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Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people were employed in (a) the Civil Service, (b) central government, (c) local government and (d) the public sector in each year since 1996-97. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning how many people were employed in (a) the Civil Service, (b) central government, (c) local government and (d) the public sector in each year since 1996-97. (257011)
The Office for National Statistics collects employment statistics for the public sector, as part of the Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey (QPSES).
The requested data are attached at Annex A.
|Annex A : public sector employment by sector classification|
|United Kingdom (thousand); h eadcount; not seasonally adjusted|
|Local Government( 1)||Central Government( 2)||Public Corproations( 3)||Total Public Sector( 4)||Of which : Civil Service( 5)|
|(1) Local government covers those types of public administration that only cover a locality and any bodies controlled and mainly financed by them. It includes police forces and their civilian staff|
(2 )Central government includes all administrative departments of government and other central agencies and non-departmental public bodies. It also includes HM Forces, the National Health Service and education Academies
(3) Public corporations are companies or quasi-corporations controlled by government
(4) The public sector comprises central government, local government and public corporations as defined for the UK National Accounts
(5) Estimates of Civil Service employees count all home Civil Service employees
Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey
Mr. Maude: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Information Commissioner was consulted on the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2009; and what advice the Commissioner gave in respect of the regulations. 
I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking whether the Information Commissioner was consulted over the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2009; and what representations the Commissioner made in respect of the proposals (258607). I am replying on behalf of the National Statistician who is away on business.
As part of the preparation for the laying of the draft Regulations before Parliament, officials from the Office for National Statistics met with staff from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) on 1 August 2008 to discuss their plans. The ICO indicated that it was content for the proposed disclosure of information to proceed given that the information was to be used for statistical purposes only, that it was to be authorised by Parliament and that it was to be transmitted securely.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent estimate her Office has made of the net financial effect on (a) London and (b) each London borough of the London 2012 Olympic Games, broken down by borough; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: The financial and economic benefits of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games are already evident. Over 3,300 people are currently working for contractors on the Olympic Park. Over 800 businesses have already won over £3.5 billion of work supplying the Olympic Delivery Authority.
Creating up to 75,000 supply chain opportunitiesthere will be opportunities for businesses across the country to get involved;
Creating employmentwith up to 11,000 people working on site at the peak and 100,000 contract jobs to stage the games;
Opening up skills and employment opportunities for most, if not all, sectors, extending well beyond the Olympic Park and London;
Delivering a total of 350 construction apprenticeships at the Olympic Park site.
Long-term job creation, with up to 50,000 new permanent jobs created in the Olympic Park and surrounding area after the games;
Through public and private investment, 10,000 - 12,000 new mixed-tenure homes in the Olympic Park site, 35 per cent. of which will be affordable housing, and over 5,000 new homes in the Olympic Village and Stratford City development;
Creating opportunities for tourism, media, sport and many other sectors; for example, the value of the games to UK tourism is estimated to be £2.1 billion between 2007 and 2017;
Increasing the potential for inward investment and export, including through the use of local facilities as training camps.
The Mayor of London is responsible for maximising the impact of the 2012 games on London. The London Development Agency (LDA) is commissioning a study to evaluate the impacts, outcomes, benefits and additionality of investment in LDA 2012 games legacy programmes.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what date the euro changeover plan of (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies was last updated; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent version of each plan. 
(a) The Euro changeover plan for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport was last updated in June 2006. A copy of the DCMS changeover plan will be placed in the Library. The Department will however review their plans at a later date.
(b) The Royal Parks Agency (the only agency of DCMS) does not maintain a separate Euro changeover plan. Legislation relating to the Agency is included in the Department's plan.
Mr. Breed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much National Lottery funding has been allocated to sporting projects in Cornwall in the last five years, broken down by lottery distributor. 
Barbara Follett: The Big Lottery Fund, their legacy bodies; Awards for All, and Sport England have advised that the following funding has been allocated to sporting projects in Cornwall in the last five years for which information is available.
|Financial year||BIG (and legacy bodies)||Awards For All||Sport England|
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding has been (a) allocated to and (b) provided to the training of the British Olympic shooting team for the London 2012 Olympics. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 23 February 2009]: UK Sport have advised that the British Olympic shooting team and athletes from shooting disciplines on the World Class Pathway have been allocated £1,225,350 for the period 2009-13.
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to provide facilities for (a) sporting activity and (b) participation in the arts for young people in the South West. 
DCMS works with other Departments and our network of sponsored bodies (NDPBs) to set overarching objectives relating to the sectors for which we have policy responsibility in Government. Delivery of these objectives is usually the responsibility of the lead NDPB who take forward delivery of our strategic priorities at a national and local level. As follows are examples of work taken forward in the South West region:
Local authorities across the South West have signed up to the Government's initiative to offer free swimming to both those aged 16 and under and over 60. The local authorities that have opted in to offer the scheme to both age groups have also received a share of a £10 million capital fund to spend on modernising or improving pool provision in time for the start of the two-year scheme in 2009. Those local authorities that will offer free swimming to both age groups also stand to benefit from a further £25 million capital challenge fund in both 2009-10 and 2010-11 to spend on improving pool provision.
DCMS works with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to support the delivery of the PE and Sport Strategy for Young People (PESSYP) which will increase the quality and quantity of school and community based sport on offer and give young people more opportunities to be active. It builds on the success of the 2003 PE, School Sport and Club Links Strategy (PESSCL) for five-16 year olds.
The new 5 hour offer will deliver further Government commitments announced by the Prime Minister in 2007 and set out in PSA 22 which promises to deliver a successful Olympic games and Paralympic games with a sustainable legacy and get more children and young people taking part in high quality PE and sport.
The strategy will be delivered through the two key delivery bodies, Sport Englandwith its focus on sport in the community, and the Youth Sport Trustwith its network of School Sport Partnerships and focus on PE and sport in schools.
Sport England (who fund projects from Exchequer and lottery funding), have identified two projects for which funding has been provided specifically for built facilities for young people in the South West:
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