Yes Best Developing Garden Centre Awards Most Improved Garden Centre January 2003 Yes NI Quality Award Public, private and voluntary sector organisations January 2003 No Steps to Excellence Public and voluntary sector organisations January 2003 No NI Quality Award Public, private and voluntary sector organisations January 2003 No Steps to Excellence Public and voluntary sector organisations January 2003 No Northern Ireland Business Education Awards To recognise and encourage the promotion of business education activities and links 12 March 2003 Yes