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Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of its total budget was spent by Lancashire local education authority on special needs education in each of the last 10 years. 
|Budgeted net expenditure on the provision of education for children with special educational needs(7)(5508220008) (£)||Total|
education revenue expenditure(9)(£)
|Budgeted net expenditure on the provision of education for children with SEN as a percentage of total education revenue expenditure|
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many secondary school
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teachers have (a) a first class, (b) an upper second, (c) a lower second, (d) a third class degree and (e) no degree. 
Jacqui Smith: The following table provides degree class information for full-time regular teachers in service in maintained secondary schools in 2003, the latest information available. For comparison, the degree class of those teachers qualifying during 2002 is also provided.
|Year of qualification|
|Class of degree||All years||2002|
|3rd and unclassified honours||6.0||4.0|
|No degree recorded(13)||1.5||0.5|
Dr. Ladyman: Options for improvements to the A303 past Stonehenge will be considered in the review of options which we announced in July. We expect to announce the terms of reference for the review shortly.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons a stretch of the A5 was closed on Sunday 18 September; on whose authority the road was closed; for what period of time it was closed; and if he will make a statement. 
On 11 September, the Highways Agency started major reconstruction and resurfacing works on the A5 at its junction with the B4036 at Long Buckby Northampton. This involved full closure of the A5 on two successive weekends between 16 and 19 September and between 23 and 26 September. The closures operated between 21:00hrs on Friday and 06:00hrs on Monday.
There were also overnight closures on the westbound carriageway of the A5 near the Motor Institution Research Agency, in Nuneaton. On the weekend identified the closures operated between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs on Saturday 17 September and on Sunday 18 September. The road reopened to traffic at 06:00hrs on Monday 19 September.
The A5 was closed on each occasion by means of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order issued under the authority of the Secretary Of State for Transport. These closures were necessary to comply with the Health and Safety requirement, as the width of the carriageway is insufficient to provide adequate safety zones for the workforce while traffic is flowing.
We are working on a number of proposals to extend eligibility for blue badges (including extending the scheme to children under the age of two and people
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with temporary disabilities). These will require changes to regulations and we will consult on a draft regulatory package later this year.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the conferences and seminars that his Department organised between 1 September 2004 and 28 July 2005, broken down by (a) cost and (b) purpose. 
Ms Buck: The Department communicates where appropriate with organisations through seminars, workshops and exhibitions and holds internal events in the course of normal management. Records of these events are not held centrally, and details for the period September 2004 to July 2005 could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport over what period Crossrail was expected to make a return on its outlays at the original cost estimate; and what the current estimated period is for covering costs. 
Derek Twigg: Information on the economic assessment of Crossrail is available on the Crossrail website at www.crossrail.co.uk. The costs used within the assessment are consistent with the estimate of £10.292 million (quarter 1 2002 prices) contained in the parliamentary estimate of expense submitted with the Crossrail hybrid Bill.
Derek Twigg: I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 18 October 2005, Official Report, columns 88687W to the hon. Member for Lewes (Norman Baker), which provided details of the number of cycle lanes built by all local highway authorities since we started to collect these figures in 200102. The information for Southend is however set out in the following table for ease of reference.
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