§ Mr. Mallon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many posts in the Northern Ireland Civil Service of the grade equivalent to that of the post of audit manager for the Northern Ireland Court Service as advertised in competition PB/1/04 advertised in each of the last five years(a) have and (b) have not been reserved. 
§ Mr. Pearson
Nine competitions to fill posts at this level were advertised as follows.298W
Competitions 1999–2000 1 2000–01 1 2001–02 4 2002–03 2 2003–04 1
The competitions were advertised on the basis that none of the posts were reserved for UK nationals.