Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Solicitor-General what proportion of serious violent crimes were disposed of by means of police caution rather than a court appearance in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England in the last three years for which figures are available. 
Information showing the number of offenders cautioned and defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for serious violent offences in Northamptonshire and England from 2005-07 (latest available) is shown in the following table. Data for 2008 are due to be available towards the end of 2009.
|Number of offenders cautioned( 1) and defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for serious violent offences( 2) , in Northamptonshire and England, 2005-07( 3, 4)|
|Cautioned||Proceeded against||Number cautioned as a percentage of those cautioned or proceeded against||Cautioned||Proceeded against||Number cautioned as a percentage of those cautioned or proceeded against||Cautioned||Proceeded against||Number cautioned as a percentage of those cautioned or proceeded against|
|(1) 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 warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.|
(2) Covers the following:
Homicide and child destruction
Causing death by dangerous driving
Wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent
Racially aggravated wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm
Causing death by aggravated vehicle taking
(3) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
(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.
(5) The number of defendants proceeded against for Northamptonshire reflects the data received from the magistrates courts. However, during the period covered by the table, there were data quality issues. Hence, it would be unwise to place much credence in the drop of prosecutions over time and thus in the increase in the percentage cautioned if derived.
Evidence and Analysis Unit, Office for Criminal Justice Reform.
Tessa Jowell: As outlined in the Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA) 2008-09 Annual Report, performance payments are payable to CLM for the achievement of pre-agreed key performance indicators for the delivery of programme milestones and cost targets.
Payments to CLM during the financial year 2008-09 reflect the increase in scale of the project in the last year as construction activity increased, and the strong progress being made as the project remains on track and within budget.
The ODA, working with CLM, achieved significant savings of £390 million in the last year. The savings derive primarily from reduction in scope and value engineering changes, procurement savings, inflation and VAT savings, and have been applied to cost pressures as they have arisen. In particular, they have been used to help fund the Olympic Village and ensuring that the programme overall can be delivered within budget.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much (a) her Office and (b) the Government Olympic Executive spent on newspaper advertising by publication in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Private office of the Minister for the Olympics-Nil.
Government Olympic Executive-£16,210.44 (comprising payments of £5,551.96 to the Central Office of Information; and £10,658.48 to Sports Recruitment International for advertisements in the Guardian and Timesonline). All advertising expenditure by the Government Olympic Executive was for recruitment purposes.
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 21 July 2009]: On receipt of the letter dated 16 February, my officials forwarded a copy of my response (via email) to the hon. Member's constituency office in February 2009.
Bob Spink: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much was paid in bonuses to (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff in the Olympic Delivery Authority in the last 24 months. 
Tessa Jowell: Staff are broken into pay bands across the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). Details of performance related pay (PRP) payments in each pay band for the year ended 31 March 2009 are set out in the following table:
|Pay band||Employee type||Numbers of employees||Total PRP paid( 1) (£)||Average PRP payment (£)|
|(1) Excluding national insurance. (2) Actual bonus agreed by the Remuneration Committee was £209,566. The CEO voluntarily deferred half that amount.|
|Pay band||Employee type||Numbers of employees||Total PRP paid1 (£)||Average PRP payment (£)|
| Note: Excluding national insurance.|
Kate Hoey: To ask the Minister for the Olympics for what reasons the Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority was awarded a bonus of £209,000 in respect of 2008-09; and whose agreement was sought before the bonus was awarded. 
Tessa Jowell: The chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), David Higgins, has a performance-based pay element within his contract agreed by the Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is linked to delivery on time and within budget. The basis of performance pay is agreed by DCMS and the level is determined by the remuneration committee of the ODA Board.
keeping the programme on track and on budget;
delivering the first venue, Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in November 2008, on time and within budget;
delivering the £288 million Power Lines Undergrounding Project in December 2008 on time and on budget;
starting work on the Main Stadium, the Aquatics Centre and the Velodrome ahead of schedule; and
meeting challenging cost and health and safety targets.
On the basis of his contract the remuneration committee determined that a performance related payment of £209,566 was the appropriate amount to recognise the chief executive's performance, However, Mr. Higgins said, in July, that he had voluntarily agreed to defer half of his performance-based pay until 2012, subject to the satisfactory delivery of the current programme and scope, within the maximum available funding agreed by the Minister.
Kate Hoey: To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will make it her policy that the expense claims of the Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) be itemised on the ODA's website. 
Tessa Jowell: A summary of expenses for the Olympic Delivery Authority chairman, chief executive, board members and directors is available on the London 2012 website. The summary is itemised for hotel, entertainment and other costs.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what estimate she has made of the amount of sponsorship and advertising financing by manufacturers and retailers of alcoholic drinks of the London 2012 Olympics. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 16 September 2009]: There are a number of possible categories that the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is exploring to raise sponsorship revenue, including in the alcoholic drinks sector. Most previous games have had a domestic commercial provider of beer and wine, including Beijing in 2008.
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