Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many fixed-odds betting terminals were located in Tote betting shops at the latest date for which figures are available. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of the funding available under the Big Lottery Fund Childrens Play initiative has been (a) committed and (b) spent. 
|Programme name||Current value (committed)||Total paid to date (spent)|
The total money available for the Childrens Play initiative is £155 million. The Big Lottery Fund has committed 88 per cent. of the total available and expect to commit all funds under the play initiative by September 2008.
Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by (a) his Department (b) its agencies in each of the last nine years. 
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of charities running local authority sports and leisure centres which provide access to spas or saunas for those who pay for access to swimming pools. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Specific information on the delivery of leisure services by local authorities and the number providing access to spas or saunas for those who pay for access to swimming pools is not centrally collated. However, the Audit Commission report of June 2006, Public sports and recreation services: making them fit for the future, suggests that some 22 per cent. of public leisure facilities in England are provided through trusts.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people died from ankylosing spondylitis in each year since 1997 in (a) England and (b) each region. (198692)
The table attached provides the number of deaths where ankylosing spondylitis was the underlying cause of death in (a) England and (b) each government office region, from 1997 to 2006 (the latest year available).
|Table 1 . Number of deaths where ankylosing spondylitis was the underlying cause of death( 1) , Government Office Regions and England, 1997 to 2006( 2,3)|
|(1) Cause of death for ankylosing spondylitis was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 720.0 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code M45. The introduction of ICD-10 in 2001 means that the numbers of deaths from this cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years.|
(2) Based on boundaries as of 2008.
(3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many of his Departments leaflets raising public awareness of the problem of bogus charity clothing collections have been distributed to date; and what plans he has for wider distribution. 
Phil Hope: The Office of the Third Sector has teamed up with stakeholders including representatives from the charity sector to produce a leaflet for householders with top tips to help check clothing collection leaflets. We have printed 500,000 copies of this leaflet which was distributed by Clothes Aid to households in particular areas where problems have been reported across England and Wales.
This leaflet has been published on stakeholder websites to raise public awareness. Stakeholders are free to print and distribute further copies of this leaflet if they feel it is necessary. I am aware for example, that British Heart Foundation have printed at least 50,000 copies of this leaflet for door to door distribution.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people were in employment in Houghton and Washington East constituency in each of the last 10 years. (198485)
The Office for National Statistics compiles employment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) and its predecessor the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
Table 1, attached, shows the number of people aged 16 and over, resident in the Houghton and Washington East constituency, who were in employment in each of the last 10 years. Estimates are obtained from the annual LFS for each 12 month period from 1997 to 2004 ending in February. For time series comparisons, the APS estimates from 2005 to 2007 are provided covering the 12 month periods ending in March, but the most recently released estimate is also included, which covers the 12 month period ending in September 2007.
As these estimates are for a subset of the population in a small geographical area, they are based on small sample sizes, and are therefore subject to large margins of uncertainty.
In order to produce estimates for small geographical areas, APS and annual LFS estimates are provided based on survey microdata. These are consistent with the UK
population estimates published in February and March 2003, whereas the regional and national estimates published in the Labour Market Statistics First Release are based on more up-to-date population figures, so the two are not directly comparable.
|Table 1: People aged 16+ in employment in Houghton and Washington East c onstituency|
|12 months ending||In employment|
|(1) Source: Annual Labour Force Survey|
(2) Source: Annual Population Survey
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