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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).
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. 
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.
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.
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. 
|Grant in aid (GIA) received||Total grants awarded||Amount of grants awarded from GIA|
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.
NLDF Annual Accounts 2005-06:
NLDF Annual Accounts 2006-07:
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.
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. 
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.
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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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
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.
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. 
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.
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. 
Beverley Hughes: The extension to the free entitlement from 12Â1/2 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.
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. 
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.
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 Departments 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. 
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.
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-oldsthe 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:
the September Guarantee, an offer of a suitable place in learning for every year 11 school leaver, was delivered nationally for the first time last yearand this year we will be extending that offer to 17-year-olds;
a range of financial support is available to young people to help them continue in education or training, this includes
Education Maintenance Allowance, Learner Support Funds, Residential bursaries, Care to Learn and Dance and Drama Awards;
Activity Agreement Pilots in eight areas are testing different packages of financial support for young people completing agreed activities to help identify the most effective model for engaging 16 to 17-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) and Learning Agreement Pilots in eight areas are testing how young people in jobs without training can be motivated to participate in learning;
the NEET strategy (November 2007) introduced a number of measures to increase participation including a duty on providers to notify Connexions when a young person drops out of learning, and encouraging providers to offer more flexible and responsive provision throughout the academic year; and
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