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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will break down by declared religious affiliation and area of responsibility the number of staff employed at the Headquarters of the South Eastern Education and Library Board. 
Maria Eagle: The following table shows the composition of the South Eastern Education and Library Boards workforce by community background as at 23 March 2007. The information has been provided by the Chief Executive of the South Eastern Education and Library Board.
|Protestant||Roman Catholic||Non Determined||Total|
|(1 )Represents the percentage of Protestant, Roman Catholic and Non Determined persons within a group.|
(2 )Represents the percentage of those persons within a group for whom a community background i.e. Protestant and Roman Catholic was determined.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on sending commissioners at the South Eastern education and library board on training courses since they were appointed. 
Maria Eagle: I have been advised by the Chief Executive of the South Eastern Education and Library Board that since their appointment, the Board has incurred no costs through training courses for the commissioners.
Dr. Alasdair McDonnell:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much each education
and library board spent on legal advice in relation to special educational needs cases in each of the last five years. 
Maria Eagle: Each education and library board (ELB) spent the following amounts on legal advice in relation to special educational needs cases in the last five years. These exclude ELB solicitor costs which are included under ELB costs.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on which roads in Northern Ireland a 20 mile per hour speed limit is imposed; and what assessment he has made of the effect on road safety at each location of such a limit. 
You recently asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland a Parliamentary Question regarding, on which roads in Northern Ireland a 20 mile per hour speed limit is imposed; and what assessment he has made of the effect on road safety at each location of such a limit.
As this issue falls within my responsibility as Chief Executive of Roads Service, I have been asked to reply.
By way of background, I should explain that a 20 mph speed limit is not normally introduced on individual roads. It is more common to introduce 20 mph zones, which are a form of traffic calming in residential areas where an extensive network of streets is involved and where self-enforcing measures can be provided to reduce vehicle speeds to approximately 20mph. Where speeds have been reduced to 20 mph by self-enforcing measures, it is then possible to introduce a mandatory 20 mph limit. However, if the level of traffic calming measures is insufficient to reduce speeds to around 20 mph, then it is unlikely that the Police Service of Northern Ireland would agree to the introduction of a mandatory 20 mph limit.
Roads Service has implemented forty-eight 20 mph residential zones, the locations of which are listed in the following table. In addition, Roads Service is currently progressing a 20 mph zone for the Scrabo Estate, in Newtownards, through the approval stage.
Roads Service currently monitors the effectiveness of all traffic calming schemes, including 20 mph zones, and this information is published in our annual Road Safety Engineering Report, a copy of which can be obtained from our website at: http://www.roadsni.gov.uk/Publications/specific/RoadSafetyEngReport0405-0506.pdf or by writing to Mr Brian Maxwell, Network Traffic Telematics Manager, Traffic Information and Control Centre, 1b Airport Road, Belfast, BT3 9DY. For each scheme, the number of injury collisions occurring over the three year period following introduction of a scheme, is compared with the collision history for a similar period prior to the works.
At fourteen of the above forty-eight locations, where full monitoring data is available, there have been 88 fewer collisions involving an injury. This equates to a 32% reduction compared with a similar period before introduction of the 20 mph zones.
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