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Prisons: Complaints

Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints the Independent Monitoring Board for Prisons in Northern Ireland has received in each year since its inception; how many such complaints were (a) upheld and (b) dismissed; and of those dismissed, for what reasons they were dismissed. [295794]

Paul Goggins: It is not possible to quantify the number of complaints in any one year as many complaints are raised and dealt with on the day of members' rota visits and not always recorded. Complaints and requests dealt with by IMB are not subject to a formal resolution process but rather are addressed through local discussion with the relevant governor and consequently not formally recorded as being upheld or dismissed.

Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prison officers have been given the right of reply by the Independent Monitoring Board for Prisons (IMB) in Northern Ireland to a complaint made about them in each year since the IMB's inception. [295795]

Paul Goggins: The IMB has no jurisdiction to investigate complaints about prison staff. Where such a complaint is raised with the IMB, it would be immediately forwarded to the Prison Service for investigation.

Culture, Media and Sport

Departmental Postal Services

Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which companies are under contract to his Department to provide mail services; and when each such contract expires. [296077]

Mr. Simon: Pitney Bowes Managed Services provide the mail room services for the Department. This contract is now due to expire in January 2010.

Departmental Public Expenditure

Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to implement the efficiency recommendations of the Operational Efficiency programme relating to his Department; and what training is available to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department in respect of the delivery of value for money savings. [296060]

Mr. Simon: In the light of the recommendations in the Operational Efficiency programme report, published on 21 April 2009, the Department is taking forward a number of strands of work to achieve greater efficiency across all its operations and arm's length bodies, including:


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Formal training is available to both Ministers and Department officials should they identify a business need for it. Further to this, best practice is shared between officials, for example through networking events organised by HM Treasury and the National Audit Office.

Departmental Responsibilities

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) meetings he has had with representatives of (i) his Department's sponsored bodies and (ii) outside organisations or individuals and (b) events he has attended in his capacity as Secretary of State since June 2009. [296049]

Mr. Bradshaw: The meetings that I have had with representatives of (i) his Department's sponsored bodies and (ii) outside organisations or individuals are detailed on the DCMS website

The events I have attended in my capacity as Secretary of State since June 2009 are as follows:


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Football Foundation: Finance

Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress his Department has made in the forthcoming round of Football Foundation funding allocation; and if he will make a statement. [296542]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Both the Government and Sport England remain completely committed to the ongoing work of the Football Foundation and continuing to invest £15 million a year.

However, any funding decisions beyond 2011 will be subject to the next comprehensive spending review.

The 2009-10 funding agreement between Sport England and the Football Foundation for this year's £15 million investment has been agreed.

Sport England

Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for which public bodies the sports division of his Department is responsible; which individuals his Department has appointed to each such body; and what the duration of appointment of each is. [296541]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The Sport Team within the Department is responsible for the Football Licensing Authority, Sport England and UK Sport. The tables set out the individuals appointed to these bodies by Ministers, as regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. In addition, the Department is in the process of establishing UK Anti-Doping as the UK's independent national anti-doping organisation.


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Football Licensing Authority
Name Role Start date End date Terms

Paul Darling

Chair

April 2009

September 2011

1

Brendon Batson MBE

Member

January 2007

January 2010

1

John Woodrow

Member

June 2004

May 2010

2

Julie Summerell

Member

January 2007

January 2010

1

James Dickie

Member

January 2007

January 2010

1

Dr. Pauleen Lane CBE

Member

July 2009

July 2012

1

Ronald Wilkie

Member

July 2009

July 2012

1

Peter Rowley

Member

July 2009

July 2012

1

Derek Wilson

Member

July 2009

July 2012

1


Sport England
Name Role Start date End date Terms

Richard Lewis

Chair

April 2009

March 2013

1

Dr. Jack Rowell OBE

Member

January 2006

December 2009

2

Karren Brady

Member

March 2005

March 2010

2

Jill Ainscough

Member

April 2007

April 2010

1

Martin Thomas

Member

April 2007

April 2010

1

Philip Lemanski

Member

April 2007

April 2010

1

James Stewart

Member

April 2007

April 2010

1

Mich Stevenson OBE

Member

April 2007

April 2010

1

Michael Farrar CBE

Member

March 2005

March 2012

2


UK Sport
Name Role Start date End date Terms

Baroness Campbell CBE

Chair

March 2005

March 2013

2

Philip Carling

Member Wales

February 2004

January 2010

2

Louise Martin CBE

Member Scotland

June 2008

June 2011

1

Rodney Carr OBE

Member

September 2005

September 2011

2

Christopher Holmes MBE

Member

September 2005

September 2011

2

Jonathan Vickers

Member

October 2008

October 2011

1

Dominic Walsh

Member Northern Ireland

March 2008

March 2012

2

Nigel Walker MBA DL

Member

July 2006

July 2012

2

Philip Kimberley

Member

March 2009

March 2012

1

Richard Lewis

Member

May 2009

May 2012

1


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