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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent by Sport England on sports ground safety through the Football Trust and Sports Ground Initiative since 1999. 
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of carved stones and ornamental objects stolen from the grounds of (a) ruined abbeys and church buildings and (b) castles and monuments in the care of English Heritage in the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Margaret Hodge: According to English Heritage, there has been only one instance of carved stones or ornamental objects stolen from the grounds of ruined abbeys, church buildings, castles or monuments in its care since January 2004. Information on years before that date is not available.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on establishing St. George's Day as a bank holiday. 
Margaret Hodge: None. The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is responsible for bank holidays and there are currently no plans to change the present well-established and accepted pattern of bank holidays in this country.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment Sport England has made of sport action zones; and what reports have been commissioned on their operation. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Sport England commissioned Ipsos Mori to carry out a study of four of the Sport Action Zones (SAZ) between October 2005 and January 2006, comparing baseline data collected in 2001-02 on levels of participation in sport and attitudes towards sports provision among residents.
In addition to Ipsos Mori's study, Sport England's Policy Team produced a detailed summary report on the lessons learnt from the SAZ, Active Communities Development Fund and Active Communities Manager's Projects in 2007. This report is titled Impact in 3D.
Mr. Don Foster:
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to how many new or enhanced
facilities requiring funding over £100,000 Sport England allocated funding through their Community Projects Capital Fund in each year since 1999; and how many of these facilities were based on education sites. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The numbers of new or enhanced facilities requiring funding over £100,000 which have been funded through the Sport England Community Projects Capital Fund in each year since 1999, as provided by Sport England, are tabled as follows:
|Financial Year||New or enhanced facilities funded through the Sport England Community Projects Capital Fund||Facilities based on sites of educational organisations|
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to how many new or enhanced facilities requiring funding under £100,000 Sport England allocated funding through their Community Projects Capital Fund in each year since 1999; and how many of these facilities were deemed to have significantly benefited people from ethnic minority communities in each year. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The numbers of new or enhanced facilities requiring funding under £100,000 and which have been allocated funding through the Sport England Community Projects Capital Fund, as provided by Sport England, in each year since 1999 are tabled as follows:
|New or enhanced facilities requiring funding under £100,000, which have been funded through the Sport England Community Projects Capital Fund|
Information is not available about how many of these facilities are deemed to have significantly benefited people from ethnic minorities in each year. However, Sport England remains committed to working with funding partners to increase participation amongst all groups, including ethnic minorities.
|Financial year||Number of small awards( 1) made by Sport England|
|(1) For the purpose of this response, the definition of small awards is up to £10,000. These figures include Lottery and Exchequer funding.|
|Financial Year||Proportion of funding spent on the Community Projects Fund (percentage)|
Lynda Waltho: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will take steps to assist local authorities to (a) regulate lap dancing clubs and (b) take the views of the local community into account when determining licensing policy on lap dancing clubs. 
The Government are consulting with local authorities on any concerns they have which they feel cannot be addressed by existing controls, including the Licensing Act 2003 and whether we need to do more to protect local communities. We do recognise that people do not necessarily want lap-dancing establishments in their neighbourhoods and we want to ensure local authorities have the powers to reflect the views of local people when considering applications. We will therefore consider whether or not lap-dancing clubs should fall under the category of sex encounter establishments under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 and legislate if this is necessary.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the annual cost of running the Visit Britain office in New York was in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many and what proportion of employees of the Government Equalities Office who received a performance-related bonus at their last appraisal were (a) male, (b) female, (c) from an ethnic minority, (d) disabled and (e) not heterosexual; and if she will make a statement. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many girls under the age of 17 (a) gave birth and (b) had an abortion in (i) Essex and (ii) England in 2007. (214074)
Available figures are estimates of the number of conceptions that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or legal termination.
The Office for National Statistics does not routinely publish conception figures for girls aged under 17 by local authority. Figures are however available for conceptions to girls aged under 18 and these have been provided.
Number of conceptions leading to maternities and abortions for girls aged under 18 for 2006 (latest year for which figures are available) are shown in the table below. Figures for 2006 are provisional.
|Number of conceptions to girls aged under 18 leading to a maternity and an abortion England and Essex for 2006.|
|Area||Conceptions leading to a maternity||Conceptions leading to an abortion||Total conceptions|
| Note: Conceptions for 2006 are provisional.|
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