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Over the next three years, we will spend at least £780 million on developing sporting opportunities for young people through our PE and Sport Strategy for Young
People. This will mean more coaches, competition, and young people playing sport in a wide range of community as well as school settings.
Andy Burnham: In June this year Sport England published their new strategy for sport. The new strategy for 2008-11 focuses on three key areas of grassroots sport: growing sporting participation, sustaining sporting participation, and ensuring that talented people from all backgrounds have the chance to excel. I am confident that this new framework will enable us to deliver a world leading community sports system for the country.
Sport England's new strategy, published in June, focuses on three key areas of grassroots sport: growing sporting participation, sustaining sporting participation and ensuring talented people from all backgrounds have the chance to excel. I am confident that this new strategy will deliver a world leading community sports system.
11. Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will review the number of channels available to people served by relay transmitters in the south of Scotland after digital switchover takes place in November 2008. 
Andy Burnham: After switchover all terrestrial viewers in Scotland will be able to receive around 20 channels via the public service multiplexes. An estimated 88 per cent. of homes in Scotland will also be able to receive a further range of commercial channels. However, coverage of these services is a commercial matter for the operators concerned.
12. Mr. Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on ITV's compliance with its quota on network programming originating outside the M25. 
Andy Burnham: Ofcom's chief executive officer briefed me on ITV's breach of its out-of London quota at a meeting in June. The matter is the subject of consideration by Ofcom with a view to regulatory action.
14. Linda Gilroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on developing skills in the digital media sector; and if he will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham: The Minister with responsibility for Culture, my right hon. Friend the member for Barking (Margaret Hodge), and I have had a number of conversations with colleagues across Government regarding the development of skills in the creative industries including the digital media sector. In particular, we have met the Secretary of State for Universities, Innovation and Skills and the Minister with responsibility for Skills, my hon. friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr. Lammy), to look at how we can meet our aim for employers to create 5,000 new apprenticeship places in the creative industries by 2013.
My Department is also working with employers, sector skills councils, trade associations, the Learning and Skills Council and other Government Departments to establish high quality innovative new places of learning, such as the planned National Skills Academy for the creative sectors in Thurrock.
17. Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received from local authorities on the budgetary implications of implementing free swimming schemes for the under-16s. 
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department has taken steps to encourage British residents to take their main annual holidays in the UK. 
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what options are available to licensing authorities regarding applications for Temporary Event Notices where the premises concerned has previously been found to have breached licensing conditions. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: In cases where the police object to a temporary event notice, licensing authorities are responsible for holding a hearing to decide whether to issue a counter notice to prevent the event from going ahead.
Police may object to a temporary event notice if they believe the use of premises for an event risks undermining crime prevention objectives. While this decision is a matter for the police, they may take into account previous offences committed, including breaches of licensing conditions.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the level of enforcement of the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of (a) the display of premises licences in licensed premises and (b) the display of the correct name of the designated premises supervisor in premises licences; 
(2) how many (a) companies and (b) individuals have been prosecuted for breaches of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of failure to display in licensed premises (i) premises licences and (ii) up to date details of the designated premises supervisor for those premises; and if he will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham [holding answer 17 September 2008]: Information relating to prosecutions or other enforcement actions on these subjects is held centrally by the Ministry of Justice. The Licensing Act 2003 did not come fully into force until 24 November 2005. The only full year for which figures are currently available is 2006.
The number of (a) companies and (b) individuals who have been proceeded against at magistrates courts under section 57 of the Licensing Act 2003 in England and Wales for the years 2004 to 2006 can be viewed in the following table. Court proceedings data for 2007 will be available in the autumn of 2008.
|Number of defendants who were proceeded against at magistrates courts for offences under the Licensing Act section 57( 1) in England and Wales, 2006( 2)|
|2006||Number proceeded against|
|(1) Includes the following statute(s) and corresponding offence description Licensing Act 2003 s.57. Failure to produce a premises licence or copy when required to do so.|
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Evidence and Analysis UnitMinistry of Justice Our ref: IOS 476-08 (Table) Contributions for PQ 224062
These data relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offence for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, the offence selected is the one for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
However, this type of breach may have been dealt with informally through writing or licence review. We are confident that the range of compliance and enforcement options available to the relevant authorities are adequate to allow the enforcement agencies to ensure compliance with the legislation.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what items have been recommended by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest as warranting a temporary export bar in each of the last five years. 
Andy Burnham [holding answer 15 September 2008]: In 2006-07, 22 items were found by the Committee as warranting an export bar; in 2005-06 there were 18 items; in 2004-05 27 items; in 2003-04 13 items; and in 2002-03 23 items. Details of these items are set out in the following tables.
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