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Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will break down the £30,000 allocated by UK Sport to the 2008 Legacy Lives Conference in Barbados by main budget heading; how many UK representatives are planned to attend the conference and at what cost per head; and how many of such representatives are expected to be UK Sport officials. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 14 January 2008]: The £30,000 allocated by UK Sport to the 2008 Legacy Lives Conference is an award made to support the overall running costs of the event.
As the UK's lead agency for world class events, UK Sport has made this award from its international directorate budget as part of its ongoing strategy to promote greater knowledge and debate about the legacy benefits that arise from public investment in major sporting events. UK Sport aims to be a world leader in legacy benefits and its ambition is to influence event owners worldwide as to the importance of harnessing this element of major sporting events.
Two representatives will attend from the UK, both from UK Sport, following invitations to be a keynote speaker and a workshop moderator. As well as giving a keynote address, John Scott is also attending meetings in Barbados with colleagues from the Association of National Anti-Doping Organisations, of which he is vice-president.
The cost per head is approximately £1,500 and this has been met entirely from resources within the original £30,000 investment.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate UK Sport has made of the cost of sending a British baseball team to the final 2008 Olympics qualification event in Taiwan. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 14 January 2008]: UK Sport's current investment strategy does not provide funding to baseball and has therefore made no estimate of the cost of sending a British baseball team to the final 2008 Olympics qualification event in Taiwan.
The sport will not receive world class funding in the future as it is not on the competition programme for London 2012.
Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many burglaries were reported in business premises and how many persons were convicted in each Police Service of Northern Ireland District Command Unit in each of the last 10 years. 
Paul Goggins: Table 1 shows the number of offences of non-domestic burglary recorded from 2001-02 to 2006-07 by District Command Unit. As the DCU structure was only in place from 2001-02 figures are not provided prior to this financial year.
Non-domestic burglaries include burglaries which have occurred at locations which are not business premises, for example vacant houses, hotel rooms let
out on short-stay basis, holiday homes/caravans not in use at the time, and also other buildings such as schools, halls etc. which may not be considered to be businesses. A manual trawl of each record would be required to establish whether the non-domestic burglary related to a business premises.
The number of recorded non-domestic burglaries fell by 3,296 (41.5 per cent.) between 2001-02 and 2006-07.
It is not possible to give the total number of convictions for burglary of a business as the court prosecution and conviction datasets do not contain information in relation to the type of dwelling involved. It is only possible to give the number of convictions for those offences, which refer to a non-dwelling. These are documented in Table 2.
Data are collated on the basis of principal offence; this means that only the most serious offence with which an offender is charged is included.
It is not possible routinely to reconcile recorded crime data from PSNI with prosecution and conviction data. Data from PSNI relate to the number of offences whereas data on prosecutions and convictions relate to the number of offenders brought before the courts. In addition, PSNI data denote each offence as it has been initially recorded and this may differ from the offence for which a suspect or suspects are subsequently proceeded against in the courts, therefore prosecution and conviction statistics should not be compared with the number recorded.
|Table 1: Number of recorded offences of non-domestic burglary|
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