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Management Consultancies

Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which five management consultancies received the highest value of contracts awarded by her Department in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of the contracts awarded to each. [12579]

Mr. Caborn: The total value of contacts awarded to the five relevant management consultancies in the last three years, is as follows:
Hay Group136,195
Stanton Harris85,00
Atkins Management Consultants44,965
Spectrum Strategy Consultants205,000
ASK Europe Plc.130,070
Philip Graf80,000
Europe Economics47,000
PA Consulting151,410
Patrick Barwise96,000
Shared Intelligence61,300

National Lottery

Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the Government's policy on allowing rival lottery operators to compete for sales with the national lottery. [12442]

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Mr. Caborn: It remains the Government's policy that, in the interests of maximising income for good causes, the national lottery should be protected from competition from other lotteries through limits on their sales and prizes. Those limits are subject to periodic review.

Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the highest individual payment awarded from the lottery in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK has been in each year since 1997; and which project or organisations was awarded the payment in each case. [12923]

Mr. Caborn: The table shows the highest award made in each of the areas specified.

The table is derived from the Department's lottery award database, searchable at, which uses information supplied by the Lottery distributors.
Distributing bodyAmount (£)
1997Heritage Lottery Fund3,000,000
1998Heritage Lottery Fund115,300
1999Community Fund5,000
2000Community Fund88,413
2001Sport England287,328
2002Community Fund179,026
2003Community Fund148,731
2004New Opportunities Fund804,477
2005Awards For All (England) Joint Scheme5,000
South Tyneside
1997Heritage Lottery Fund3,000,000
1998Heritage Lottery Fund241,800
1999New Opportunities Fund3,031,000
2000Community Fund325,500
2001Heritage Lottery Fund866,500
2002New Opportunities Fund997,901
2003Community Fund191,442
2004New Opportunities Fund2,409,500
2005Home Front Recall7,868
North East
1997Arts Council England6,947,000
1998Heritage Lottery Fund6,949,000
1999North East47,308,500
2000Heritage Lottery Fund5,047,000
2001Heritage Lottery Fund4,140,000
2002Heritage Lottery Fund10,258,750
2003Heritage Lottery Fund10,000,000
2004Millennium Commission2,750,000
2005Community Fund300,000
1997Millennium Commission604,000,000
1998Heritage Lottery Fund30,939,800
1999Sport England120,000,000
2000Sport England92,000,000
2001Heritage Lottery Fund20,500,000
2002Millennium Commission100,000,000
2003New Opportunities Fund38,650,000
2004Sport England21,320,000
2005Heritage Lottery Fund20,000,000

Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Department's definition is of the principle of additionality in relation to the use of lottery good cause funding. [13250]

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Mr. Caborn: It is set out in our July 2003 policy statement:

As the statement made clear, the same basic principle has been expressed in slightly different ways in the past by successive Governments.

Olympics 2012

Mr. Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture,Media and Sport (1) who will operate the new Olympic scratchcard game; and when contracts will be awarded; [12418]

(2) whether the new Olympics scratchcard game will be operated on a not-for-profit basis. [12752]

Mr. Caborn: The scratchcard will be operated as part of the national lottery by Camelot, whose licence to run the lottery was awarded in 2002. In accordance with that licence Camelot is entitled to a profit for effective performance.

Mr. Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the new Olympic scratchcard game is expected to be on sale. [12419]

Mr. Caborn: The scratchcard will be available shortly, subject to regulatory approval by the National Lottery Commission.

Mr. Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of thelikely effect on household spending on gambling ofthe introduction of the new Olympics scratchcard game. [12759]

Mr. Caborn: We do not think that the scratchcard will have any significant impact on overall household spending.

Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Government plan to publish costings and funding arrangements between her Department, the Treasury and the London Mayor for the Olympic Games; and in what form she expects them to be published. [12367]

Tessa Jowell [holding answer 18 July 2005]: The funding arrangements for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 agreed between the Government and the Mayor of London are set out in the Memorandum of Understanding attached to Command Paper 5867, dated June 2003. Costings for the Games were contained in the Candidature File submitted to the International Olympic Commission in November 2004, copies of which were placed in the Library of the House.

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what role is planned for Shropshire in the London Olympics 2012. [11872]

Tessa Jowell: I am determined that the whole of the United Kingdom benefits from the Olympic games in 2012.

As we set out to the International Olympic Committee, we expect the 2012 Olympic games and paralympic games to be an inspiration to our children
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and young people, to get involved in sporting activity and engage with the UK wide cultural festival and education programme.

The games will also deliver significant economic benefits. The games will attract investment, offer UK companies the opportunity to compete for billions of pounds worth of contracts, offer each nation and region the opportunity to bid for preparation camps and provide a welcome boost to the UK tourism industry.

I am aware that Lilleshall, as part of the English Institute of Sport, is already providing world class facilities and services to a number of elite athletes and aspiring athletes, particularly the sport of gymnastics, to enable them to compete and deliver success at the highest level.

I also had the pleasure of visiting Much Wenlock, the inspiration for the modern Olympic movement, recently. I am aware of their proud involvement with the Olympic games and I am sure they will want to be involved as our plans for 2012 are developed.

Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what mechanisms are being put in place to ensure that there are no cost overruns in the London Olympics. [11893]

Tessa Jowell [holding answer 13 July 2005]: London's bid underwent rigorous assessment by the International Olympic Committee, Treasury and the Office of Government Commerce. The Government remains committed to ensuring the 2012 games are delivered on time and on budget.

The London Olympics Bill, now before the House, proposes an Olympic delivery authority (ODA) to co-ordinate all aspects of Olympic infrastructure and transport planning. The ODA will work closely with the London Organising Committee to ensure delivery of the project to time and to budget, and their progress will be overseen by the Olympic stakeholders: myself, the Major and the chair of the British Olympic Association.

Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will consider Chorley for a cycle training camp for the 2012 Olympics. [12238]

Mr. Caborn: I am aware that Rivington park played a key role in the delivery of the 2002 Commonwealth games, hosting the outdoor cycling events, including the mountain bike events, the road races and the road time trials.

Decisions on the location of training camps will be taken by National Olympic Committees choosing to hold them. As far as I am aware, no decisions have yet been taken about the location of training camps for the 2012 Olympics.

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