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An individual based in one area can receive legal help and representation from a legal service provider
based in another. The following table shows the amounts paid to legal service providers based in Wales across all areas of legal aid.
|Legal aid paid for licensed work in civil mattersincluding representation where available||Legal aid paid for controlled work in civil matters limited to legal advice and assistance||Legal aid paid for legal advice given in criminal matters and also representation in criminal proceedings in the magistrates' courts||Legal aid paid under individual case contracts in lengthy and complex criminal cases (VHCCs)||Legal aid paid by the Crown court locations in Wales and Chester|
|((1)) Data not available|
Mr. Bone: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many firms provide legal aid services in Wellingborough; and what the average number of such firms is per constituency. 
Vera Baird: The Legal Services Commission (LSC) does not hold data based on constituency boundaries. However, in the Wellingborough area there are currently eight contracted legal aid providers. The local need for legal aid provision will vary due to a number of factors, such as population and affluence, and a crude average is unlikely to reflect the true need of the local area. As at 31 March 2006, there were 4,101 legal aid providers in England and Wales.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many and what percentage of prisoners (a) began and (b) completed a course resulting in a (i) educational and (ii) professional qualification whilst in prison in each of the last five years. 
Data were not previously collected in a format that would enable the information requested to be provided. However, since the introduction of the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) across England with effect from 31 July 2006, the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is collecting information about offender learners and their achievements. The following data relate to full qualifications, or units towards full qualifications, achieved by offenders in custody over the age of 16 since that date.
|Month||Total number of learners at start of month||New learners (included in column 1)||Full/part qualifications achieved||Full/part qualifications achieved as a percentage of total learners( 1)|
|(1) Individual learners may achieve more than one full/part qualification|
Peter Bottomley: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many liability orders for unpaid (a) council tax, (b) business rates, (c) parking charge notices and (d) child support and unexecuted magistrates court warrants for unpaid fines were issued in (i) London and (ii) elsewhere in England in the last period for which figures are available. 
12. Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to encourage museums to share their collections and take them into schools in West Lancashire. 
Mr. Lammy: As a result of our investment in the Renaissance in the regions programme, we have seen a 50 per cent. increase in engagement between school-aged children and museums since 2003. This has come about through more school visits and a seven-fold increase in participation in learning outreach activities.
13. Mr. Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the allocation of sufficient spectrum to Freeview to ensure its ability to offer higher definition television. 
14. Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what funding her Department provides towards campaigns to prevent racism in sport; and if she will make a statement. 
Also through Sport England, the Government provide funding to the Football Foundation, the UK's largest sports charity, which supports anti-racism campaigns in football like Kick it Out' and Show Racism the Red Card'.
Mr. Lammy: The programmes provided by my Department and its non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) over the last decade have made a significant contribution to the provision of culture in Huddersfield.
Events such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival have undoubtedly played an important role in improving the quality of life in the town. In early 2007 the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival was awarded £389,500 from Arts Council England; this investment will help to secure the long-term future of one of Europe's leading international new music festivals.
97 per cent. of schools held a competitive sports day,
71 per cent. of pupils were involved in intra-school competition, and
37 per cent. of pupils from years 4-11 were involved in inter-school competition, up 12 per cent. on 2004.
We are developing a network of competition managers across school sport partnerships to continue to improve the quality and quantity of competitive school sport. In addition, we have established the UK school games.
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Government funding local artists in (a) Hartlepool constituency and (b) Tees Valley sub-region received in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Woodward: The tables show the Arts Councils funding commitments to local artists in Hartlepool and Tees Valley in the last 10 years. Local artists are defined as individual artists living in Hartlepool or Tees Valley. Grant in aid figures exclude grants given to regularly funded organisations.
|(a) Local artists in the Hartlepool constituency|
|Grant in aid||Lottery|
|(b) Local artists in the Tees valley sub-region|
|Grant in aid||Lottery|
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