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Migration

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what contribution net migration made to population change in the UK in each five year period since 1987. [205789]


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Phil Hope: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated May 2008:

Contribution of net migration and natural change to population change for the UK for five-year periods from year ending mid-1987 to year ending mid-2006
1987-1991 1992-96 1997-2001 2002-06

Total net migration and

932,999

79,571

143,112

532,652

Other changes(1, 2)

12,424

Total natural change

675,252

582,604

416,471

528,429

Total population change

754,823

725,716

949,123

1,473,852

(1) It is not possible to separately identify and split net migration and other changes in the years up to 2001. For 2002-06 net migration and other changes are shown separately. (2) Other changes primarily include changes in the number of armed forces and dependants resident in the area and also (for years up to and including 2001) a factor to ensure that population change over the intercensal period agrees with estimates derived from the Census. Source: Office for National Statistics, General Register Office for Scotland, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

Population

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what projections of population density for (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland in 2056 and beyond have been made. [205787]

Phil Hope: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated May 2008:


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Projected population density of UK and constituent countries in 2056
Projected population (million) Area (sq km ) Density (persons/s q km )

United Kingdom

79

242,495

324

England

68

130,279

521

Wales

3

20,733

165

Scotland

5

77,907

67

Northern Ireland

2

13,576

53

Source: 2006-based national projections, ONS.

Private Sector: Pensions

Joan Walley: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many private contractors providing public services have provided a contracted out, final-salary based defined benefit pension scheme or a defined contribution scheme to new starters working on those contracts; [203325]

(2) how many private contractors providing public services have stakeholder pension schemes for new starters on those contracts; [203326]

(3) how many private contractors providing public services who have stakeholder pension schemes for new starters on those contracts match employee contributions of more than six per cent. [203347]

Phil Hope: The information requested is not held centrally. Where public services contracts involve a transfer of staff from a public sector organisation to a private sector service provider (or a subsequent retender of that contract where TUPE applies), the Code of Practice on Workforce Matters in Public Sector Service Contracts may apply. This code does not apply across the whole of the public sector: local government has a separate code.

Where the Code of Practice on Workforce Matters does apply, it will be for the relevant Government Department to monitor the implementation of the code, including in relation to pensions provision by service providers.

Pupils: English Language

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what projections for future years have been made by the Office for National Statistics of (a) the number and (b) the proportion of schoolchildren with (i) one or both parents who were born abroad and (ii) English as a second language. [206272]

Phil Hope: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated May 2008:


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Culture, Media and Sport

BBC: Standards

Mr. Cash: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the implementation by the BBC Trust of the six purpose remits established in the 2006 Agreement between the Secretary of State and the British Broadcasting Corporation; [204075]

(2) what assessment he has made of the implementation by the BBC Trust of the purpose remit relating to citizenship and civil society established in the 2006 Agreement between the Secretary of State and the British Broadcasting Corporation. [204076]

Andy Burnham: Under the terms of the BBC Charter and Agreement, the BBC Trust is responsible for reviewing purpose remits.

Mr. Cash: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the guidelines designed to secure appropriate standards in the content of the UK public services are, as required under the 2006 Agreement between the Secretary of State and the British Broadcasting Corporation. [204077]

Andy Burnham: Under the terms of the Charter and Agreement, it is the responsibility of the BBC Trust to approve guidelines designed to secure appropriate standards in the content of the BBC’s services.

Mr. Cash: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what agreements between the BBC and Ofcom under clause 92 of the 2006 Agreement between the Secretary of State and the British Broadcasting Corporation are in force. [204078]

Andy Burnham: Under the terms of the BBC Charter and Agreement, agreements between the BBC and Ofcom are the responsibility of those two parties.

Convergence Think Tank

Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who the members of the Convergence Think Tank are; what its terms of reference are; and on what dates it has met since its establishment. [206037]

Andy Burnham: The term Convergence Think Tank (CTT) denotes the project rather than a group of individuals. Its objectives are to:


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The work of the CTT is guided by a steering group of senior representatives from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and HM Treasury, and the four independent CTT advisors, Robin Foster, Chris Earnshaw, Tess Read and John Willis; Ofcom representatives attend as independent observers. The Steering group has met on 28 January, 18 February, 6 March, 25 March and 28 April this year. In addition, the first three in a series of CTT seminars were held on 7 February, 18 March and 22 April.

Departmental Official Hospitality

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many receptions he has hosted and funded in his capacity as Secretary of State in the last 12 months; which individuals and organisations (a) were invited to and (b) attended each reception; and what the cost was of each reception. [203842]

Andy Burnham: An annual list providing information relating to official receptions hosted by Ministers in this Department during the course of the previous financial year will be published in due course.

Departmental Public Participation

Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost was of each public consultation held by his Department in the last three years. [203006]

Margaret Hodge: The Department spent £38,270 on consultation exercises in financial year 2005-06. These were:

We spent £53,496 on printed consultations in 2006-07. These consultations were:

These figures do not include the costs of any public meetings or research associated with consultations or the staffing costs of carrying out online web consultations. In financial year 2007-08 all consultations were web-based.

Essex

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions he has visited Essex in the last 12 months. [204977]

Andy Burnham: In the last 12 months, Ministers in this Department have visited Essex three times.

All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code.


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Football

Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of support for grassroots football; and if he will make a statement. [204636]

Mr. Sutcliffe: My Department has not made a recent assessment of the adequacy of support for grassroots football but, on 7 May, we announced a new three year funding deal with the Football Foundation. We will continue to provide £15 million each year to the Foundation matched by The Football Association and the Premier League.

Since its creation in July 2000, the Football Foundation has invested in over 5,000 projects worth £650 million and it is the country's largest funder of grassroots football.

London Airports

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many times his Department hired VIP facilities at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Luton and (d) Stansted airports in each month since May 2006; and what the expenditure on VIP facilities at each was in each of those months. [205007]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Information relating to expenditure incurred on VIP facilities since May 2006 at Heathrow is set out in the following table. There is no record of similar expenditure incurred at either Gatwick, Luton or Stansted airports.

Period Number of times VIP service used Expenditure (£)

2006

May

1

269.63

June

5

1,348.14

July

2

539.25

August

0

0

September

1

269.63

October

2

977.60

November

2

539.25

December

2

539.25

2007

January

3

808.88

February

0

0

March

2

539.25

April

1

269.63

May

4

1,078.51

June

1

269.63

July

0

0

August

0

0

September

2

539.25

October

1

269.63

November

0

0

December

0

0

2008

January

0

0

February

0

0

March

0

0

April

0

0


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