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Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on sport in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) City of York local authority area in each year since 1996-97. 
(a) Sport England's figures on this breakdown go back to 2002-03 and the following table shows the amount spent on sport in Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since then. This does not include the significant investment that will benefit Yorkshire and the Humber, and the city of York, through the £480 million worth of National Governing Body investment through Sport England's Whole Sport Plans.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the Big Lottery Fund has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract under which such payments have been made. 
Margaret Hodge: VisitBritain does not hold this information in the form requested. We do however know that spend on tourism in Cumbria in 2008 was £68 million(1). Further statistics on tourism spend at county and town level are available on the VisitBritain website at:
(1) Information taken from the Visit Britain website, based on the International Passenger Survey.
Margaret Hodge: Yorkshire Forward is the regional development agency (RDA) responsible for supporting tourism in Yorkshire and the Humber. Prior to 2003, the Yorkshire Tourist Board held this responsibility and figures held by region are not available centrally.
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VisitBritain-British Tourism Framework Review, 2009
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on the UK School Games, under what budgetary headings the £350,000 paid for event management was spent; and to whom payments were made under each such heading. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Youth Sport Trust is responsible for the delivery of the UK School Games and was given a contribution of £130,000 to cover their costs. The Youth Sport Trust contracted Fast Track with the delivery of the four day event element of the UK School Games and their fee was £220,000.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on the UK School Games, how much was spent on work with each ambassador. 
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on the UK School Games, under what budgetary heading the £227,000 paid for event production, media, website etc. was spent; and to whom payments were made under each such heading. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Youth Sport Trust has provided the following information: All payments were made initially to Fast Track, which was responsible for event management. Fast Track then paid individual suppliers and contractors.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on the UK School Games, what payments were made to national governing bodies; and what non-financial support was provided to those bodies. 
Payments of between £40,000 and £45,000 were made to hockey, athletics, badminton, fencing, gymnastics, judo, swimming, table tennis, and volleyball. An additional £10,000 went to disability sports: athletics, swimming, table tennis, boccia.
Training of staff
Support of staff-development meetings
Resource support-development and production
Training and support of Champion Ambassadors
Strategic review of competition pathways.
Mr. Straw: The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) has drawn up an action plan in response to each of the recommendations in the report, all of which were accepted by Ministers. I placed a copy of the action plan in the Libraries of the House in response to a question from the hon. Member for Harborough (Mr. Garnier) on 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 462W.
It would not be appropriate to publish a restricted report, containing sensitive information and while a police investigation is continuing. Key findings were, however that the incident could not have been foreseen; that the prisoners held at Ashwell were appropriate for the prison; and that staffing levels were also appropriate.
Alan Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any officials of his Department who were working on the C-NOMIS database project up until October 2008 have since moved to private organisations who have won contracts from his Department in respect of the C-NOMIS project. 
Maria Eagle: A senior manager who had worked on the C-NOMIS project is on secondment to an incumbent supplier, which has had a contract change notice awarded. In addition, a senior manager employed by the probation service and who was seconded to the National Offender Management Service to work on the NOMIS Programme has, following retirement, taken up employment with an incumbent supplier, which has had a contract change notice awarded.
Alan Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking against officials in his Department for not following Government procurement procedures in respect of the C-NOMIS database project. 
A C-NOMIS Project finance manager was recruited in late 2006. He undertook a comprehensive review and informed the C-NOMIS project board that
the total cost of completion (one off investment and ongoing live support until 2020) was estimated to be £690 million. The Minister, David Hanson MP, was briefed accordingly and he stopped the project in 2007.
The National Offender Management Service has since confirmed that the cost of the C-NOMIS project from inception to December 2007 was £160.7 million (which excludes depreciation and cost of capital). The majority of this work has been re-used in the Prison-NOMIS project, which now forms part of the NOMIS Programme.
Mr. Straw: As the Ministry's disciplinary processes are devolved to a local level, there is no central recording of the total number of criminal convictions incurred by staff. To determine the number of employees convicted of any criminal offences would require contacting all work areas within the Ministry. To do so would incur disproportionate cost.
However, the Ministry's conduct policy requires all employees to notify their managers about a criminal conviction and, depending on the circumstances of the case, disciplinary proceedings may be instigated at a local level. Where such a procedure is invoked it is possible to identify employees with convictions. The Ministry collates this information centrally but the reasons are not held in every case.
For the period 1997 to 2007 (up to the date of the establishment of the Ministry), the number of disciplinary cases related to convictions can be sourced only at a disproportionate cost. Since 2007, the number of staff in the Ministry's staff subject to formal disciplinary action following receipt of a criminal conviction/police caution is detailed in the following table:
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The total number of people employed by the Ministry of Justice varies from day-to-day. The cases above are from an employment population of circ. 79,840 in 2007-08 and 80,750 in 2008-09. The staff numbers used are published headcount figures on 31 March 2009 held on the Office for National Statistics website at:
Maria Eagle: Specialist domestic violence courts are based on a partnership approach to domestic violence by the police, prosecutors, court staff, the probation service and specialist support services for victims. They therefore involve the approach of the wider criminal justice system, rather than simply a court building or jurisdiction. Agencies work together to identify, track and risk assess domestic violence cases, support victims of domestic violence and share information better so that more offenders are brought to justice.
The funding allocated by the Government to specialist domestic violence courts is for two components of the system; Independent Domestic Advisers and Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences. In 2006-07, the Government allocated £3 million. In 2007-08 this figure rose to £4.85 million. In 2008-09 and 2009-10 £6.1 million per year has been allocated for the continued roll-out of Independent Domestic Violence Advisers and Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences, some of which are not linked to specialist domestic violence courts.
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