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Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Royal Air Force planes and (b) military planes from each country other than the UK have landed in Gibraltar in each of the last three years. 
2006: 357 British and 4 foreign
2007: 271 British and 3 foreign
2008: 186 British and 11 foreign
2009: As of 28 October 2009, there have been 149 British and 6 foreign landings.
Tessa Jowell: My Office has been part of the Cabinet Office since July 2007, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is the sponsoring Department for the Government Olympic Executive (GOE).
The Cabinet Office and the DCMS each procure mail services. Cabinet Office procurement and DCMS procurement will be outlined in the answers provided by the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at DCMS respectively.
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 22 October 2009]: The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has provided the following tables, which detail the number of people at each pay grade at the end of the last two financial years (ending April 2008 and April 2009), and at the end of September 2009. The figures comprise permanent staff, fixed-term contract staff and secondees.
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Jon Cruddas: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what estimate she has made of the cost of hosting the London 2012 (a) badminton and (b) rhythmic gymnastics events at (i) Wembley Arena, (ii) Barking Riverside and (iii) North Greenwich Arena. 
Tessa Jowell: The cost estimates for hosting badminton and rhythmic gymnastics at the sites given are commercially sensitive and it would therefore not be appropriate to publish them while commercial negotiations are ongoing.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many suppliers based in (a) Southend-on-Sea and (b) Essex have been awarded contracts by the Olympic Delivery Authority since April 2009; and if she will make a statement. 
Since April 2009, there have been no additional contracts awarded by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to businesses registered in Essex. However, after further clarification of ODA's supplier data, it has become apparent that of the 23 suppliers registered in Essex, one business is based in Southend-on-Sea.
Jon Cruddas: To ask the Minister for the Olympics on what criteria the venue for the (a) badminton, (b) rhythmic gymnastics and (c) boxing events in the London 2012 Olympic games was selected. 
Tessa Jowell: When considering the final choice of venue to host the badminton, rhythmic gymnastics and boxing events in 2012, the Olympic Board took into account value for money, deliverability and athlete experience.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics for what reasons the programme delivery element of the Olympic budget has risen from £400 million in March 2007 to £678 million in July 2009; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 13 July 2009]: The programme delivery element of the Olympic Delivery Authority's baseline budget, announced in December 2007, was £647 million. This included delivery partner costs which were estimated, in March 2007, at £400 million. The current forecast final cost for programme delivery is £677 million, a potential increase of £30 million. This increase is due to IT costs and the potential for the delivery partner to earn higher performance-based enhanced profits as a result of the good progress being made and the programme being on schedule and budget.
Jon Cruddas: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic shooting event at the Royal Artillery Barracks; what assessment she has made of the cost-effectiveness of hosting the event at that location; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: The cost effectiveness of hosting the shooting events at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich was reviewed by the Olympic Board in spring this year as part of the process to finalise the venues for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. It would not be appropriate to publish commercially sensitive budget and cost information as the procurement for the facilities required for hosting shooting events has not yet begun.
Jon Cruddas: To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she has had discussions with the (a) Olympic Delivery Authority and (b) the Secretary of State for Health on the implications for access to the Queen Elizabeth Woolwich hospital of the holding of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic shooting event at the Royal Artillery Barracks. 
Tessa Jowell: The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) are working closely with the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Greenwich borough council and the Department of Health to ensure that the hospital will continue to operate effectively during the games.
Jon Cruddas: To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether the full exclusion zone required by the International Shooting Federations will be in place for the duration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic shooting event to be held at the Royal Artillery Barracks. 
Tessa Jowell: The SEZ planned for the Royal Artillery Barracks site is at a distance of 250 metres, which has been deemed appropriate by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), safety advisers and insurers. The ISSF has approved the technical aspects for the site. To minimise disruption to the surrounding area, the full extent of the safety exclusion zone is only planned to be in place during Olympic games shotgun events. The full exclusion zone is not required during Paralympic games as there is no shotgun event.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many cut Christmas trees will be acquired in 2009 from (a) within the UK and (b) abroad for growing and subsequent planting at the main Olympic site for the London 2012 Olympics. 
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Minister for the Olympics for which public bodies the Government Olympic Executive is responsible; which individuals the Executive has appointed to each such body; and what the duration of appointment of each is. 
[holding answer 29 October 2009]: The Government Olympic Executive is responsible for the oversight of two non-departmental public bodies,
the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and the Olympic Lottery Distributor (OLD). I appoint the members of both bodies and the appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The following table lists the names and the duration of the current appointments to the ODA and OLD Boards. I have also appointed the Chief Executive of the ODA, David Higgins.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited (LOCOG) is a private company limited by guarantee, established under a Joint Venture Agreement with Government, the Mayor of London and the British Olympic Association. As Minister for the Olympics and Paralympics I represent Government as a member of the company, together with the Mayor of London and the Chair of the British Olympic Association. On 25 January 2006, the Board of LOCOG, with the consent of all three members, appointed Lord Sebastian Coe as Chair for an indefinite period. In addition, under the Joint Venture Agreement and LOCOG's Articles of Association, I am entitled to propose and then appoint one non-executive director to LOCOG's Board. On 19 October 2007, I appointed Stephen Lovegrove as a non-executive director of LOCOG for an initial term of three years.
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