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Sport England has no record of providing awards to the following bodies or projects in respect of teaching people to swim or coaching of competitive swimmers:
Royal Life Saving Association, the swimming and water safety website, Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents, Institute of Swimming Teachers and Coaches, British Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association, Swimming Teachers Association.
Sport England has provided awards to support Community Sports Coaches (CSCs) in a number of sports over the period 2005-09. It is not possible to identify the exact amount of investment to swimming as many awards will be for coaches working across more than one sport. However, Sport England estimates that a total investment of more than £1.1 million will have benefited swimming coaching. CSCs will normally provide coaching to non-competitive swimmers, and their work may include introductory and taster sessions for new swimmers.
The lottery awards to the ASA include an award of £3,020,437 for the ASA Club and Coach Programme 2007-10. This supports the establishment of talent pathways, including the provision of coaching for swimmers at grass roots level.
UK Sport has funded elite swimming competitors over the same period, but to disaggregate the element spent on coaching could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has allocated (a) to swimming and (b) to elite and competitive swimming in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Sport England has advised that the following funding has been allocated to swimming in each of the last 10 years:
|Swimming (overall figure)||Elite and competitive swimming (figures included in overall figure for swimming)|
|(1) No records|
UK Sport has advised that the following funding has been allocated to the world class swimming programme in each of the last 10 years:
|Elite and competitive swimming (figures included in overall figure for swimming)|
|Financial year||Exchequer||Lottery||Lottery (events)|
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases under (a) the old and (b) the new scheme are open. 
Kitty Ussher: The administration of the Child Support Agency is a matter for the chief executive. He will write to the hon. Member with the information requested.
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Chief Executive.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Child Support Agency cases under (a) the old and (b) the new scheme are open. 
At the end of June 2008 the Agency had 697,000 current scheme and 658,700 old scheme cases. This includes cases awaiting assessment.
Information on the number of cases currently handled by the Agency, split by scheme is routinely published in Table 1 of the Child Support Agency Quarterly Summary of Statistics (QSS). The latest version is available in the House of Commons library or online at the following link:
I hope you find this answer helpful.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what contracts his Department has with cleaning services providers; and what the hourly rate of pay for cleaners working in his Department is. 
Mr. McNulty: The Department has a contract with Land Securities Trillium (LST) for the provision of fully fitted and serviced accommodation, including cleaning services, and does not have any direct contracts with service partners. LST provide all the Departments cleaning services through two service partners: ISS and MITIE.
Hourly pay rates for cleaners employed by ISS and MITIE vary between £5.73 per hour and £7.00 per hour, depending upon geographical area, job type and tasks.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department were dismissed for gross misconduct in each of the last five years. 
Jonathan Shaw: The information about the number of staff dismissed for gross misconduct for the period April 2004 to September 2008 (the most recent date for which figures are available) is shown in the following table:
|Employees dismissed in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for gross misconduct|
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on upgrading its IT in each of the last three financial years. 
Jonathan Shaw: The Department realigned its contracts with its major suppliers, EDS and BT, in 2005, which means the Department only pays for the IT services it consumes.
Included within these realigned contracts are obligations on the suppliers to maintain and refresh the IT infrastructure that underpins the delivery of standard services. The costs for all upgrades of hardware and software are, therefore, included within the prices the Department pays for the IT services and not identified separately.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reports have been completed by his Department's Strategy Team in each of the last 12 months. 
Jonathan Shaw: The following reports have been published by the Department's Strategy Unit over the last 12 months:
More support, higher expectations: the role of conditionality in improving employment outcomes (July 2008)
Factors influencing the inter and intra class mobility of Jobcentre Plus Customers: a case study approach (May 2008)
Building a coherent strategy for engagement: deliberative research with employers (March 2008)
The challenges facing DWP in the future: deliberative research with the public (December 2007)
Department for Work and Pensions Simplification Plan 2007-8 (December 2007)
Departmental Strategic Objectives (December 2007)
In addition, the Strategy Unit has contributed to a number of departmental reports, including the Welfare Reform Green Paper No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility' (July 2008), the Department for Work and Pensions Three Year Business Plan 2008-2011 (February 2008) and the Welfare Reform Green Paper Ready for work: full employment in our generation' (December 2007).
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of invoices for goods and services procured from small and medium-sized businesses were paid within 30 days of receipt by (a) his Department and (b) the agencies for which his Department is responsible in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement. 
Jonathan Shaw: The proportion of invoices paid within 30 days of receipt for small and medium-sized enterprises is not recorded or reported separately. However the overall performance for the Department and the agencies for which the Department is responsible in 2007-08 was 96 per cent. This can be further broken down to:
(a) The Department 96 per cent.
(b) The Agencies
Disability and Carers Service: 95 per cent.
Child Support Agency: 96 per cent.
The Pensions Service: 98 per cent.
Jobcentre Plus: 96 per cent.
Overall performance: 96 per cent.
For the period specified in this response, Disability and Carers Service and The Pension Service operated as separate agencies and have, therefore, been reported on separately. Disability and Carers Service and The Pension Service subsequently merged to become PDCS on 1 April 2008.
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