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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps the Department of Education and South-Eastern Education and Library Board are taking to ensure that statemented and special needs children are not disadvantaged as a result of the deficit in the board's budget. 
Angela E. Smith: In recent years, the Department of Education has made available to all education and library boards, including the South Eastern Education and Library Board (SEELB), additional resources totalling £37.5 million over the 200506 to 200708 period for support to children with special educational needs. This has been further enhanced by the allocation of £5 million in 200607 and £15 million in 200708 in the recent Northern Ireland Budget and Priorities 200608.
Other earmarked allocations are also being made available to address specific areas of Special Educational Need. £2.9 million has been allocated in 200506 to help address need in the largest areas of growthAutism, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, Dyslexia, as well as the increase in children identified with SEN in mainstream settings. Similar allocations will be made in 200607 and 200708.
In order to meet those needs, SEELB has endeavoured to put in place adequate provision. To this end it has provided additional specialist support at Belvoir and Cumran primary schools, Ballynahinch high school and Killard and Tor Bank special schools.
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Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to alter the employer's contribution to the Northern Ireland Teachers' Superannuation Scheme following the recent Government Actuary's report. 
Angela E. Smith: Following the publication of the Government Actuary's report on 19 December 2005, the employers' contribution rate to the Northern Ireland Teachers' Superannuation Scheme will increase from 14 per cent. to 14.15 per cent., with effect from 1 April 2006.
Angela E. Smith: Responsibility for promoting tourism in Northern Ireland is shared between the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB), which provides strategic direction, and Tourism Ireland Ltd. (TIL) which markets Northern Ireland as part of the island of Ireland in key overseas markets.
NITB's Strategic Framework for Action 20042007 provides the basis for its activities. These include the development of five Signature Projects which will provide anchor tourist attractions across Northern Ireland. In addition, NITB is developing a series of Winning Themes" which include the promotion of business, activity and cultural tourism. These initiatives will be marketed aggressively by NITB within the island of Ireland and by TIL overseas.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of people from Great Britain that have visited Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
Angela E. Smith: Figures relating to the number of Great Britain visitors to Northern Ireland over the last five years (200004) and the forecast number of Great Britain visitors to Northern Ireland in 2005 are presented in the following table:
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will list the websites that come under his Department's responsibility; what the cost was of each in the last year for which figures are available; and how many visitors there were to each site in that year; 
The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) is responsible forthree websites, the NIO website, Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) website, and the Criminal Justice Services Northern Ireland (CJSNI) website. Associated costs for each website and number of visitors for the period January 2005 to December 2005 are as follows:
|Yearly maintenance costs (£)||Number of unique visitors (January to December 2005)|
|Northern Ireland Office||0||7,200||156,457|
|Organised Crime Task Force||11,406.90||400||21,811|
|Criminal Justice Services|
Mr. Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the civil servants in her Department's new projects remit who are responsible for action in respect of academies; what the (a) grade and (b) role in the Department is of each; and if she will list the actions they undertake in respect of academies. 
Jacqui Smith: The disclosure of the names of civil servants in the Academies Group's New Projects Unit is not compatible with the principles of the Data Protection Act. I have therefore given the grades and responsibilities of those staff in the following table:
|Head of New Projects||Grade 5||Head of Unit; Oversight of sponsor brokering; allocates academy projects to Project Leads; reports to Ministers on progress towards 2010 target.|
|Project Lead (x2)||Grade 7||Lead official on early academy project negotiations; supporting development of formal expression of interest progressing to submission for ministerial approval.|
|Team LeaderInternal Relations||Grade 7||Management of New Projects Office; correspondence and briefing; NPU contact for internal Dept policy meetings.|
|Team LeaderExternal Relations||Grade 7||Management of sponsor relations; lead official on due diligence policy; liaison with Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.|
|Assistant Project Lead (2)||Higher Executive Officer||Support to Project lead.|
|Internal Relations/Sponsor Support||Higher Executive Officer||Support to Heads of Internal and External Relations.|
|Ministerial Priorities||Fast Streamer||Direct support to Minister, Director of Academies and Head of NPU briefing on potential academy projects and leading on early academy project negotiations.|
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