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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how the performance data for 2004 public service agreement no. 2 will be published after the Strategic Rail Authority is wound up. 
Derek Twigg: From April 2005, the Office of Rail Regulation took over the publication of National Rail Trends". This document contains the data used to measure the achievement of public service agreement target no. 2.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many victims of violence were recorded by the British Transport police in each year since 199899, (a) in total and (b) broken down by region. 
The Home Office introduced a National Crime Recording Standard (NCRS) that all police forces across England and Wales were required to adopt. BTP adopted this standard on 1 April 2002. The impact of the new recording standard saw an increase in recorded crime nationally.
BTP have also been proactive in encouraging victims of assaults, whether a passenger or a member of rail staff, to report these offences. This includes the creation of dedicated staff assault teams within the BTP areas.
Mr. Lammy: Mr. Andrew Cunningham was not employed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport or its predecessors before June 2001 when he and his policy responsibilities were transferred to the Department from the Home Office as part of the Machinery of Government Changes. At that time, Mr. Cunningham was made Head of the Licensing Policy Team with responsibility for advising Ministers on all policy matters relating to the reform of the alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment licensing laws, including preparation of the Licensing Bill. His current responsibility is to lead the teams charged with implementing the Licensing Act 2003.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will reply to the letter of 12 September from the hon. Member for Aylesbury which her Department acknowledged on 16 September (reference CMS 22830/DC) about the Department's guidance on the Licensing Act 2003. 
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by her Department since May 1997, broken down by Act. 
[holding answer 9 November 2005]: The following is a list of criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport since May 1997, broken down by Act:
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s.43(1); s.103(1) and (2); s.125(1); s.126(1) and (2); s.127(1) and (2); s.133(1); s.143(1) and (2); s.144(1) and (3); s.171(5); s.363(2) and (3); s.393(10); schedule 11 paragraphs 13(8), (9) and (10).
s.33(6); s.40(2); s.41(5); s.46(4); s.49(5); s.56(3); s.57(4) and (7); s.59(5); s.82(6); s.83(6); s.93(3); s.94(5), (6) and (9); s.96(5); s.108(3); s.109(4) and (8); s.123(2); s.127(4); s.128(6); s.132(4); s.134(5); s.135(4); 5.136(1): 5.137(1); s138(1); 5.140(1); s.141(1); 5.142(1); s.143(1); s.144(1); s. 145(1); 5.146(1), (2) and (3); s.147(1) and (3); s. 148(1) and (2); s. 149(1), (3) and (4); s. 150(1) and (2); s.151(1), (2) and (4); s.152(1); s.153(1); s.156(1); s.157(5); s.158(1); s.160(4); s.161(6); s.165(7); s.168(8); s.179(4); schedule 8 paragraph 10(1); schedule 8 paragraph 22(1).
s.33(1); s.37(1); s.41(1); s.42(1); s.43 (1); s.44(1); s.46(1); s.47(1), (4), (5), (6) and (7); s.48(1); s.49; s.50(1); s.51(1); s.52; s.53; s.54(l) and (2); s.55(1) and (4); s.56(1); s.57(1); s.58; 5.59(1); s.101(6); 5.105(3); 5.108(2); s.109(4); 5.122(5); 5.134(2); s.138(3); 5.139(2); 5.185(2); s.186(6); s.229(2); s.242(1) and (2); s.243(1) and (2); s.244(1); s.245(1); s.258(1); s.259(1); s.260(2); 5.261(2); s.262; 5.275(7); 5.281(7); s.301(2); s.316(5); 5.326(1); s.328(5); 5.330(1); s.331(1); s.337(5); s.342(1); s.345(5); schedule 10 paragraph 20; schedule 12 paragraphs 13(1) and 15(6); schedule 13 paragraph 10(1); schedule 14 paragraph 20.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research the Government have undertaken into the impact on public welfare of increasing the number of fixed odds betting terminals. 
The Government have not directly commissioned research into fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). An independent report, funded by the Association of British Bookmakers, by European Economics and MORI was published in April 2005 and subjected to DCMS commissioned peer review. It found
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no evidence to suggest FOBTs led to an increase in problem gambling. A second study is due to be published by the end of the year and will again be subjected to the same level of scrutiny. The Gambling Commission will undertake prevalence studies into gambling every three years which will enable the Government to scrutinise trends in British gambling habits. The first of these will be published in 2007.
Mr. Kemp: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the consideration by her Department of the possibility of England bidding to host the 2018 World Cup will include an assessment of suitable venues in Sunderland city council area. 
Mr. Caborn: My right hon. Friends, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport announced a feasibility study to assess whether England should bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 in England on 19 November 2005.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what baseline percentages she is using for the purposes of measuring performance against 2004 public service agreement target 3. 
Mr. Lammy: The public service agreement target 3 will be measured using the Taking Part Survey. The baseline percentages for measuring performance against the target will be data collected from interviews conducted between July 2005 and July 2006.
Indicative baselines will be published quarterly, with the first of these released in December 2005. However, due to the use of interim weighting and the effects of seasonality the final baseline percentages will not be set until the full year of data are available. The final baselines will be released in late 2006.
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