Mr. Alan Williams: The National Audit Office has a green travel plan which encourages staff to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by considering their travel options and choosing environmentally friendly modes of transport when travelling to clients and to and from work. The Office also uses teleconferencing facilities which further reduce the need for travel.
The Office has recently awarded new contracts for the provision of travel services. These arrangements will provide improved data on the level of carbon emissions incurred by the Office and enable exploration of options to reduce emissions.
Margaret Hodge: My Department is already working with employers, sector skills councils, Trade Associations, the Learning and Skills Council and other Government Departments to ensure the provision of high quality places. For example, Creative and Cultural Skills are currently developing proposals for apprentices in live events and promotion, music business (recording industry), technical theatre (rigging, lighting and sound), costume and wardrobe, cultural and heritage venue operation and community arts.
The provision of apprenticeship places is a devolved matter. However the Sector Skills Councils, who engage with employers, operate within a UK wide context. Creative and Cultural Skills and sector skills councils for example, are in discussions with the Scottish Government to ensure that creative apprenticeships are developed in Scotland, based on employer demand.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving each rate in each of those months. 
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Mr. Betts: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what proportion of the cost of each national lottery ticket bought online goes towards (a) prize money, (b) good causes, (c) lottery duty, (d) operating costs and (e) profit for the national lottery operator; 
(2) how the money received from national lottery tickets sold online is apportioned into (a) prize money, (b) good causes, (c) lottery duty, (d) operating costs and (e) profit for the national lottery operator. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: National lottery ticket sales revenue is liable to lottery duty which is set by HM Treasury, currently at 12 per cent. The terms of the second licence to operate the lottery govern the way in which the remainder of the revenue is apportioned among prize money, good causes, retailer commissions and operator retentions (from which costs and profits are met). The second licence does not provide for this apportionment to be calculated on a game by game or sales channel by sales channel basis (the licence can be viewed on the National Lottery Commission website: www.natlotcomm. gov.uk <http://www.natlotcomm.gov.uk>). In particular, all relevant games are aggregated when calculating the appropriate contributions to the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) and Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (OLDF).
To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report,
column 1227W, on office facilities, how much was paid in office rent by hon. Members to each registered political party in 2006-07. 
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Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children under the age of 16 years were arrested for possession of Class (a) A, (b) B and (c) C drugs in each district command unit in each of the last five years. 
Paul Goggins: The following table details the number of children under the age of 16 years arrested for possession of Class A, B and C drugs, in each district command unit in each of the last five years.
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