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Mr. Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the funds allocated to Step into Sport have been spent; and how many volunteers have been recruited. 
Mr. Caborn: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office jointly allocated £7 million to Step into Sport, enabling roll-out from April 2002 to 200 school sport partnerships. By summer 2004 it is expected that some 50,000 young people will have taken sports leaders awards of which 1) some 20,000 will have
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helped run festivals of sport for primary schools and 2) some 4,000 will have been supported to begin volunteering in local sports clubs. In addition Sport England is supporting 16 national governing bodies of sport and all 45 county sports partnerships to develop and implement volunteer support strategies.
Mr. Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2003, Official Report, columns 16667W, on sports expenditure, if she will break down by funding block the £103.5 million spent by her Department on sport in 2003. 
Mr. Caborn: The £103.5 million is analysed as follows.
|Commonwealth Games Ceremonies||8,301,000|
|Step into Sport||2,271,000|
|Other Support and Subsidy||1,094,000|
|Football Licensing Authority Grant in Aid||955,000|
|Sport England Grant in Aid||80,324,000|
|Space for Sports and Arts||10,100,000|
Sport England's Grant in Aid includes a £28 million allocation of funding to support Manchester Commonwealth Games.
Mr. Hawkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to provide further support to the Sportsmatch scheme. 
Mr. Caborn: The Sportsmatch scheme is funded by Sport England, which confirms that the present level of funding will be maintained until 200506. Sportsmatch will receive £3.675 million in each of the financial years 200304, 200405 and 200506. The level of funding for future years will be reviewed by the Department and Sport England well in advance of the end of the present funding arrangements.
Tony Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to discuss with the BBC during the review of its Charter the development of sub-regional television stations. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 19 January 2004]: Charter review is an open and transparent process, characterised by extensive public consultation and debate. The process is at an early stage and the review will cover the full range of the BBC's activities.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to visit domestic tourist attractions (a) in and (b) outside London. 
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Tessa Jowell: During the next few months I have to date plans to visit the following domestic tourist attractions:
(b) Outside London she plans to visit:
Mr. Hawkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what additional funding the Government will provide for UK rowing, to enable the UK to host the (a) 2005 Rowing World Cup and (b) 2006 Rowing World Championships. 
Mr. Caborn: UK Sport is working closely with the Amateur Rowing Association on its application for funding for the 2005 Rowing World Cup, with the aim of submitting it to the Major Events Steering Group in April before further consideration by the UK Sports Council.
UK Sport has already made a grant under the Major Events Programme to the Association of £1,150,000 towards staging the 2006 World Championships.
Mr. Hawkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to appoint a new long-term full-time chairman of UK Sport. 
Mr. Caborn: The interim chair of UK Sport, Sue Campbell, was appointed in September 2003 for up to 18 months and we do not expect to appoint a permanent chair until her term of office expires.
Mr. Woodward: To ask the Minister for Women what the Government's policy is on transparency of remuneration in relation to equal pay; and what plans the Government have to achieve equal pay for men and women performing the same job description where women are paid less than their male counterparts. 
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Jacqui Smith: The Government are taking the issue of transparency of pay seriously. We believe that secrecy can perpetuate the gender pay gap. Employers must ensure that pay systems and practices do not lead to pay inequalities between men and women. This is particularly important with discretionary performance pay and bonuses. We have introduced the equal pay questionnaire to help people who think they have an equal pay problem find out from their employers whether this is the case. We believe that carrying out an equal pay review should be good business practice for every employer and have developed a number of initiatives to help them, including funding the Equal Opportunities Commission to develop equal pay toolkits. We are working in partnership with business, trade unions, the EOC and Opportunity Now to ensure that 35 per cent. of large employers have done pay reviews by 2006. We are also improving the way the Equal Pay Act works in practice and will be consulting shortly on proposals to speed up and simplify complex equal value cases.
Stephen Hesford: To ask the Minister for Women what plans she has to bring forward amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act to introduce a public duty to promote gender equality. 
Ms Hewitt: The Government are taking forward a significant legislative agenda on equality matters, and they have committed themselves to introduce a duty on public bodies to promote equality of opportunity for women and men generally when parliamentary time allows.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his oral answer of 21 January 2004, Official Report, column 1321, if he will (a) meet the relatives of the three detainees held in a Cairo prison and (b) make representations to President Mubarak on the case being adjourned twice. 
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The Prime Minister: As I explained to the hon. Member at Prime Minister's Questions, I am fully aware of the circumstances of this case and understand the disappointment of the men's relatives that the case has been adjourned again.
The UK Ambassador in Cairo has raised our concerns about the case with the Egyptian Foreign Minister on 15 January, one of many representations we have made to the Egyptian authorities. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have also met the men's families on four occasions.
As the Department which leads on consular cases overseas, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers should continue to make representations to the Egyptian Government where appropriate and maintain contact with the men's families.
Mr. Alan Duncan: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the total expenditure on (a) information campaigns and (b) advertising was for the Lord Chancellor's Department in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Lammy: The information is listed in the following table.
Over the period in question, the Lord Chancellor's Department spent £4,179,300 on one information campaign in 200001, of which £1,347,600 was spent on advertising. The purpose of this campaign was to raise public awareness of the Community Legal Service, set up in April 2000, to provide legal advice and guidance to the public.
Since it became the Department of Constitutional Affairs in June 2003, my Department has also run a campaign to recruit more people from under-represented groups and younger people to the magistracy. The total expenditure to date on this campaign has been £207,000 on regional bus, radio and press advertising.
|Financial year May-March||(a) Expenditure on information campaigns||(b) Expenditure on advertising|
|Public Trust Office||0||0|
|Public Trust Office||0||0|
|Public Trust Office||0||0|
|Public Trust Office||0||0|
(7) The Public Guardianship Office replaced PTO in April 2003.
(8) The Department for Constitutional Affairs replaced LCD on June 2003.
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Mr. Alan Duncan: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the total expenditure on (a) information campaigns and (b) advertising was for his Department since its creation. 
Mr. Lammy: Since it was set up on 12 June 2003, my Department has (a) spent £207,000 on one information campaign to encourage more people from under-represented groups and younger people to become magistrates.
(b) This information campaign has only comprised advertising, of which the expenditure to date is:
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