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Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of Bexley have been prosecuted for not having a television licence in the last three years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Simon: The number of people proceeded against at magistrates courts for television licence evasion in the Metropolitan police force area from 2005 to 2007 has been provided by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and is given in the table(1, 2.)
(1) 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.
(2 )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.
|Metropolitan police force area|
|Number of people proceeded against|
|(1 )As well as television licence evasion, these data include proceedings for summary offences under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 to 1967.|
(2 )These figures relate to the offence of television licence evasion under the Communications Act 2003.
Justice Analytical Services-MoJ Ref: IOS030-10)
Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding has been made available for tourism regeneration projects in Torbay constituency in the last five years. 
Margaret Hodge: The information requested is not held by my Department and relates to matters that are the responsibility of the South West Regional Development Agency (RDA), which leads on regional regeneration and development work.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many members of staff from each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver; and at what cost for each such body. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: To provide the information requested from all of our non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) would incur disproportionate cost. We have, however, been advised by the following NDPBs that they are planning to send staff to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver at the following costs:
|Public body||Number of staff members||Cost for each body (£)|
|(1)All costs covered by the World Anti Doping Agency. (2 )Estimated.|
UK Anti Doping (UKAD) has advised that it will be sending two representatives; one as part of the World Anti Doping Agency's (WADA) Independent Observer programme, and one as part of WADA's Athlete Outreach programme. All costs for UKAD will be covered by WADA.
Arts Council England (ACE) has advised that it is sending one member of staff to Vancouver at a cost of £735.00 for the flight. The staff member will also be representing other bodies at the Games. These bodies will cover the remaining costs of the trip.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people injured in accidents attributable to adverse weather conditions in January 2010; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the national health service of treating such people in (a) Leicester and (b) the East Midlands. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: This is a matter for the local national health service. The NHS, as part of its planning process, ensures operational challenges such as adverse weather are factored into local contingency plans, including the cost of treating patients.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people transported to hospital by helicopter in preference to transport by ambulance in December 2009 and January 2010 in circumstances attributable to severe weather conditions. 
Phil Hope: In 2007, the Standing Commission on Carers (SCOC) was established as an independent body to provide expert advice to Ministers and the Carers Strategy Cross-Government Programme Board on the progress in delivering the Carers Strategy.
SCOC published its first annual report, 'Carers at the heart of 21(st) century families and communities-work in progress', on 23 October 2009. The report highlights progress made against the main themes of the Carers Strategy. It contains a number of recommendations for the Government and local delivery partners.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people resident in Chesterfield constituency (a) under 18 and (b) over 60 years old were registered as carers in each of the last five years. 
The NHS Information Centre for health and social care does not collect the number of registered carers; nor are local or national data on the number of children under the age of 18 years with caring responsibilities collected centrally.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support for dementia (a) patients and (b) their carers is being provided from the additional funding awarded to NHS Cumbria through the National Dementia Strategy. 
Phil Hope: The Department has allocated funding to NHS Cumbria through the National Dementia Strategy. This money is not ring-fenced and spending is not monitored centrally. It is for NHS Cumbria to determine how to use the money allocated to them according to local needs and priorities.
The Department is currently commissioning a national baseline audit of service and financial provision (a commitment given in the National Dementia Strategy) to benchmark the current position and enable us monitor and measure progress on implementation of the strategy.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest single payment was; and if he will make a statement. 
Phil Hope: Non-consolidated performance payments are an integral part of the Department's reward strategy for all its staff. They have to be re-earned each year and do not add to future paybill costs. These payments are used to reward outstanding performance and behaviours in delivering the Department's agenda. These payments have increased over the five-year period as a result of the increasing emphasis on these payments through the Department's reward strategy.
Non-consolidated variable pay awards are funded from within existing pay bill controls and have to be re-earned each year. They do not add to future pay bill costs. In the case of the senior civil service (SCS), the percentage of pay bill set aside for performance-related awards is based on recommendations from the independent Senior Salaries Review Body. For staff at Administrative Officer to Grade 6, the percentage of pay bill set aside was determined by a three-year pay settlement introduced in 2008-09.
The following table shows, for the Department, how many people were eligible for (estimated at year end) and received a non-consolidated variable pay award and the total and maximum payments for the awards, by civil service band, awarded under the Department's standard pay and performance management processes for the last five years of published accounts. The tables
include in-year and end-year performance payments but not non-consolidated payments made as part of a pay award to those at or near the maxima of their pay scales.
|2008-09( 1)||2007-08( 1)||2006-07( 1)||2005-06( 1)||2004-05( 1)|
|(1)The table includes both in-year and end-year non-consolidated performance payments. End-year payments are in respect of performance in the previous year, i.e. end-year payments made in 2008-09 relate to performance year 2007-08 etc. (2)The number of eligible staff will be slightly underestimated as there are a number of staff with "unknown" grades on the Department's Human Resources Information System. The headcount figures are all taken at the end of the financial year. The percentages given are calculated on these headcount figures. (3)Figures are not available for headcount broken down by SCS/non-SCS except at disproportionate cost. (4)n/a: Category not applicable because non-consolidated performance related pay was not introduced for these grades until 2008-09. (5)In addition, an individual employed on a SCS non-standard form of contract, which links a higher than normal percentage of their pay to performance, received total non-consolidated payments of £27,500 in 2007-08 and £49,004 in 2008-09.|
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