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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which Bills introduced by her Department in the last five years have contained sunset clauses; and what plans she has for the future use of such clauses. 
Dr. Howells: The Department has introduced five bills in the last five years (National Heritage Act 1997, National Lottery Act 1998, Royal Parks (Trading) Act 2000, Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Act 2000 and the Culture and Recreation Bill introduced in 2001). None of these contained any sunset clauses. Decisions on the future use of such clauses will be made on a case-by-case basis and will be communicated to the House in the usual way.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people employed by the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible under the new deal for young people in each of the last four years have subsequently (a) found unsubsidised employment for more than 13 weeks and (b) returned to jobseekers allowance or other benefits. 
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Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make it her policy to include the Yeoman Warders, extraordinary bodyguard of the Sovereign, in the group eligible for award of the Queen's Golden Jubilee medal; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: The services receiving the commemorative medal are the armed forces and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and the "999" emergency services. Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London do not fall within these categories and are therefore ineligible for the medal.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received concerning the funding at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. 
Dr. Howells: My Department has recently received representations about funding for an exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester to showcase the objects used in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth games in July. I am pleased that my Department has been able to provide financial support to enable this exhibition to take place.
Dr. Howells: The Government are committed to improving the competitiveness of the domestic tourism market through an agenda of modernisation and long term strategic reform. The Government are working closely with key industry partners to achieve more consistent high standards and better value for money across the tourism industry.
Modernisation and reform will focus on raising the quality of the domestic product; improving skills and training; increasing the quality and quantity of tourism data and research; promoting the development of e-tourism; and providing stronger co-ordination of the promotion and marketing of England's tourist assets.
Baseline funding for English tourism will rise from £10 million in 200102 to £12 million this year and campaigns such as "Your Countryside, You're Welcome" will also support our tourism industry during 2002.
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The East of England Tourist Board (EETB) received funding of £550,400 in 200102 to support tourism in the region. The figure for 200203 has yet to be agreed. During 200102 the EETB also received additional funding of £425,000 from the East of England Development Agency and £180,000 from the English Tourism Council in response to the foot and mouth outbreak.
Furthermore, Essex county council will be spending £100,000 this year promoting Essex as a tourism destination and has recently collaborated with both the Countryside Agency, and Tastes of Anglia, to provide support for a spring campaign this year. The tourism industry in Essex also benefits from national tourism strategies, such as the "Your Countryside, You're Welcome" campaign, aimed at attracting visitors back to the English countryside.
Dr. Howells: The latest figure available for tourism- related industries is 2.1 million (September 2001). This equates to 7 per cent. of all employment in Great Britain. We do not have estimates for UK employment because Northern Ireland do their employment surveys separately.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what have been the total salary costs of each of the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible in each of the last five years. 
Dr. Howells: It is hoped that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will, in consultation with colleagues and the devolved administrations, make her recommendation to the Prime Minister towards the end of Spring 2003 having considered a report by an independent advisory panel. The Prime Minister will then make a nomination to the European Union. The European Union will ratify the United Kingdom's nomination during 2004.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reason members of the PSNI are deployed in Kosovo; and when it is planned to return them to police duties in Northern Ireland. 
Jane Kennedy: The Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), through the NIO, sought, as part of a UK wide contribution, a commitment by the RUC to the UN Mission in Kosovo. PSNI officers are deployed in Kosovo
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to assist in the restoration of normality, and law and order, by maintaining civil laws and orders, advising and assisting the Kosovo force in maintenance of public security and order and protecting and promoting human rights.
Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of employees of the PSNI were off sick on average on each day in the last month for which figures are available; and how many and what proportion of those were (a) absent on self-certification or without authorisation, (b) on sick leave of less than a week, (c) on sick leave of more than one week and less than one month, (d) on sick leave of more than one month and (e) on leave as a result of injuries sustained while on duty. 
|February 2002||Police officers||Support staff|
|Average total staff||9,445||3,439|
|Average of total number on sick absence||1,032||258|
|Average total percentage on sick absence||10.93||7.51|
|Average number 16 days||(4)145||(5)42|
|Average percentage sick 16 days||14.05||16.28|
|Average number 727 days||184||63|
|Average percentage 727 days||17.83||24.42|
|Average number sick greater than 27 days||703||153|
|Average percentage sick greater than 27 days||68.12||59.30|
|Average number sick per injury on duty||318||3|
|Average percentage sick per injury on duty||30.81||1.16|
(4) Includes 85 self certified
(5) Includes 31 self certified
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