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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to reply to the letters of 7 May and 15 June 2009 from the hon. Member for Forest of Dean on the Friends of Kempley Churches, reference FD3057. 
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the contribution of the proposed National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills in Thurrock to the London 2012 Olympic events including training and technical support; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Simon [holding answer 29 June 2009]: The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has had no discussions with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills regarding the Creative and Cultural National Skills Academy (NSA).
London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games' Culture and Ceremonies teams have had informal discussions with the NSA as part of the organising committee's initial work on workforce needs for 2012, but no decisions have been made on the academy's involvement.
However, the NSA offers a great opportunity to engage with Olympic events as a training and technical support venue for the opening, closing and medal ceremonies. Regional involvement in the development of a cultural Olympic legacy is paramount to raising the aspirations for young people in the region.
Barbara Follett: My Department works closely with the tourism industry to ensure that there is good access for disabled people at attractions throughout the United Kingdom. As part of the quality assessment scheme, tourism business in the UK are required to prepare an access statement describing their current services and facilities so that disabled people can decide if they meet their particular needs. Accessibility best practice is now incorporated into the new Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) criteria and its quality guidance booklet.
In addition the DCMS has set up the Accessible Tourism Stakeholders Forum to help to deliver improvements in this area which was a central theme in our Tourism Strategy for 2012. VisitEngland has recently published Easy Does It, a guide for setting out how tourism businesses can achieve simple, low cost changes to benefit themselves and their disabled customers.
Most recently DCMS, along with VisitEngland, VisitScotland, VisitWales, and other public bodies, has supported the launch of Open Britain, a definitive guide book and website for people with disabilities and special access requirements.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Prime Ministers statement of 10 June 2009, Official Report, columns 795-99, on constitutional renewal, when he will set out further plans to look at broadening the application of freedom of information to include additional bodies; and if he will make a statement. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many drivers were convicted of driving while exceeding the blood alcohol limit with levels of alcohol of (a) 80 to 90, (b) 91 to 100, (c) 101 to 110, (d) 111 to 120, (e) 121 to 130, (f) 131 to 140, (g) 141 to 150, (h) 151 to 160, (i) 161 to 170, (j) 171 to 180,
(k) 181 to 190, (l) 191 to 200 and (m) over 200mg per 100ml of blood in the last year for which figures are available; 
(2) how many drivers have been convicted of (a) driving under the influence of alcohol with a level of alcohol in excess of 80mg per 100ml of blood and (b) failing to provide a specimen of blood in each year since 1980.
Claire Ward: Available information on the number of findings of guilt at all courts for offences of driving etc after consuming alcohol or taking drugs, by offence type, in England and Wales for the years 1994 to 2007 (latest available) is given in the table. Data held centrally on the Court Proceedings Database by the Ministry of Justice do not identify the amount by which the prescribed limit was exceeded.
Information for the years prior to 1994 can be found on the Home Office Research Development and Statistics website under Offences relating to motor vehicles, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables. See following link:
|Number of findings of guilt for offences of driving etc . after consuming alcohol or taking drugs, by offence type, 1994 to 2007( 1) , England and Wales|
|Number of offences|
|n/a = Not available|
(1) 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.
(2) Authorised under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s.7A as added by the Police Reform Act 2002, s.56 and Transport and Works Act 1992 as added by the Police Reform Act 2002 s.52 which came into force in July 2002.
(3) Prior to 2004 data were published covering both drink and drugs offences combined as they could not reliably be distinguished separately.
Office for Criminal Justice ReformEvidence and Analysis Unit.
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