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Ann Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 901W, on Territorial Army: manpower, what records of the components of the Territorial Army liability figures are maintained by his Department, with particular reference to the numbers of liable former (a) lieutenants and (b) second lieutenants; and how many of the strength figure are (i) officer training corps and (ii) privates. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth:
On discharge or retirement there is no reserve liability for members of the Territorial Army, but a Territorial Army officer may volunteer to become a member of the Regular Reserve. The reserve
liability for volunteers is recorded on their individual service record which is held on the Joint Personnel Administration system.
Pursuant to my answer of 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 901W; the strengths of the Officer Training Corps and Territorial Army private soldiers as at 1 March 2007 were 5,060 and 19,060 respectively.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what mechanisms his Department has in place to ensure that databases containing personal information on members of the general public are not accessed (a) by unauthorised staff and (b) by authorised staff for unauthorised purposes; 
Mr. Sutcliffe: I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 1179. The review by the Cabinet Secretary and security experts is looking at procedures within Departments and agencies for the storage and use of data. A statement on Departments' procedures will be made on completion of the review.
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport pays end of year bonus payments as part of our performance pay system. Information relating to bonus payments in the last five years is contained in the table. The final figures for 2006-07 are not yet available. Our agency, the Royal Parks does not pay end of year bonus payments.
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Mr. Sutcliffe: We do not hold this information. However, I can confirm that DCMS and Sport England are currently funding nearly 250 football Community Sports Coach (CSC) posts, broken down by region as follows:
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The Football Association are responsible for the training and development of their coaches. They advise that almost 147,000 people have passed coach education courses in levels 1, 2 and 3 since 2004, many of whom will be active either as paid or volunteer coaches.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people who regularly undertook (a) recreational walking, (b) recreational cycling and (c) yoga in each of the last five years. 
The General Household Survey collected sport and physical activity participation data in 2002 for adults aged 16 and over. The survey measured activity in at least one sport, game or physical activity in the four weeks before interview.
The definition of regularly in this case is at least one occasion in the four weeks before interview. The data relate to all adults in 2005-06. Population figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand. The Taking Part survey did not disaggregate recreational cycling from other forms of cycling. Therefore the following figures are for all forms of cycling.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to establish a body to investigate complaints about the press with the power (a) of subpoena and (b) to make a binding ruling where facts are in dispute; and if he will make a statement. 
Margaret Hodge: The Government strongly support freedom of speech and a free press. It is therefore appropriate that there should be a system of self-regulation. We are generally satisfied that the Press Complaints Commission's code of practice is both adequate and appropriate for its purpose. We therefore have no intention of bringing forward any new proposals.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many visitors came to the UK from (a) China, (b) India, (c) America, (d) Australia and (e) Europe in each of the last five years. 
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International Passenger Survey (ONS)
Mr. Sutcliffe: I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 1179. The review by the Cabinet Secretary and security experts is looking at procedures within Departments and agencies for the storage and use of data. A statement on Departments procedures will be made on completion of the review.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2007, Official Report, columns 550-1W, on sports: school leavers, what percentage of people aged (a) 11 to 15, (b) 16, (c) 17 to 18 and (d) 19 years and over participated in sport in each year since 1997. 
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the comments of the Minister of State on 26 November 2007, Official Report, column 121, on the Union Flag, when the Government plan to make a decision on the re-design of the Union Flag under consideration. 
Margaret Hodge: The Government are currently reviewing the rules on flying the Union Flag on Government buildings. As part of that review, a public consultation has been carried out and there have been some comments on the design of the flag along with a number of other points that were outside the scope of the consultation.
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