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Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders have been intensively supervised in the community in each year since 2001; and what the average cost of such supervision per person supervised was in each of those years. 
Mr. Hanson: The following table provides details of the numbers of young offenders aged under 18 who have been placed on the intensive supervision and surveillance programme (ISSP). This programme is the most rigorous and robust community sentence for under 18s supported by an initial three month curfew which is monitored electronically. The cost of ISSP varies from region to region but the Youth Justice Board use an average cost of £6,000 per head with a further £2,250 for the electronic monitoring bringing the total to £8,250.
|Intensive supervision and surveillance programme starts 2001 2008|
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reduce the use of penal custody for child offenders; and how many such offenders are being supervised in the community. 
Mr. Hanson: The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 provides for a new generic community sentence for under 18s, the Youth Rehabilitation Order (YRO), which will replace nine existing community sentences. The Order provides a range of requirements providing a flexible sentence that can be tailored to meet individual offenders' needs. It includes two high intensity requirements, intensive supervision and surveillance and fostering set as direct alternatives to custody. The Act will also require a court to consider using a YRO with one of the high intensity requirements prior to custody. If custody is still given the sentencer must explain in court why the high intensity community sentence is not appropriate.
In addition the Government have provided a range of out of court disposals designed to keep low level offences and offenders out of the criminal justice system, yet provide interventions to prevent reoffending. The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act introduces the Youth
Conditional Caution which will be available to the Crown Prosecution Service as a final out of court disposal. Both these measures will be brought into effect later this year.
This Government believe in early intervention and prevention, but recognises that where offending occurs we should have a structured, robust sentencing framework aimed at preventing reoffending. However, where the offence is serious or persistent and there is a risk of harm to the public then custody should be available. These aims are set out in the Youth Crime Action Plan published in July 2008.
The number of 10 to 18s getting community sentences in 2007 was 66,007 out of a total of 97,387 sentenced. This counts all types of offence at magistrates courts and the Crown court. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
the introduction of specialised safeguarding posts within Young Offender Institutions;
the introduction of local authority social workers to meet the welfare needs of young people in custody;
the introduction of an independent advocacy service to provide young people with assistance if they wish to make complaints or need advice;
the development of policies and guidance that specifically address the needs of young people, such as anti-bullying and violence reduction;
consideration of building and cell design, including increasing the presence of CCTV cameras in known bullying hotspots; and
increased child protection and safeguarding training.
In December 2008, the Youth Justice Board (YJB) published its Review of Safeguarding in the Secure Estate. Safeguarding remains a priority and the YJB is working with cross-Government partners and secure estate providers to improve the safeguarding of young people in the secure estate.
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 2165W, on alcoholic drinks: misuse, when he expects the terms of reference for the work on evaluating the effects of the sale of alcohol between 3 am and 6 am will be agreed. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Pursuant to my answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 2165W, I can confirm that my Department is still in discussions with the Home Office about further evaluation of the impact of the sale of alcohol between 3 am and 6 am. No decisions have yet been reached on terms of reference.
Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department provides guidance to convenience stores with off-sales licences on the (a) positioning of and (b) promotion of alcohol within their shops. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: DCMS does not provide guidance to licensed premises on any matter. However, in our guidance to licensing authorities, we have provided details of the Portman Group Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks, which seeks to ensure that drinks are packaged and promoted in a socially responsible manner. In addition, if there is a risk or perceived risk to the licensing objectives (such as the protection of children from harm) as a result of the position or promotion of alcohol, following representations and a hearing, conditions can be attached to the premises licence by the licensing authority to address the concerns.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 20 May 2008, Official Report, column 244W, on apprentices, what progress has been made on increasing the number of apprentices in his Department; and how many apprentices his Department employs. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Royal Parks runs a three year apprenticeship scheme, which commenced in September 2007. There are currently nine first year apprentices and six second year apprentices. Recruitment for a further 10 apprentices will begin in early February 2009.
In 2008-09 there are currently no DCMS staff undertaking apprenticeships or advance apprenticeships, but places continue to be offered and advertised on the in-house intranet for management and administration.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Arts Council England spent on (a) grants for the arts, (b) the Cultural Leadership Programme, (c) managed funds, (d) the Urban Cultural Programme, (e) Own Art and (f) its regularly funded organisations in each of the last five years; and what percentage of expenditure came from (i) the National Lottery and (ii) Exchequer funds in each case. 
|How much ACE spent on:||Type||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07||2007-08|
|(1 )Culture Leadership Funds were part of Restricted Funds until 2007-08. From 2008-09 it was brought into part of the core funding from DCMS.|
|Percentage of expenditure from (i) the National Lottery and (ii) Exchequer f unds in each case|
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) public money and (b) lottery money has been spent per capita on arts services in each (i) region and (ii) local authority area in each of the last five years. 
The information is not available in the form requested. However, public money includes lottery money and, based on information from Arts
Council England and population estimates (source: Office for National Statistics, mid-year population estimates 2005, 2006 and 2007), annual per capita spend on the Arts Councils Regularly Funded Organisations and Grants for the Arts programmes in each English region is as set out in the following two tables.
|Arts Council England Regularly Funded Organizations: spend per capita|
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