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Olympic Games 2012: Bexley

Mr. Evennett: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many Bexley-based businesses have (a) tendered for and (b) obtained contracts for the London 2012 Olympic Games. [208637]

Tessa Jowell: To date, four businesses or organisations registered in Bexley have supplied the Olympic Delivery Authority. No businesses registered in Bexley have tendered for contracts above the Official Journal of the European Union threshold (according to EU legislation, all contracts from the public sector which are valued above a certain threshold must be published in the Official Journal of the European Union).

To date 44 businesses registered in Bexley signed-up to the CompeteFor electronic brokerage system for opportunities in the London 2012 supply chains.

Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

Bob Russell: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she is taking to ensure that the London 2012 Olympics has the improvement of skills levels in sports facilities maintenance as part of its legacy; and if she will make a statement. [209487]

Mr. Lammy: I have been asked to reply.


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To help meet the challenge of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, Asset Skills (the Sector Skills Council for Facilities Management) has recently produced occupational and function maps for the job role of facilities management. These maps are the blueprints for the development of new occupational standards and qualifications. In addition to this Asset Skills has also recently developed a suite of national occupational standards and qualifications that will help ensure that employers have access to the facilities management skills that they need to do the job both for the Games themselves and beyond into the legacy phase.

Culture, Media and Sport

Departmental Vocational Training

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for what proportion of its staff his Department has provided vocational training in the last three years. [209433]

Mr. Sutcliffe: During the last three years 46 DCMS members of staff have taken part in vocational training defined as training directly accredited or recognised equivalency to National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) levels 2-4. As a proportion this represents 10.4 per cent. of staff working in DCMS.

English Sports Council: Finance

Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much grant-in-aid funding Sport England received in each year since 1997-98; and how much Sport England awarded in grants in each year since 1997-98. [208197]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Figures provided by Sport England, for grant in aid funding received and grants awarded in each year since 1997-98, are as follows.

£ 000
Grant in aid (GIA) received Total grants awarded Amount of grants awarded from GIA

1997-98

32,925

208,322

19,085

1998-99

31,551

337,743

17,005

1999-00

36,400

166,560

20,952

2000-01

37,442

350,711

24,190

2001-02

43,162

500,632

30,019

2002-03

45,354

302,021

62,393

2003-04

63,775

180,548

20,132

2004-05

66,275

237,487

49,124

2005-06

78,963

215,141

57,676

2006-07

102,500

216,910

90,710

2007-08

113,296

198,488

88,481


Food

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much food waste his Department generated in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [208137]


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Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department does not hold the management information on how much food waste is generated.

National Lottery

Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has received from the National Lottery Distribution Fund in each year since 1994. [210412]

Mr. Sutcliffe: My Department recovers a share of the net costs of running the National Lottery Commission (NLC) from the national lottery distribution fund (NLDF). Details of these amounts can be found in note 5 of the NLDF accounts, which can be found at the following website addresses or in the House Libraries.

My Department also recovers from the NLDF the operational costs incurred by it in carrying out NLDF matters. Details of these amounts can be found in note 4 of the NLDF accounts. Accounts for 2007-08 are expected to be laid before the House in October 2008.

National Lottery: Manpower

Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department were engaged on National Lottery Distribution Fund matters in each of the last five years; and what proportion of their working time was spent on such matters in each of those years. [210243]

Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 11 June 2008]: The number of staff engaged on national lottery distribution fund matters and the proportion of time spent in each of the last five years is set out in the following table.

In addition, other staff are engaged on lottery policy matters and on the sponsorship of lottery distributing bodies. This activity is not related to the management of the national lottery distribution fund.

Financial year Number of staff Percentage of time on NLDF

2003-04

9

42

2004-05

8

46

2005-06

8

47

2006-07

8

45

2007-08

8

38


Olympic Games 2012: National Lottery

Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments were made to the National Lottery Commission from the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund in each year since 1994. [210234]


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Mr. Sutcliffe: Details of the payments made to the National Lottery Commission (NLC) from the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund (OLDF) can be found in Note 5 of the OLDF annual accounts for the years 2005-06 and 2006-07, which can be found at the following website addresses or in the House libraries.

A similar note will appear in the 2007-08 accounts, which are expected to be laid before Parliament in October.

Redstone

Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contracts his Department holds with Redstone; what services are supplied; and what the total value is of these contracts. [210238]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department does not currently hold any contracts with Redstone.

Sport England: Public Appointments

Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent by (a) Sport England and (b) his Department on advertising for the position of Chairman of Sport England. [210237]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The position of Chairman of Sport England was advertised in The Sunday Times on 16 and 23 December 2007. Following an organisational review of the body, the position was re-advertised in The Sunday Times on 8 June 2008 and in The Times online on 9 June 2008. The total net advertising cost is £17,148.25 which will be met in full by the Department.

Sports: Further Education

Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many co-ordinators of sport in further education were appointed in each of the last three years; and how many are planned to be appointed in the next three years. [208223]

Kevin Brennan: I have been asked to reply.

As part of the PE and Sport Strategy for Young People, 20 pilot FE sport co-ordinators have been in post since April 2008. Appointment of co-ordinators for all of the 377 FE colleges will begin in September 2008. We aim to have them all in place by January 2009. No sport co-ordinators in further education existed before 2008.

Children, Schools and Families

Children: Day Care

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the cost of increasing the free entitlement for childcare from 12.5 hours per week to 15 hours per week by 2010. [210026]


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Beverley Hughes: The extension to the free entitlement from 121/2 hours per week to 15 hours per week, delivered more flexibly than at present, is being funded through a new investment of £590 million over 2008 to 2011 (£80 million in 2008/09, £170 million in 2009/10 and £340 million in 2010/11. Funding beyond 2011 will, of course, be a matter for future spending reviews.

Children's Centres

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with how many partners, on average, children's centres work in order to deliver the range of services outlined in Every Child Matters. [210606]

Beverley Hughes: Sure Start Children's Centres work with a range of local partners including health, Job Centre Plus, schools and private, voluntary and independent organisations. Information on how many partners on average children's centres work with is not collected centrally.

Community Relations

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what his Department will spend its share of the pledged £12.5 million to help prevent extremism in communities; over what period of time his Department’s share will be spent; which stakeholders will be consulted when deciding which community projects will be given funding from the budget; what the process will be to decide which organisations and projects will be given funding; how the effects of the funding will be assessed; and who will monitor those effects. [210288]

Kevin Brennan: The £12.5 million announced on 3 June will be divided between the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, to be spent on funding projects specifically to support institutions or individuals vulnerable to radicalisation. My Department will be working closely with Home Office and Ministry of Justice on work to support young individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system and to feed into cross-Government work on identifying and supporting vulnerable individuals at risk of being targeted by violent extremists.

Further Education

Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage 16 to 19 year-olds to stay on in education. [209944]

Jim Knight: 77.3 per cent. of young people were in education and training at the end of 2006, equating to 1,547,000 16 to 18-year-olds—the highest number ever. The Government have taken a number of steps to increase this still further and put us on the pathway to raising the participation age in 2013:


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