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Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what research he has commissioned on the effects of prisoner numbers per prison on prison performance against the Prison Service's key performance indicators of safety and respect, including suicide levels. 
My Department continues to monitor prison performance on a monthly basis against a range of indicators, including five indicators of safety and decency. For the 2008-09 financial year to date, performance is on track against the indicators of serious assaults, overcrowding, purposeful activity and time unlocked; and the three-year rate of self-inflicted deaths is falling.
David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the written ministerial statement of 8 May 2007, Official Report, columns 6-7WS, on young adult offenders, what progress has been made on each of the nine proposals listed. 
implementation of an improved protocol between the National Offender Management Service and the Youth Justice Board to ensure effective transition arrangements for young people moving to the young adult estate are put in place;
provision of £500,000 to promote the use and evaluation of mentoring as part of the Offender Management package; and
development of a pilot specification for a new YAO regime that will be designed to meet the needs of a sentenced young adult male population at HMP Isis, a new separate public sector prison within the existing HMP Belmarsh perimeter wall that will provide 624 places for 18 to 24-year-olds.
A review has also been conducted to consider implementation of recommendation 16 of the Mubarek report. The conclusions of this work will be considered as part of the wider review of the management of young adults in custody referred to above.
The initiatives that have been put in place, together with the work outlined above, build on previous schemes and continue to offer a positive and considered way forward for the management of young adult offenders.
David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of (a) people and (b) women aged from 18 to 21 years old who received a criminal conviction in the last 12 months had been convicted of one or more criminal offences when under the age of 18. 
Maria Eagle: Data held by the Ministry of Justice show that, of the 80,000 offenders aged between 18 and 21 who were sentenced by courts in England and Wales in 2007 and whose sentence was recorded on the police national computer, 43 per cent. (34,000) had previously been convicted under the age of 18. The equivalent figure for female offenders is 32 per cent. (3,100 out of a total of 9,700 offenders).
These figures have been drawn from the police's administrative IT system which, as with any large scale recording system, is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing. The figures are provisional and subject to change as more information is recorded by the police.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what funding his Department provided for sport in schools in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997; 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department for Children Schools and Families has advised that the number of schools sports co-ordinators in Jarrow, South Tyneside, the north-east and England, both in post and planned for each year for which figures are available is as follows:
These figures include school sport coordinators, primary link teachers, partnership development managers and assistant partnership development managers.
The Department for Children Schools and Families has also advised that the amounts provided for schools sports coaches in Jarrow, South Tyneside, the north-east and England, both in post and planned, for each year for which figures are available, is as follows:
Figures include school sport coordinators, primary link teachers, partnership development managers and assistant partnership development managers.
Further Government funding for sport in schools is available through the delivery of the School Club Links programme across England which is part of the PE and Sports Strategy for young people or PESSYP (formerly PESSCL). The amounts awarded in each year since the scheme began are as follows:
Exchequer funding for schools sport is also available through Sport England, who have advised that during the period in question they made one payment of £303,882 of Exchequer funding to a school in the north-east.
Mr. Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average attendance figures for each theatre in England that was in receipt of a grant from the Arts Council was in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Barbara Follett: Arts Council England has advised that disclosing information on average attendance figures for each theatre in receipt of a grant from the Arts Council would breach commercial confidentiality. The Arts Council has, however, provided the following information on average attendance figures per region for 2006-07.
|Arts Council England regularly funded theatres 2006-07|
|Region||Total audiences( 1)||Number of performances||Number of theatres||Average audience per performance||Average audience per theatre|
|(1) Includes estimates for performances that were free or not ticketed.|
Barbara Follett: In total, public sector funding for the financial year 2006-07, the latest date for which figures are available was approximately £350 million which includes funding from Visit Britain, Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) and local authorities. Additional support for the tourism industry is also provided by Government in a variety of forms, such as skills and training for which approximately £500 million is made available annually. The amounts for which the DCMS is primarily responsible are channelled through Visit Britain, the RDAs and the Greater London Authority (GLA).
VisitBritains funding for tourism is for Britain as a whole. VisitBritain have advised that they are unable to break that down into specific national components and as a result cannot disaggregate and supply per capita spend for England.
|Estimated spending of central Government support for tourism by VisitBritain, RDAs and the GLA 1997-98 to 2007-08|
|British Tourist Authority plus English Tourist Board/English Tourism Council( 1)||VisitBritain||Additional emergency funding following outbreak of FMD and events of 9/11||Regional Development Agencies spend( 2)||Additional DCMS funding for London through GLA/LDA( 3)||Total|
|(1) The BTA was responsible for overseas marketing. The ETB (re-named the ETC in 1999) for domestic support. The two were effectively amalgamated in 2002-03.|
The ETB/ETC funded Regional Tourist Boards from its central grant up to 2002-03, and these figures are included in the BTA/ETB/ETC totals, as shown in table A:
(2) The RDAs were made responsible for regional tourism funding in 2002-03. The figures in this up to 2001-02 include grants to Regional Tourist Boardsin addition to those made by the ETC/ETBas shown in table B.
(3) For Londons gateway role. Not included in the RDA figures.
(4) The fall in 2001-02 is explained by the transfer of £1.6 million to the Greater London Authority to fund the capitals gateway role (subsequently increased to £1.9 million, as in note 3).
(5) Emergency funding from HMT, made available for the Million Visitor Campaign following FMD and 9/11.
(6) Includes an additional £0.75 million for flooding recovery work from August 2007.
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