Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff have been disciplined by (a) his Department, (b) Arts Council England, (c) the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, (d) English Heritage, (e) the Big Lottery Fund, (f) Sport England, (g) UK Sport and (h) the Heritage Lottery Fund for (i) bullying and (ii) harassment of colleagues in each of the last three years. 
|Arts Council England
|Heritage Lottery Fund
|(1) Same employee disciplined for bullying and harassment.
Margaret Hodge: My Department underwent a reorganisation on 15 April 2008 in response to the findings of its Capability Review. Business planning for 2008-09 focused on how the Department should be configured. Now that most of the Department has been restructured, the new directorates are working on plans to show how they intend to deliver against departmental goals. A Corporate Plan was published on 15 April and is available on the Departments website at:
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by publicly-funded bodies for which his Department is responsible on celebrations of (a) St. Davids Day, (b) St. Patricks Day, (c) St. Georges Day and (d) St. Andrews Day in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Margaret Hodge: It is not possible to say how many listed buildings are currently in use as school buildings. The English Heritage Listed Building System records the number of listed buildings in the category of schools as:
These figures include buildings that were originally built as schools, but are now in another use; buildings that were used as a school as part of their chronological history; and buildings that, since listing, are no longer used as schools.
Mr. Sutcliffe: Sport England has advised that the Priority Revenues Group Fund was renamed and became Active Communities Development Fund in February 2001. There was no funding prior to 2001. The amounts spent in each year since 2001 is as follows:
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many Ministers in his Department attended or plan to attend the (a) Ascot Race Week, (b) Henley Regatta, (c) Wimbledon Championships, (d) British Grand Prix, (e) Lords Test Matches and (f) Open Golf Championship in 2008. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Secretary of State attended the Wimbledon Championships Mens Final on 6 July, and the Lords Tests Match on 11 July. I attended the Ascot Race on 17 June and the British Grand Prix on 6 July, and the Lords Tests Match on 10 July. I will also be going to the Open Golf Championship on 20 July.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he (a) has recently taken and (b) plans to take to improve sporting links between the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There are a number of recent initiatives and planned activities, primarily delivered through bodies such as UK Sport and the British Council, designed to improve sporting links between the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries.
UK Sport currently supports sport development projects and programmes which foster school links through sport in 21 Commonwealth countries and plans to work in one further Commonwealth country. UK Sport works in conjunction with the British Council and UNICEF to deliver the international inspiration project to inspire young people in developing countries and communities to take part in sport.
In addition Dreams + Teams is an initiative to promote Youth Leadership and School Links through sport. Dreams + Teams currently operate in the Commonwealth countries (as shown in the table). We anticipate that much of the work on Dreams + Teams will be absorbed into International Inspiration and Premier Skills (a joint development project between the British Council and the Premier League) over the next two years.
UK Sport hosted the Next Step Conference, empowering young sports leaders to champion the Olympic values of friendship and fair play, in Namibia in 2007 where 19 Commonwealth countries were represented.
Representatives from 67 of the 71 Commonwealth Games Associations attended the Commonwealth Sports Development Conference in Glasgow in June 2008 focusing on how sport and development initiatives can raise levels of grass-roots participation and create pathways to excellence both here in the UK and in the developing world, and was hosted by Culture and Sport Glasgow with support from Glasgow city council.
UK Sport and the Commonwealth Games Federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2007 for a four year period to develop and broaden the relationship between the two organizations. Additionally, Sue Campbell, Chair of UK Sport, is also Chair of Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS) which was established in 2005 to promote the value of sport as a tool for social, economic, health and educational development. Its advocacy work is directed primarily at the Commonwealth governments through their Ministers of Sport, the Commonwealth secretariat and other key policy-makers.
|Countries where UK Sport International Development Programmes and British Council Dreams + Teams programmes are currently working
|UK Sport International Development Programmes
|Dreams + Teams
|(1) There are plans in place to extend work to Bangladesh.