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In terms of sport, we are making good progress on the National School Sport Strategy. We are on course for 75 per cent. of five to 16-year-olds getting at least
two hours of high quality physical education and school sport by the end of this year. There was an 11 per cent. rise in the number of children in school sport partnerships doing two hours of quality physical education and school sport between 2003-04 and 2004-05.
However, we recognise that more needs to be done. That is why, for school sport, our plan is to makefrom September 2006overweight and obese children one of the target groups all school sport partnerships focus action on. We will also test out in a number of school sport partnerships what are most effective ways of supporting this target group of young people.
Mr. Moss: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many full-time equivalent civil service staff have been working in her Department on the tourism portfolio in each year since 1995, broken down by grade. 
Up to 2002-03, the marketing and promotion of Britain overseas was the responsibility of the British Tourist Authority. The support of tourism in England was the responsibility of the English Tourist Board up
to 1998-99, and the English Tourism Council up to 2002-03. Grant-in-aid to these bodies was as follows:
|British Tourist Authority||English Tourist Board||English Tourism Council|
Further grant-in-aid was allocated to the Authority and the Council, as follows, to assist the tourism sector in recovering from the effects of the foot and mouth outbreak, and the bomb attacks of 11 September.
|British Tourist Authority||English Tourism Council|
VisitBritain has, since 2003-04, been responsible for both the marketing of Britain overseas, and of England to the British (advised in the latter role by the England Marketing Advisory Board). Grant-in-aid to VisitBritain was, and is agreed, as follows:
Further grant-in-aid has been paid by my Department to the regional development agencies since 2003-04 in respect of their strategic regional tourism support functions, and to the Greater London Authority to develop Londons gateway role to the rest of Britain, as follows:
|Regional development agencies||Greater London Authority|
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much business his Department has placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years; what the total value is of outstanding contracts placed with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries by his Department; for which current tenders issued by his Department (i) Capita Group plc and (ii) its subsidiaries have been invited to bid; and whether (A) Capita Group plc and (B) its subsidiaries have seconded staff (1) temporarily and (2) on a longer-term basis to (X) his Department and (Y) any of its agencies. 
The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has asked me to reply to you directly on behalf of The Insolvency Service in respect of your question (2005/3943) asking about our commercial involvement with Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries.
We have an arrangement for medical referrals with BMI Health Services Ltd, who we understand were acquired by Capita Group in 2005 and became part of Capita Health
Solutions Ltd. We spent £10,800 in 2003-4, £9,650 in 2004/5 and £464 in 2005/6 with BMI/Capita Health Solutions.
We have also made payments to Capita Learning and Development for training services, amounting to £2,300 in 2004/5 and £3,800 in 2005/6.
We have no current contracts for which Capita Group companies have been invited to bid, nor have we placed any seconded or contracted staff from Capita into The Insolvency Service.
I am responding to this parliamentary question, tabled on 22 March 2006. The Patent Office does not have any outstanding contracts placed with Capita and not placed any business with them in the last five years.
The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry has asked me to reply on behalf of the National Weights and Measures Laboratory (NWML) to your question regarding how much business has been placed with (a) Capita Group plc and (b) its subsidiaries in each of the last five years.
In response to your question (Y), neither the Capita Group, nor any of its subsidiaries have seconded staff either temporarily or on a longer term basis to the National Weights & Measures Laboratory.
I am responding to your recently tabled Parliamentary Question to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on behalf of Companies House, which is an Executive Agency of the DTI.
Companies House have no staff seconded from Capita Group plc or any of its subsidiary companies. We do, however, use one of the subsidiary companies, Capita Health Solutions, on a regular basis for pre-employment enquiries and staff referrals on health issues.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the departmental initiatives for each year since 2000 which required bids for funding from (a) voluntary organisations and (b) local authorities together with the total resource allocated to each initiative in each year; how many successful bids there were in each year; what proportion this figure represents of the total bids received; and what assessment he has made of the costs of (i) preparing bids for each initiative and (ii) assessing those bids. 
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