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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what improvements are planned for the sewerage infrastructure of the Laurelvale and Tandragee area. [10356]

Mr. Woodward: The Chief Executive of Water Service (Mrs. Katharine Bryan) has been asked to write to the hon. Lady in response to this question.

Letter from Mrs. Katharine Bryan to Mrs. Iris Robinson dated 11 July 2005.

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Speech Therapy

Dr. Alasdair McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the provision of speech therapy support to children with special educational needs at Belvoir Park Primary School in Belfast South; and if he will take steps to improve the provision of such support. [11280]

Angela E. Smith: Officials from the Department of Education have been in contact with the South Eastern Education and Library Board, in which area Belvoir Park Primary School is situated. The Board is aware of the problem and has written to the Eastern Health and Social Services Board, expressing deep concern and requesting an early meeting. I have asked to be informed of the outcome of that meeting.

Staff Development

Mr. Donaldson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Department of Education has spent on implementing its policy of staff development and performance review. [11368]

Angela E. Smith: My Department has spent £1.7k on implementing the Performance Review and Staff Development (PRSD) scheme which will apply to all teachers in grant-aided schools from the 1 September 2005. This covered the cost of training all principals,
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nominated school governors and the appointment, training and employment of the external advisors to provide quality, objective and focussed advice to school governors in the review of the principal.


Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many teachers are employed in (a) Catholic maintained schools and (b) non-Catholic maintained schools; and what the average gross salary paid to teachers in each category was for the last year for which figures are available. [11352]

Angela E. Smith: There are 7,063 permanent teachers currently employed in Catholic maintained schools and 10,142 in non-Catholic maintained schools. The average gross salary for each category for the 2004–05 financial year was £221,287,678.38 for Catholic maintained schools and £306,271,691.36 for the non-Catholic maintained schools.

Transfers Tourist Board

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his response of 13 June 2005, Official Report, column 92W, on the Northern Ireland Transfers Tourist Board, if he will break down the totals by district council area. [11072]

Angela E. Smith: The following table gives the total Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) grant assistance paid to tourism related businesses in each Northern Ireland council area since 1999 (financial years).

It should also be noted that financial assistance was provided to accommodation projects by the NITB up until March 2002 however since April 2002 this assistance has been administered through Invest NI.

Across all council areas and x-border1,213,839.871,166,946.381,366,717.37
Antrim Borough Council557,314.39120,498.7093,841.90
Ards Borough Council314,121.58293,261.782,246.19
City and District Council96,532.46710,783.872,058,104.99
Ballymena Borough Council109,462.7024,844.959,940.30
Ballymoney Borough Council11,418.70117,773.4110,854.24
Banbridge District Council2,100.00500.0043,381.62
Belfast City Council1,004,640.331,504,387.322,123,103.00
Carrickfergus Borough Council8,871.4197,548.91147,818.58
Castlereagh Borough Council31,500.004,200.000.00
Coleraine Borough Council97,795.94602,739.79168,600.48
Cookstown District Council26,138.4430,113.00500.00
Craigavon Borough Council1,209.8215,724.340.00
Derry City Council609,542.64531,512.511,753,139.92
Down District Council1,508,804.362,088,662.11561,591.78
Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council161,791.7935,289.9124,824.64
Fermanagh District Council452,050.36354,196.741,408,109.86
Larne Borough Council20,493.30402,233.37508,782.01
Limavady Borough Council71,454.63120,454.3824,221.50
Lisburn Borough Council35,685.5158,145.9239,709.83
Magherafelt District Council3,117.3856,945.49181,109.83
Moyle District Council391,445.84950,834.44574,033.40
Newry and Mourne District Council242,217.76158,801.38130,960.31
Newtownabbey Borough Council900.001,000.00600.00
North Down Borough Council53,504.5221,800.00700.00
Omagh District Council261,931.26173,876.03156,208.68
Strabane District Council15,045.8615,984.301,140.00

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Across all council areas and x-border1,214,735.451,993,209.781,666,684.318,622,133.16
Antrim Borough Council9,700.000.000.00781,354.99
Ards Borough Council56,736.5857,375.740.00723,741.87
City and District Council26,630.5623,991.200.002,916,043.08
Ballymena Borough Council1,500.001,000.000.00146,747.95
Ballymoney Borough Council0.0013,047.180.00153,093.53
Banbridge District Council0.000.000.0045,981.62
Belfast City Council58,800.6321,000.0038,314.954,750,246.23
Carrickfergus Borough Council1,500.00500.000.00256,238.90
Castlereagh Borough Council0.000.000.0035,700.00
Coleraine Borough Council43,768.9835,410.620.00948,315.81
Cookstown District Council100,348.630.000.00157,100.07
Craigavon Borough Council0.000.000.0016,934.16
Derry City Council57,680.4611,654.987,123.972,970,654.48
Down District Council30,236.4415,172.100.004,204,466.79
Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council0.0020,790.002,310.00245,006.34
Fermanagh District Council11,476.9141,857.9215,392.472,283,084.26
Larne Borough Council1,500.000.000.00933,008.68
Limavady Borough Council2,300.004,602.910.00223,033.42
Lisburn Borough Council3,500.002,021.790.00139,063.05
Magherafelt District Council17,416.400.000.00258,589.10
Moyle District Council24,185.9212,072.630.001,952,572.23
Newry and Mourne District Council37,397.603,379.5135,775.13608,531.69
Newtownabbey Borough Council0.000.000.002,500.00
North Down Borough Council700.000.000.0076,704.52
Omagh District Council2,368.520.007,093.37601,477.86
Strabane District Council25,432.990.000.0057,603.15

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