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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many awards were made from the New Opportunities Fund for physical education and sport in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07; how many have been made in 2007-08; and what the value was of such awards. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The following table gives the number and value of new awards made in the three years requested. It also gives the number of awards receiving their final payment within the financial year specified, excluding grants that have not yet closed which have received or are receiving payments. The tables use data provided by the Big Lottery Fund.
|Number of new awards||Value of awards (£ million)||Awards receiving their final payment within the financial year||Value of payments (£ million)|
James Purnell [holding answer 13 December 2007]: The Home Country Sports Councils will determine how this money is spent on support for elite athletes and coaches, facilities for elite and community use, and community programmes.
The breakdown of expenditure anticipated by Sport England from 2004-05 to 2008-09, as provided to my Department in the summer 2006, is set out in the table. This includes £50.5 million towards the costs of the Aquatics Centre and Velopark at the Olympic Park.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the likely effect the London 2012 Olympic Games will have on levels of participation in cultural activities; and over what period. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Cultural Olympiad is a key part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. My department is working with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to develop a programme of cultural events which aim to inspire a new generation of young people to participate in cultural activities.
As this programme develops, consideration will be given to the impact of the programme including the number of people likely to participate in the Cultural Olympiad. LOCOG aims to measure the success of the Games in terms of three core valuesadopted following LOCOGs extensive public consultation in the creation of the framework for the Cultural Olympiad. These values are; Celebrating London and the whole of the UK welcoming the world; Inspiring and involving young people and Generating a positive legacy.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on the bidding process for funds from the Peoples £50 Million Lottery, broken down by proposed project. 
James Purnell: No funds were allocated to any of the 33 projects that applied to the Peoples Millions programme, other than the development funding allocated to the six projects that progressed to Stage 2 of the application process.
The projects received development funding designed to meet the costs incurred in developing their projects to meet the stage 2 application requirements of the Peoples Millions programme. The money was used to pay for the project summary against the programme priorities, business plan, stakeholder management plan, feasibility study, project execution plan, detailed costs plans, funding strategy, risk register and management plan, detailed design brief, outline design, procurement strategy and planning consent.
Development funding was one of the unique features of the Peoples Millions. It was put in place to provide applicants with the necessary support to develop their plans. The intention was that, where projects were not successful they would, as a result of the development
funding, be in a much improved position to seek funding from other sources because their project had progressed further.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Councils proposal not to increase the funding of the Portable Antiquities Scheme on reporting of finds; and if he will make a statement. 
The MLA intends to maintain current levels of support for 2008-09, while considering options for future funding in the context of wider priorities for museum collections and public participation. It is for the MLA and PAS to determine how best to use the resources available.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of jobs at the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) of the plans of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council not to increase the PASs funding. 
Margaret Hodge: I have made no assessment of the effect on the number of jobs at the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) of the plans of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) to maintain funding for PAS next year at its current level. The PAS is funded by the MLA and so any decisions on its future funding are a matter for the MLA. The MLA intends to maintain current levels of support for 2008-09, while considering options for future funding in the context of wider priorities for museum collections and public participation.
Mr. Sutcliffe: Sport Englands criteria for funding sport, under the Governments current Public Service Agreement (PSA 3), recognises those sports and moderate intensity physical activities which have positive health and wider social benefits.
Sport England is currently developing a new strategy to build a world class community sports infrastructure for 2008-11. As part of this work, it is considering what activities should fall within its remit to fund sport.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will extend the television licence fee concessionary scheme to refuge centres that shelter women and children from domestic violence. 
James Purnell [holding answer 10 December 2007]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to her by my right hon. Friend the Member for St. Helens, South (Mr. Woodward) on 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 45W.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the expected number of foreign tourists coming to the UK in each year until 2013; and what proportion he estimates will be directly related to the Olympics. 
Margaret Hodge: VisitBritains latest forecasts are that the numbers of inbound visitors to the UK will be 31.7 million for 2007, and 32.3 million for 2008. The proportions of these totals which represent Olympic-related visitors are negligible for these years, at this stage of the preparations for the London games.
VisitBritain advises DCMS that numerical forecasts for later years, based on average international growth rates, are not reliable. This is due to the variety of factors which affect visitor levels to particular countries. DCMS agrees with that position.
Olympic-related visitor growth rates were projected in The Value of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to UK Tourism, a study jointly commissioned by VisitBritain and Visit London in September 2007. The study projects Olympic-related increases and decreases in total visitor numbers to the UK as follows:
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many electronic databases held by his Department contain (a) names, (b) addresses, (c) bank details and (d) other personal information of members of the general public; and when each such electronic database was created. 
Mrs. McGuire: The Department does not record in its electronic databases personal information about members of the general public. Personal information, including names, addresses and bank details is only recorded in respect of customers of the Department. In particular, bank details are only recorded where this is required in order to process claims for benefit, make payments or carry out other financial transactions. The Department lawfully records personal data in many different types of electronic database. Details of these are not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many security breaches regarding access to personal data have occurred within his Department in each year since 1997; 
(4) what provisions his Department has in place to ensure that databases containing personal information on members of the general public are not accessed (a) by unauthorised steps and (b) for unauthorised purposes. 
Mrs. McGuire: 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.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many requests his Department has received from the National Audit Office for access to databases containing personal information on members of the general public in each year since 1997. 
Mrs. McGuire: As required under the National Audit Office Act of 1983 and the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000, the Department provides access to its records relating to the income, expenditure and liabilities appearing in the accounts. The National Audit Office has regular and routine access to all departmental records, including individual records which contain personal account data.
Mr. Philip Hammond:
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidelines issued to staff maintaining his
Departments and its agencies corporate identity; and what the estimated cost of (a) producing and (b) complying with such guidelines is. 
Mrs. McGuire: The Department for Work and Pensions and its agencies has four sets of Corporate Identity; the Department for Work and Pensions, Jobcentre Plus, The Pension Service and the Child Support Agency. These guides are available to staff in electronic format copies have been placed in the House Library. The estimated total cost of producing these guidelines is £42,500.
Compliance with branding guidelines is the responsibility of all staff within the Department and as such providing an estimation of these costs across the Department can be made only at a disproportionate cost.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the proposed Remploy restructuring on disabled workers in Teesside; what steps he plans to take to ensure the economic security of such workers; and if he will make a statement. 
Mrs. McGuire: Remploy carried out a full equality impact assessment on the modernisation proposals. A full account of the assessment can be found on Remploys website at www.remploy.co.uk and a copy is being placed in the House Library.
I have also given an assurance that there will be no compulsory redundancies for disabled employees and they can continue to enjoy their current terms and conditions with Remploy, as well as membership of the pension scheme.
During individual consultations, Remploys disabled employees will be given a range of options, including a suitable alternative job, if they wish. The company will monitor the progress of those disabled people supported into jobs with mainstream employers, to ensure suitability and provide further support if necessary.
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