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Mass Media: Economic Situation

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on measures to mitigate the effects on local economies of job losses in the newspaper and broadcast media sectors. [276202]

Andy Burnham: Government are aware of the intense challenges facing local news providers and I held a summit with key stakeholders on 28 April to discuss the key issues. I now aim to build on that discussion working with other relevant ministerial colleagues.

National Lottery: Southend-on-Sea

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much unclaimed National Lottery winnings there are (a) in total and (b) arising from tickets sold in Southend-on-Sea; and how unclaimed money is managed. [275560]

Barbara Follett: From the launch of the National Lottery in 1994 to 9 May 2009, unclaimed prizes total £1,078 million.

The National Lottery operator, Camelot, does not keep records of the total value of unclaimed prizes based on constituency, district, county or postcode areas. However,
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Camelot does hold records of all unclaimed prizes with a value of over £50,000. To date there has been one such unclaimed prize in the Southend-on-Sea area.

Unclaimed prizes are paid to the good causes 180 days after the relevant draw, the end of the relevant Scratchcard game or the date on which the Interactive Instant Win Game was played.

During the 180 day period the unclaimed prizes are held in Player Trust Accounts. During this time Camelot is required to make every effort to publicise larger unclaimed prizes in the area where the ticket was purchased in order to encourage winners to come forward.

Olympic Games 2012

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the merits of changing the name of the Olympics team from Team GB to one that encompasses all of the United Kingdom. [276100]

Andy Burnham: Responsibility for “Team GB”, including the name itself, rests with the British Olympic Association (BOA). The BOA is independent of Government.

VisitBritain

Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much it cost to produce VisitBritain's framework review document. [277375]

Barbara Follett: VisitBritain have advised that the total cost of the British Tourism Framework Review was £350,316.85. Of this £187,126 was for primary, newly commissioned research for the benefit of the whole UK tourism industry, which is free and publicly available on the VisitBritain website.

The remaining costs were for extensive national consultation meetings which took place throughout Britain; the dissemination, publishing and associated production costs of the final review and supporting reports; and for consultancy and project management.

VisitIreland

Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department has provided funding to VisitIreland for 2009-10. [277038]


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Barbara Follett: DCMS does not provide funding to VisitIreland.

VisitBritain who receive grant in aid from DCMS will be sponsoring the Northern Ireland Tourist Board's annual awards at a cost of £5,000.00 plus VAT during the financial year 2009-10.

Home Department

Alcohol Disorder Zones

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police services and (b) local authorities have issued a notice of proposal to designate an alcohol disorder zone in the last two years. [270341]

Mr. Alan Campbell: To date, the Home Office has not been informed of any proposal to designate an alcohol disorder zone by any police service or local authority, since they were commenced on 5 June 2008.

Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for offences related to drunkenness there have been in each police force area in Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [270672]

Mr. Alan Campbell: The number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts for offences of drunkenness in Wales, by police force area, from 2003 to 2007 (latest available) is given in table 1.

A penalty notice for disorder (PND) may be given for certain offences of drunkenness. The number of persons issued with a PND for drunkenness in Wales, by police force area, from 2004 to 2007 (latest available) are given in table 2. The PND scheme was implemented in all 43 police force areas in England and Wales in 2004.

Data relating to the number of persons found guilty of offences of drunkenness in Wales, and the number cautioned for these offences can also be found at Annex A and B.

Data for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009.

Table 1: N umber of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts for offences of drunkenness( 1) in Wales, by police force area, 2003 - 07( 2,3)
Police force area 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Dyfed-Powys

1,240

1,220

1,100

1,068

1,092

Gwent

1,340

1,410

1,330

1,379

1,425

North Wales

1,834

1,706

1,498

1,516

1,473

South Wales

3,554

3,778

3,633

2,996

2,667

Total

7,968

8,114

7,561

6,959

6,657

Offence class 140, 141, 803
(1) Includes offences under the: Licensing Act 1872 s.12; Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985 ss. 1(4) and 1A(4), 2(2); Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 s.12; Criminal Justice Act 1967 s.91; Licensing Act 1964 s.174; Late Night Refreshment Houses Act 1969 s.9(4); Town Police Clauses Act 1847 s.61; London Hackney Carriage Act 1843 s.28; Merchant Shipping Act 1995 s.101(1)(a)(b), (4) and (5); Licensing Act 1902 s.2; Similar provisions in Local Acts; Road Traffic Act ss.4(1)(2) s.5(1)(a)(b), s.6(4), s.7(6); Road Traffic Act 1988 s.7A as added by Police Reform Act 2002 s.56, Transport and Works Act 1992 s.31A as added by Police Reform Act 2002 s.52. (2) These data are on the principal offence basis. (3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Office for Criminal Justice Reform—Evidence and Analysis Unit [IOS 222-09].

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Table 2: N umber of penalty notices for disorder issued for offences of drunkenness( 1) in Wales, by police force area, from 2004 - 07( 2)

Police force area 2004 2005 2006 2007

DA06

Dyfed-Powys

220

418

387

286

DB05

Gwent

151

231

298

212

DB07

North Wales

658

1,244

1,360

1,275

South Wales

107

496

840

370

Total

1,136

2,389

2,885

2,143

(1) Data includes the following offence descriptions and corresponding statutes: Being found drunk in a highway or other public place, whether a building or not, or on licensed premises—Licensing Act 1872, section 12; Being guilty while drunk of disorderly behaviour—Criminal Justice Act 1967, section 91; Consuming alcohol in a designated public place—Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, section 12. (2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Office for Criminal Justice Reform - Evidence and Analysis Unit [IOS 222-09].

Annex A: N umber of persons found guilty at all courts of offences of drunkenness( 1) in Wales, by police force area, 2003 - 07( 2,3)

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Dyfed-Powys

1,145

1,135

1,018

999

999

Gwent

1,214

1,293

1,189

1,257

1,315

North Wales

1,673

1,579

1,408

1,435

1,425

South Wales

3,264

3,513

3,353

2,814

2,554

Total

7,296

7,520

6,968

6,505

6,293

Offence class 140, 141, 803(1) Includes offences under the: Licensing Act 1872 s.12; Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985ss.1(4)& 1A(4), 2(2); Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 s.12; Criminal Justice Act 1967 s.91; Licensing Act 1964 s.174; Late Night Refreshment Houses Act 1969 s.9(4); Town Police Clauses Act 1847 s.61; London Hackney Carriage Act 1843 s.28; Merchant Shipping Act 1995 s. 101 (1 )(a)(b), (4) & (5); Licensing Act 1902 s.2; Similar provisions in Local Acts; Road Traffic Act ss.4(1)(2) s.5(1)(a)(b), s.6(4), s.7(6); Road Traffic Act 1988 s.7A as added by Police Reform Act 2002 s.56, Transport and Works Act 1992 S.31A as added by Police Reform Act 2002 s.52. (2) These data are on the principal offence basis. (3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Office for Criminal Justice Reform - Evidence & Analysis Unit [IOS 222-09].

Annex B: N umber of persons cautioned for offences of drunkenness( 1) in Wales, by police force area, 2003 - 07( 2,3,4)
Police force area 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Dyfed-Powys

94

107

111

109

119

Gwent

190

29

138

256

366

North Wales

204

168

116

83

81

South Wales

341

505

425

143

74

Total

829

809

790

591

640

Offence class 140, 141, 803(1) Includes offences under the: Licensing Act 1872 s. 12; Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc) Act 1985ss.1(4)& 1A(4), 2(2); Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 s.12; Criminal Justice Act 1967 s.91; Licensing Act 1964s.174; Late Night Refreshment Houses Act 1969 s.9(4); Town Police Clauses Act 1847 s.61; London Hackney Carriage Act 1843 s.28; Merchant Shipping Act 1995 s.101(1)(a)(b), (4) & (5); Licensing Act 1902 s.2; Similar provisions in Local Acts; Road Traffic Act ss.4(1)(2) s.5(1)(a)(b), s.6(4), s.7(6); Road Traffic Act 1988 s.7A as added by Police Reform Act 2002 s.56, Transport and Works Act 1992 S.31A as added by Police Reform Act 2002 s.52. (2) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence. (3) From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and final warnings. These figures have been included in the totals. (4) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Office for Criminal Justice Reform—Evidence and Analysis Unit [IOS 222-09].

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