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Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Wiltshire of 1 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1217-8W, on tourism, what estimates have been made for 2008-09; and how much funding each Department provided under each heading in each year. [277479]

Barbara Follett [holding answer 1 May 2009]: The following table gives details of Government spending on tourism for 2008-09:

£ million

VisitBritain funded by DCMS


Additional emergency funding


Regional development agencies (RDA), through the RDA Single Pot(2) administered by DBERR


Additional DCMS funding for London through Greater London Authority (GLA)


(1) Resource and Capital grant in aid combined, plus additional £2 million relocation costs.
(2) DCMS contribution £3.5 million.
(3) RDA figures not yet available—still to be audited.

The funding received by the British Tourist Authority and its successor VisitBritain came from DCMS, and the RDA funding from the RDA Single Pot administered by BERR, including a £3.5 million contribution from DCMS (which was £3.6 million in the years up to 2007-08). The funding for the GLA also came from DCMS. The £19 million emergency funding for the “Million Visitor Campaign” in 2001-02 was provided by HMT.



Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much CLM has been paid since its appointment as an Olympic contractor; and how much it is expected to be paid over the duration of the contract. [277457]

Tessa Jowell: The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has engaged the Delivery Partner, CLM, to provide world class programme and project management expertise across the ODA's programme.

Details of payments to CLM are published annually in the ODA annual report and accounts. For the last two years the figures were:

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£ million





The next ODA annual report is due to be published in July 2009 and will include the Delivery Partner payment for the financial year 2008-09.

The overall amount expected to be paid to CLM is commercially confidential and will vary depending on a number of factors including performance and scope of work undertaken.

Olympic Delivery Authority: Manpower

Hugh Robertson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people have been employed by the Olympic Delivery Authority in each year since 2005; and how many have been engaged by the Authority on consultancy contracts in each such year. [277272]

Tessa Jowell [holding answer 1 June 2009]: The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) was established as an NDPB by the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act, which received Royal Assent in March 2006. The following figures cover the position at the end of each financial year. The increase in the number of employees is related to the increase in the pace of the construction programme:

Employees (permanent and fixed term appointments)


31 March 2007


31 March 2008


31 March 2009


Non-permanent members of staff (consultants/interims)


31 March 2007


31 March 2008


31 March 2009


Olympic Games 2012: Finance

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many organisations at (a) national, (b) regional and (c) local level are receiving Olympic legacy funding; and how much has been disbursed at each level in the latest period for which figures are available. [277477]

Tessa Jowell: The Legacy Trust UK (LTUK) was established to support a wide range of innovative cultural and sporting projects, which celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and leave a lasting legacy in communities throughout the United Kingdom. The trust was established using a £40 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Since its inception LTUK has awarded a total of £30 million in grants. £6 million has been committed for the staging of the UK School Games, which are run by the Youth Sports Trust, between 2008 and 2011.

Some £24 million has been committed to 12 nations’ and regions’ organisations to run various cultural projects as follows:

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Nation/region £ million

North West


North East


Yorkshire and Humber


West Midlands


East Midlands


East of England


South West


South East








Northern Ireland




For a nation or region to receive a grant from LTUK, strict funding criteria have been applied, including a requirement to set up an advisory group, made up of a range of sporting and cultural organisations, which is responsible for the managing and distribution of the money within that region.

The LTUK is currently finalising their plans for the remaining funds to support three more national initiatives, with announcements expected shortly.

Hugh Robertson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what grants have been made from the £2.7 billion Olympic contingency fund; and of those which have been allocated to the (a) programme and (b) funded stream. [277516]

Tessa Jowell [holding answer 1 June 2009]: Of the total £2.7 billion contingency, £238 million is for wider policing and security and is controlled by the Home Office. £500 million was allocated to the ODA as part of its baseline budget, as announced in December 2007.

The remaining £1.9 billion is split between funders and programme contingency. Contingency releases to the ODA are reported in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Annual Reports and Quarterly Economic Reports, the first of which was published on 13 May 2009, and are summarised as follows:

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Contingency (£ million)

Funders Programme

September 2008

Various—balance of funding gap after savings


November 2008

Olympic Stadium (primary strengthening)


Handball arena (acoustics & HD lighting)


December 2008

Handball area (capacity)


Olympic stadium (blast hardening)


January 2009

Olympic Village and IBC/MPC



VAT reduction & inflation savings


February 2009

Stratford City/Olympic Village infrastructure


May 2009

Olympic Village



Total released



Balance remaining



The quarterly economic update published in May 2009 reported that an additional £324 million had been invested in the Olympic Village. This was made up of £261 million contingency shown above together with £63 million of savings achieved from across the ODA programme. It is expected that the whole £324 million will be recovered from future apartment sales.



Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of each document in his Department’s file FPS 15/17 Unborn Children (Protection) Bill—(Mr. Enoch Powell); and if he will make a statement; [266969]

(2) if he will place in the Library a copy of each document in his Department’s file (a) FPS 15/17 Parliamentary Proceedings—Mr. Enoch Powell, (b) FPS 15/17 Unborn Children (Protection) Bill: Mr. Burt and (c) FPS 15/17 Unborn Children (Protection) Bill—Duke of Norfolk; and if he will make a statement. [270465]

Dawn Primarolo: Copies of the files have been placed in the Library. Where documents have been withheld, the reason is stated within the copy of each volume.

Eyesight: Testing

Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many practising optometrists have been trained to identify (a) low vision conditions and (b) early stage vision deterioration. [277898]

Ann Keen: As part of their training and professional qualifying examinations, all optometrists are expected to be able to identify the signs of conditions which could give rise to vision loss and might be amenable to remediation, and the early stages of vision deterioration.

Healthcare Commission: Complaints

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints the Healthcare Commission has (a) received and (b) resolved in each year since its inception; what the average cost of processing such complaints has been to date; how many staff were employed by the Commission to handle complaints in each year; and what expenditure the Commission incurred on complaints handling in each such year. [277042]

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Ann Keen: The Care Quality Commission took over from the Healthcare Commission on 1 April 2009. At the same time, the previous three-stage national health service complaints procedure (local resolution, Healthcare Commission, health service ombudsman) was replaced by a two-stage process (local resolution, health service ombudsman). The Healthcare Commission’s complaints handling functions (including information and staffing) have therefore not been transferred to CQC.

The number of complaints received and reviewed up to 31 July 2008 is available from the Healthcare Commission’s three reports “Spotlight on Complaints—A report on second-stage complaints about the NHS in England” published in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

In the 2007 Spotlight on Complaints report the Healthcare Commission published figures on staffing related to the period July 2004 to July 2006. During this time the number of staff dealing with cases increased from 21 to more than 150.

According to the Healthcare Commission annual report and accounts 2007-08, the net operating cost of the Commission’s complaints handling function in 2007-08 was £9.6 million, compared to £9.8 million in 2006-07. However, given that the handling and resolution of complaints also draws on resources from elsewhere in the Commission, it is not possible to calculate accurately the full average cost of handling each complaint.

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