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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport about the role Northern Ireland would play should the London bid to host the Olympic Games in 2012 be successful. 
Mr. Hanson: There is regular liaison with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in support of the London Bid and to maximise the opportunities for Northern Ireland who are also represented in the Nations and Regions Committee.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of how Northern Ireland may benefit should the London bid to host the Olympic games in 2012 be successful. 
Mr. Hanson: If London wins the bid to stage the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2012 it will have the potential to leave a lasting legacy of community facilities across the UK and inspire greater participation in sport.
The whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland, could also anticipate benefits through volunteering, hosting of pre-games preparation camps, increase in tourism, increased awareness of the benefits of participating in sport, economic and business procurement opportunities. I would also hope that competitors from Northern Ireland would participate in the games.
Angela E. Smith: There are no mainstream funds available to support an out-of-schools programme in Northern Ireland; such support could only be made from within the Northern Ireland block and at the expense of other services including mainstream classroom funding.
My Department is, however, pursuing a number of developments along similar lines, such as full service (extended) schools, education action zones and provision within the Belfast Board area that will be
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supported through the Integrated Development Fund. All these envisage schools as the learning hubs of their communities, supporting and encouraging provision throughout the extended school day. Breakfast clubs, homework clubs, sports and a range of other activities are already offered in many schools before and after school hours.
Mr. Woodward: This information is readily available in the annual reports of the Parades Commission, which are available in the Library, or alternatively can be downloaded from the Parades Commission website, www.paradescommission.org, and detail the Commission's operating costs for each year since its inception.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the earliest date is by which he expects to be able to end the 50:50 recruitment procedure for entry into the Police Service of Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Woodward: In line with the recommendations of the Independent Commission on Policing, it is our aim to achieve, by 201011, a composition within the PSNI regulars which includes 30 per cent. from a Catholic community background. I am happy to say that we are well on target to reach this goal.
The 50:50 recruitment provisions are subject to triennial review with the current order allowing for their continuation until 30 March 2007. Their renewal will be subject to a widespread consultation process and debates in both Houses.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to ensure that people employed by the Police Service in Northern Ireland as cleaning staff have the same terms and conditions of service after the review of cleaning services is concluded. 
Mr. Woodward: The terms and conditions of service of cleaning staff is a matter for the chief constable however I am assured that the outsourcing of this function will be managed within the TUPE framework.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children are defined as having behavioural problems in the South East Education and Library Board area; and if he will make a statement. 
Angela E. Smith: There were 1,477 children on special educational needs registers with emotional and behavioural difficulties attending schools and pre-school centres in the South Eastern Education and Library Board area in 200405.
Information about the number of pupils with behavioural problems who fall below the threshold for inclusion on a school's special educational needs register is not held centrally. However, support for pupils into this category will be re-considered shortly. The Department is awaiting a report from Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI), on the operation and effectiveness of the Boards' Behaviour Support teams, which were established in 199899 to support schools in managing this group of pupils. The findings will inform a decision on the future direction of this service and whether a major review is necessary.
The ETI issued another report in 2004 on Provision for Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties and Persistent and Challenging Behaviours in Special Schools in NI", which highlighted problems in this area. DE has subsequently made available additional resources to the Boards to help address these issues.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new road building projects in Northern Ireland are scheduled for the next five years; and what the anticipated cost of the construction is. 
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question regarding how many new road building projects in Northern Ireland are scheduled for the next five years; and what the anticipated cost of the construction is."
Roads Service defines major road projects as those where the scheme costs are estimated to exceed £1.0m. These schemes are referred to as Strategic Road Improvements (SRIs). Roads Service manages the delivery of SRIs through the following programmes:
Preparation PoolHigh priority schemes that Roads Service is committed to progressing through the statutory procedures of Environmental Appraisal, Direction Order (equivalent to planning approval) and Land Vesting. Preparation Pool schemes are expected to be implemented within the next 5 years or so (subject to clearing the statutory procedures, having a satisfactory economic appraisal and the availability of funds at the time).
Forward Planning ScheduleSchemes that perform well when assessed at feasibility stage and which are expected to be implemented within the next 10 years or so (subject to clearing the statutory procedures, having a satisfactory economic appraisal and the availability of funds at the time).
Therefore, schemes currently held in the Preparation Pool are the most likely to be implemented within the next 5 years (subject to clearing the statutory procedures, having a satisfactory economic appraisal and the availability of funds at the time). The table attached presents brief details of the 22 schemes currently held in the Preparation Pool, the cost of which is estimated to cost £476.7m.
|M1/Westlink||Widen 4.0 km M1 motorway and Westlink to 3 lanes in each direction with 2 new grade separated junctions||75.0|
|M2 Crosskennan slips||2No. on-slips onto M2 at Antrim Area Hospital||2.0|
|M2 Widening (Sandyknowes to Greencastle)||Additional lane on the Belfast bound carriageway from Sandyknowes Junction to Greencastle interchange, also 3 lanes through Greencastle interchange in northbound direction, includes replacement of 3No. overbridges||29.0|
|A1 Beechill to Cloghogue||12.1 km dual carriageway with GS junctions||102.0|
|A1 Junctions||4No. compact grade-separated junctions at Hillsborough, Dromore, Banbridge and Loughbrickland||16.0|
|A4 Dungannon to Ballygawley Dualling||20.5 km dual carriageway between Dungannon (end of dual carriageway) and Ballygawley roundabout, including 6 grade-separated junctions||102.0|
|A4/A5 Improvements||A4 Annaghilla3.2 km single carriageway realignment; A5 Tullyvar3.1 km single carriageway realignment||15.7|
|Cairnshill Park and Ride||Provision of 700800 space park and ride site with terminus building||10.0|
|Skeoge Link (revised), Londonderry||1.9 km four-lane carriageway link road||(25)5.3|
|A6 Dualling (M22 to Castledawson Roundabout)||12.6 km dual carriageway either side of Toome Bypass||(26)34.02|
|A20 Frederick Street Link, Newtownards||0.3 km single carriageway link road||1.1|
|A2 Broadbridge Dualling||6.75 km dual carriageway between Maydown Roundabout and City of Derry Airport||(26)19.8|
|A32 Cherrymount Link||1.1 km single carriageway link road||3.8|
|A4 Henry Street/Sligo Road Enniskillen||Additional traffic lane on approach to junction||1.1|
|A55 Knock Road, Belfast||0.62 km four lane carriageway between Clarawood and Kings Road||4.3|
|A514 Crescent Link, Londonderry||1.9 km dual carriageway (completing the dualling of Crescent Link)||4.6|
|A29 Carland Bridge||1.3 km single carriageway realignment||4.0|
|A20 Newtownards Southern Distributor||2.0 km link road from Blair Mayne Road South to Comber Road to Portaferry Road||(25)1.5|
|A5 Strabane Bypass Stage 3||1.0 km single carriageway bypass extension||2.9|
|A26/M2 Ballee Road East||1 .5 km of dual carriageway with two slip roads||6.1|
|A3 Armagh North and West Link Road||3.8 km single carriageway link road to the Portadown Road||15.4|
|A2 Shore Road||2.4 km four-lane carriageway from Jordanstown to Greenisland.||21.1|
|Total cost of Preparation Pool schemes||476.7|
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