Hugh Robertson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 919W, on Look of London, who was responsible for drawing up the estimate for the funding allocated to the Look of London while hosting the 2012 Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: An allowance of £40 million for street dressing and cleaning to improve the Look of London was included in the original public sector funding package announced in 2003 and was reported by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee in their Third Report of Session 2002-03 A London Olympic Bid for 2012 HC 268. The allowance was estimated by DCMS and was based on spending in Manchester on the Commonwealth Games. The allowance was revised downwards to £32 million, as a result of the cost review carried out by DCMS after the bid was won, and this amount was included in the revised public sector funding package that I announced on 15 March 2007. The expenditure on Look of London is not programmed until 2011-12 and 2012-13 and the details of how and to what extent the funds from this allowance will be drawn on will be determined before then.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speakers Committee on the Electoral Commission what meetings the Electoral Commission has had with the Northern Ireland Certification Officer since the establishment of the commission. 
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speakers Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2007, Official Report, column 351W, on political parties: donors, on what date the most recent version of the donation and loans guidance was sent to each political party. 
Peter Viggers: The Electoral Commission informs me that the guidance was published on 1 September 2006. A letter was sent on 8 September 2006 to all registered party treasurers in Great Britain announcing the publication of the guidance and its availability on the commissions website.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speakers Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 922W, on political parties: finance, on what date the document, Donations and loans: guidance for political parties in Great Britain was sent to the Registered Treasurer of each registered political party; and whether the document was emailed or posted. 
Peter Viggers: The Electoral Commission informs me that the guidance was published on 1 September 2006. A letter was sent by post on 8 September 2006 to all registered party treasurers in Great Britain announcing the publication of the guidance and its availability on the commissions website.
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the (a) objective and (b) value was of each contract placed with (i) Deloitte and Touche, (ii) Ernst and Young, (iii) KPMG, (iv) PricewaterhouseCoopers and (v) PA Consulting by his Department in each year since 2004-05. 
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether personal data for which his Department is responsible is (a) stored and (b) processed overseas; and if he will make a statement. 
Barbara Follett: Action on the National Domestic Violence Plan, including the delivery of support to victims and their families, is monitored through the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on Domestic Violence, on which I sit.
This year, the Home Office has allocated just under £6 million to tackle domestic violence including £2 million to support and improve local delivery on domestic violence for victims and their children and funding for improved public protection arrangements for domestic violence victims and a matrix of help lines to provide advice and support to victims and their families.
The Ministry of Justice has allocated £3 million for Independent Domestic Violence Advisers whose aim is the safety and support of victims and their children. This is in addition to annual court business costs.
The Every Child Matters: Change for Children programme aims to improve the welfare of all children by putting in place arrangements for earlier and more effective assessment and intervention for vulnerable children, such as those affected by domestic violence.
Communities and Local Government has developed a range of accommodation options for victims including Sanctuary scheme guidance, and £61 million of Supporting People funds were used by local authorities in 2006-07 to provide housing related support for victims of domestic violence and their families.
Guidance available for Jobcentre Plus staff provides advice about domestic violence and its potential impact on victims, explains the sorts of support they may need and provides advice on taking account of their particular circumstances when dealing with a benefit application. The guidance also has contact details of a range of organizations which provide advice and support to domestic violence victims.
Financial support in respect of children, such as child benefit and child tax credits, is paid to the person who is responsible for those children and is often already paid directly to mothers. Where there is any family breakdown, the benefits will, where necessary, normally be transferred to the person with whom the children are residing.
Domestic violence tears apart families and always negatively impacts on children. The Government recognise the strong links between child protection concerns and domestic violence. Victims leaving a violent relationship will often need a range of financial and practical support for themselves and their children. The Inter-departmental Ministerial Group will continue to monitor this aspect of delivery.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether a racial impact assessment was carried out on the decision to reform the Women and Equality Unit as the Government Equalities Office. 
To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what estimate she has made of the number of trafficked people who arrived in the UK in each of the
last five years, broken down by (a) country of origin and (b) sex; and how many of these were (i) British and (ii) foreign nationals. 
However, no research has been undertaken which would provide a basis for estimates of the number of trafficked people arriving in the UK in the last five years broken down by (a) country of origin or (b) sex, or for estimates on how many of these victims were (i) British or (ii) foreign nationals.
We do know that the top four nationalities of victims referred to the Poppy project are Lithuania/Albania/Nigeria and Thailand. The project has found that the largest number of referrals are for women aged between 17-25 years.
Barbara Follett: The Government introduced statutory protection from harassment on grounds of religion or belief in employment and vocational training in 2003, as part of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations. As a consequence, where an individual is subjected to unwanted conduct in the workplace, which violates their dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading or offensive environment for them, they have recourse to a civil remedy through employment tribunal.
As part of the Discrimination Law Review, we recently consulted on the possibility of extending similar statutory protection from harassment on grounds of religion or belief in the provision of goods, facilities and services, education in schools, the management or disposal of premises and in the exercise of public functions.
The Government Equalities Office is currently analysing over 4,000 responses which were received as a result of the consultation, and we will carefully consider the views expressed in these responses before any decisions are taken.
The aim of any provisions in this area would be to clarify the existing protection from less favourable treatment because of a persons religion or belief when accessing goods, facilities or services, offered by part 2 (religion or belief) of the Equality Act 2006. If we decided to legislate in this area, it would not affect social interaction between private individuals, or prevent proselytising in the street. As with the employment provisions, harassment provisions in this context would give rise to civil remedies, not create any criminal offences of religious harassment.
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport why funding for the Portable Antiquities Scheme was not ring-fenced in the Comprehensive Spending Review; and if he will make a statement. 
James Purnell [holding answer 7 January 2008]: The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and so any decisions on its funding are a matter for the MLA. The MLA has already committed to maintain current levels of support for the scheme for 2008-09. Since the 2004 spending review, the Department's funding allocation to the MLA has not included ring-fencing for the PAS.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to bring forward proposals to authorise the development of 16 small and large casinos; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: In July 2007 the Secretary of State wrote to the 16 licensing authorities recommended for the eight large and eight small casinos to see if they still wished to license a casino. Ministers are now considering the next steps.
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