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Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much funding his Department provided to amateur sports clubs in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997; 
(2) how much funding his Department provided for evening sports clubs for young people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997; 
(3) how much funding his Department (a) has provided in each year since 1997 and (b) plans to provide in each of the next three years for sport in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England in each year since 1997. 
|Grant in aid draw-down (£ million)|
Sport England are responsible for allocating this funding to benefit community sport. They do not routinely break down their Exchequer funding information beyond a regional level, e.g. beyond the North East, or designate sports clubs into amateur or evening for the purposes of data collection.
With regards to regional data, Sport England advise that information before 2002-03 could be provided only at a disproportionate cost. They advise that the North East has received a total of £6,423,837 of direct Exchequer funding since 2002-03, of which, £1,174,286 was directly awarded to sports clubs. Sport, and sports clubs across the country, including in the North East, will also have benefited from initiatives such as the Community Club Development Programme which are delivered through national governing bodies, applied to directly, but which are not included in these sums.
From April 2009, sports clubs and other sporting organisations will be able to apply for direct funding from a consolidated number of lottery and Exchequer funding streams, including Sportsmatch. Applications for this funding will be accepted from 1 April 2009 and full information is available on Sport Englands website at:
In addition, clubs will benefit from the funding that Sport England recently announced for national governing bodies of around £120 million per year, in order to drive their strategic aims in relation to sport of grow, sustain, excel.
For young people specifically, the North East will also benefit from the £783 million the Government will be investing in the national PE and School Sport for Young People strategy from 2008-11, bringing total investment (including lottery funding) to over £2.4 billion between 2003 and 2011.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of each type of armoured vehicle are available to the armed forces; from which companies each type of vehicle was purchased; and what the average estimated life cycle cost of each type is as a percentage of the purchase price. 
Mr. Quentin Davies: The armoured and partially armoured (protected) vehicles currently available to the armed forces and the companies from which they were purchased are provided in the following table:
|Vehicle||Company||Number in service|
Information on the average estimated whole life costs as a percentage of the purchase price is not available for many of the older vehicles because much of the data are no longer held. For the newer vehicles procured as Urgent Operational Requirements (UORs), while support costs are considered, predicted whole life costs are generally not calculated as a precursor to the procurement. This is because the speed of delivery of this equipment is the absolute priority in these cases and the capability may be so specific to the threat that we do not expect to retain it beyond the operation. We are able to provide the information requested for the more recent non-UOR projects, Panther, Titan and Trojan, which is provided in the following table:
|Vehicle||Procurement cost (£ million)||Estimated whole life cost (WLC) (£ million)||WLC as percentage of procurement cost|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what major IT programmes (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (i) the cost and (ii) the completion date of each is. 
Mr. Quentin Davies: Using £100 million as a nominal threshold for determining major programmes, the following table provides information on the major programmes included in the MOD Non Equipment Investment Plan. It should be noted that many front line equipment programmes also have IT elements embedded within them; our agencies have no IT programmes of the relevant magnitude.
|Programme||Current estimated cost||Current estimated completion date|
£4.5 billion is the approved programme cost of the four DII(F) increments on contract at this time; £7.1 billion is the estimated cost of the whole programme over 10 years, including all seven increments; departmental and programme management costs; legacy systems costs and separately funded but essential programmes upon which DII depends.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) BlackBerrys and (b) other mobile telephones have been provided to (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005. 
Mr. Quentin Davies: The number of BlackBerrys and mobile telephones provided in each year since 2005 is shown in the following table. It covers the combined number of devices provided to Ministers, special advisers, civil servants and members of the armed forces.
|Total number of mobile phones||Total number of BlackBerry devices|
In the last year two BlackBerrys and one mobile telephone were provided to Ministers, and two BlackBerrys and one mobile telephone to special advisers. It has not been possible to separate further the numbers provided to each group.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he was first informed of the suspected death of Mr. Rashid Rauf following a US air strike on the village of Ali Khel on 22 November 2008. 
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which (a) positions and (b) pay bands within the Home Civil Service have terms and conditions of employment which stipulate that post holders must not undertake external paid employment in their own time; what restrictions apply in each case; and for what reasons such restrictions apply. 
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