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Sue Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of (a) paper and (b) other goods purchased by her Department was recycled paper in each year since 1997; what the annual total cost of these purchases was; what plans there are to increase these proportions; and if she will make a statement. 
Dr. Howells: All paper purchased for use in photocopiers, printers and Fax machines is recycled paper. Where the quality of the end product allows, all print orders also specify recycled paper is to be used. Paper is purchased as part of general stationery and that commodity before 20002001 was not recorded as a separate cost. In year 20002001 expenditure on paper was £27,450. In it 20012002 it was £29,363. The DCMS has in place, an Environmental Management System, one aspect of which is sustainable procurement, and central to which is the requirement for continuous improvement in environmental performance.
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 1 July 2002]: We have contacted Sport England to request this information and I will write to the hon. Member as soon as it is available, placing copies of my letter in the Libraries of both Houses.
Sue Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will implement plans to invest in school sports as announced by the Prime Minister on 11 January 2001 and 9 June. 
Mr. Caborn: DCMS/DfES are working together to deliver the PE school sport and club links project outlined by the PM in his announcements. Already 1.8 million primary pupils are benefiting from our investment in the school sports coordinators (SSCo) programme. Where SSCo partnerships have been established,
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pupils are enjoying increased: extra-curricular provision; opportunities for competitive sport; links with secondary schools easing the transition between Key Stages Two and Three; access to qualified sports coaches; and opportunities to access training in sports leadership. By September this year there will be 142 specialist sports colleges supporting 742 SSCos and 3,576 primary link teachers. SSCOs will be key in delivering the entitlement for all 5 to 16-year-olds to two hours a week of high quality school sport and physical education within and beyond the curriculum. We will extend the SSCo programme to reach all primary pupils by 2006 (subject to spending review decisions).
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 1 July 2002]: We have contacted Sport England to request the information, and I will write to the hon. Member as soon as it is available, placing copies of my letter in the Libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will make a statement on the impact on the English Tourism Council of her plans to change the marketing of tourism in England; 
(3) if she will make a statement on her plans to change the marketing of tourism in England; and what progress has been made; 
(4) if she will make a statement on the long-term future of the English Tourism Council; 
(5) if her plans to change the marketing of tourism in England would transfer functions of the English Tourism Council to (a) her Department, (b) the regional tourist boards, (c) the regional development agencies and (d) other companies or organisations; 
(6) if she will list those who were consulted about her plans to change the marketing of tourism in England prior to their announcement; 
(7) if she will make a statement on the marketing of tourism in England. 
Dr. Howells [holding answer 1 July 2002]: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State's announcement on 13 May of a programme of modernisation and radical change followed a full day seminar in October 2001,
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discussion at the Tourism Summit of Ministers in March 2002 and a Tourism Forum meeting in April 2002. In addition, there has been close consultation with Alan Britten (chairman of the English Tourism Council) and with chairs of regional development agencies as well as informal discussion with many people in the tourism industry over the last year.
Since that announcement, good progress has been made in developing plans for the domestic marketing of English tourism. I have chaired two meetings of a small steering group, comprising senior representatives of the English Tourism Council, British Tourist Authority, Tourism Alliance, regional development agencies, regional tourist boards, Local Government Association and the private sector. We have considered a model for public-private coalition for domestic marketing and made an initial assessment of priorities for strategic delivery of other support to the industry, including considering the roles to be played by the regional development agencies, regional tourist boards and local government.
In due course, we will make a further statement on the marketing of English tourism within the UK, a role which is not currently carried out at national level. However, the events of 2001 illustrated its huge potential and we intend to respond to that opportunity, since it will increase the long-term growth potential and sustainability of the industry. The industry is fully in support of this strategic change and key areas that the new organisation (a radically reformed English Tourism Council) is likely to consider are: the development of a national marketing strategy (including e-tourism and the usefulness and appropriateness of websites such as visitengland.org.uk); thematic marketing of England within the UK along the lines of what the British Tourist Authority does successfully abroad; engagement of the private sector (including match funding); and more efficient coordination of the huge expenditure on tourism marketing that already takes place at regional, sub-regional and local level.
The English Tourism Council has worked effectively to take forward much of what was set out in the Government's 1999 strategy, Tomorrow's Tourism; it has also engaged the regional tourist boards to work efficiently together, including piloting new ideas and disseminating the results of those projects. I am pleased with this progress and we now want to increase the emphasis on delivery and results. The regional development agencies are best placed, working in partnership with the regional tourist boards, to do much of this. Accordingly, we will radically change the English Tourism Council into a body that focuses on marketing and associated activities such as e-tourism and relevant research. We have not yet decided on any transfer of functions to the bodies referred to in the question and no changes are planned to visitengland.org.uk. We will make a fuller announcement once we have completed our deliberations.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual cost of retail crime to (a) business, (b) local authorities and (c) the police has been in the past three years. 
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Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 13 March 2002, Official Report, column 1100W, on European Documents, if he will make a statement on the nature of legislation under discussion in the fields of (a) visa policy, (b) information exchange and analysis, (c) pre-frontier measures, (d) border management, (e) improvement and co-ordination at operational level, (f) work of Europol and (g) aliens and criminals law and readmission and return. 
Beverley Hughes: The Action Plan on illegal immigration was adopted at the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 28 February 2002. Measures within the plan are to be implemented in the short and medium term, with short-term measures to be implemented as soon as possible and in principle within one year of adoption of the Action Plan. Outlined below are the short term measuresboth legislative and operativein the six areas of the plan:
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