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Mark Durkan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons detained in young offenders' centres went on to re-offend following release in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Paul Goggins: The information requested is currently only available for 2005 and is shown in the following table.
|Number re-offending within one year||Total in 2005 cohort|
These figures are drawn from the NIO Statistical and Research Bulletin 7/2008 Northern Ireland re-offending: results from the 2005 cohort, which is the first analysis of re-offending behaviour in Northern Ireland. Previous analyses have been limited to the measure of reconviction and are thus incomparable to re-offending rates.
It is anticipated that an analysis of 2006 youth re-offending rates will be published in early 2009.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research he has (a) conducted and (b) evaluated on the relationship between (i) alcohol prices and (ii) alcohol promotions in licensed premises and the excessive consumption of alcohol; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: I have been asked to reply.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Hemsworth (Jon Trickett) on 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 1019W.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of the properties on the English Heritage At Risk Register are in public ownership. 
Margaret Hodge: Nationally, 149 (15 per cent.) Grade 1 and Grade 2 Star listed buildings on the English Heritage, Heritage at Risk Register are in public ownership.
In London, where Grade 2 listed buildings at risk are included on the Heritage At Risk Register in addition to Grade 1 and Grade 2 Star buildings, the percentage of publicly owned buildings is 21 per cent.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Cultural Leadership Programme spent on administration in each of the last three years. 
Margaret Hodge: The Cultural Leadership Programme has provided the following figures for the amount spent on administration, defined as research and project management and not including staffing, in each of the last three years:
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the commercial value of the discount was in each case. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department does not hold this information; neither does its agency The Royal Parks.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) scheduled date and (b) title was of each conference proposed to be hosted by his Department and its agency which was cancelled
before taking place in each of the last 10 years; and what costs were incurred in respect of each. 
Margaret Hodge: The Royal Parks Agency has confirmed it has not cancelled any conferences in the last 10 years.
DCMS does not keep a central record of the information requested and this could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information technology projects initiated by his Department have been cancelled prior to completion in the last five years; and what the cost of each such project was to the public purse. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: My Department has not cancelled any information technology projects prior to completion in the last five years.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average cost to his Department was of employing a press and media officer in 2007-08. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Press and media officers in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport operate at two salary levels. The average salaries (which include a specialist allowance of £4,000) as at the 31 March 2008 are shown in the table.
|Pay band||Average press/media officer salary|
In addition to salary there are other employer costs such as employer's pension; employers national insurance costs, overtime payments and overheads.
Press and media officers have been defined as the frontline staff dealing with the media. Support staff and staff whose main job is more of a management role, such as Head of News are excluded.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: In each of the last two years the Department has used 100 per cent. paper from recycled sources for its photocopying. In printed publications the Department uses stock that has a minimum recycled content of 50 per cent. This stock also carries FSC certification, which guarantees that the virgin fibre comes from well managed sustainable sources.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by his Department on subscriptions for magazines, newspapers and other publications in each of the last 24 months. 
Margaret Hodge: The information in the following table represents expenditure incurred by the Department's Library and Information Centre on subscriptions for hard copy and online magazines, newspapers, books and other publications, access to specific research databases, the Stationery Office and other parliamentary information sources as well as legal online and hard copy updating services.
Increases in the monthly expenditure for the end of financial year 2006-07 and the beginning and end of financial year 2007-08 are due to the renewal of a number of annual subscriptions.
Please note the 2008-09 figures have yet to be audited and are therefore subject to change.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of his Departments budget was used for research within its areas of responsibility in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The proportion of the administration and programme (Request for Resources 1) budget used for research by the Department is set out in the following table.
|Financial year||Percentage of budget used for research|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available; what the aim of each project was; which think tank or charity was commissioned; and how much was paid. 
Margaret Hodge: It is not possible to disaggregate the information from the relevant DCMS databases therefore the information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department were (a) on loan from other Government Departments, (b) on loan from other organisations, (c) on secondment from other Government Departments and (d) on secondment from other organisations in each of the last five years, broken down by pay band. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: In the Department for Culture, Media and Sport the number of staff by pay band/grade on loan from other Government Departments in each of the last five years (a) is shown in Table 1. There were no loans from other organisations (b).
|Table 1: Loans from other Government Departments|
|31 March each year|
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