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Mr. Sutcliffe: Competition is an integral part of the PE and Sport Strategy for Young People and the Government's commitment to offer every child aged five to 16 the chance to do five hours of PE and sport per week, with three hours for 16 to 19-year-olds.
Between 2008-11, Government are investing approximately £25.5 million into a new network of 225 Competition Managers (CMs), all of which have been recruited. The new network of CMs will provide better opportunities for young people to take part in competitive sport; and ensure that school-based opportunities are more integrated with national governing bodies' competition pathway priorities and club competitions. Their objective is to increase the number of young people engaged in regular high quality inter-school competitive events.
Government are also investing approximately £3 million between 2008-11 into an intra-school competition programme called 'yoURsport'. This is being implemented by the 450 school sport partnerships and is targeted at less sporty pupils to encourage them to participate in competitive sporting activity. The programme's objectives are to increase participation in intra-school competition for all young people aged 11 to 16, by providing a competitive experience which is appealing and accessible. The programme also provides opportunities for young leaders to deploy their leadership skills in organising, staging and officiating in intra-school competition for their peers.
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will provide funding to the partnership of the Prince's Trust and the Football Association football initiative in helping young adults in young offender institutions. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Prince's Trust works with, and is funded by the Premier League, Professional Footballer's Association and the Football Foundation. The Football Association is currently not one of its partners.
The Government invest £15 million each year in the Football Foundation, the UK's largest sports' charity. Funded by the Premier League, the Football Association and Government, the Foundation directs £40 million every year into improving grass roots sport facilities to help increase participation in football and other sports,
a key departmental priority, and address some of society's key challenges, such as social inclusion, health, education and equalities.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many officials from (a) her Office and (b) the Government Olympic Executive attended the International Olympic Committee conference in October 2009; and at what cost to the public purse. 
Jon Cruddas: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. 
Tessa Jowell: My officials consulted with CLG officials on the legacy proposals for the London borough of Barking and Dagenham in advance of the Olympic Board making final decisions in respect of the venues for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many Olympic construction contracts have been awarded to firms based (a) in Scotland, (b) in Wales, (c) in Northern Ireland, (d) in England and (e) elsewhere. 
Tessa Jowell: The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is responsible for developing and building the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games. To date in total 1,063 businesses, including those involved in construction, have won £5 billion of work directly supplying the ODA and hundreds more have won work in the supply chains.
(a) Scotland: 17
(b) Wales: 4
(c) Northern Ireland: 3
(d) England: 1,022
(e) Outside UK: 17.
The ODA estimates that there is over £1 billion worth of direct procurement to be completed. This may be in the form of new contracts or amendments to existing contracts. These direct procurements will generate thousands of business opportunities in the supply chains. The ODA is currently conducting research in its supply chains with initial results due later this autumn. This will show the names of companies across the UK that are already benefiting from 2012-related work.
Jon Cruddas: To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she has had discussions with the (a) Olympic Delivery Authority and (b) Secretary of State for Defence on safety arrangements for the Olympic and Paralympic shooting event due to be held at the Royal Artillery Barracks in relation to (i) military personnel, (ii) the families of military personnel and (iii) the general public; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have agreed plans for hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic shooting events at the Royal Artillery Barracks with the Ministry of Defence. These plans will be submitted as part of the planning application in the coming weeks. Safety is paramount and has been at the forefront of discussions about the design for the venue.
Jon Cruddas: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what assessment she has made of the implications of the closure of a lane of the Blackwall Tunnel for the purposes of Olympic Family transport services for the fulfilment of the Olympic commitment on transport during the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: The Olympic Delivery Authority and Transport for London are working on the detailed designs of the Olympic Route Network and will be consulting local residents and businesses over the coming months. As part of this work, all the implications of potential road or lane closures will be assessed in detail. This detailed design work will be completed next summer.
Kate Hoey: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what expenditure the Olympic Delivery Authority incurred on (a) hospitality, (b) accommodation and (c) other expenses in relation to attendance at the Beijing Olympics. 
Mr. Ian Austin: The assumed Housing Debt, the Subsidy Capital Financing Requirement, for each authority is calculated annually by my Department using data supplied by the local authorities themselves on their HRA Subsidy base data forms. The information is published, after consultation, in annual HRA Subsidy Determinations. The 2009-10 Determination is available on the Communities and Local Government website at this address:
Barbara Follett: The Secretary of State is supported by two special advisers, and the Minister of Housing and Planning by one special adviser. All civil servants in the Department provide policy advice to Ministers as necessary.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1353W, on public expenditure, from which of his Department's capital programmes funds will be transferred as part of the £340 million anticipated capital underspends transfer. 
Barbara Follett: The Department for Communities and Local Government continues to monitor its capital programmes to identify any potential underspends for transfer to the £1.5 billion housing pledge announced in "Building Britain's Future".
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Disabled Facilities Grant funding was (a) applied for and (b) received by each local authority in each year since 2001. 
Mr. Ian Austin: Details of the level of funding for the Disabled Facilities Grant which the local authorities in England applied for since 2001 is available through the Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix and can be found on the Communities and Local Government website at:
Details of the level of Disabled Facilities Grant received by each local authority in 2001-02 have been placed in the library of the House. Details of the level of Disabled Facilities Grant received by each local authority in England since 2002-03 can also be found on the Communities and Local Government website at:
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many agency staff were employed by (a) the Homes and Communities Agency, (b) the Tenant Services Authority, (c) the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit, (d) the Homes and Communities Agency Academy and (e) his Department in each of the last 12 months. 
John Healey: The tables show the number of agency staff employed by (b) the Tenants Services Authority, (c) the National Housing and Planning Unit, (d) the Homes and Communities Agency Academy and (e) Communities and Local Government in each of the last 12 months.
Figures for agency staff employed in each of the last 12 months by (a) the Homes and Community Agency are not available other than at disproportionate cost. Details of the average number of temporary staff they have employed will be published shortly in their annual report and accounts.
Figures for agency staff employed in each of the last 12 months by the Homes and Community Agency are not available other than at disproportionate cost. Details of the average number of temporary staff they have employed will be published shortly in their annual report and accounts.
The TSA has provided figures for staff employed via a third party e.g. recruitment agency from 1 December to week ending 23 October.
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