Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will consider the merits of (a) loaning and (b) giving back to Greece the Parthenon marbles; and if he will discuss options for the future of the Parthenon Marbles with the Board of the British Museum. 
Mr Vaizey: The trustees of the British Museum are responsible for the stewardship of the national collection and they do so independently of Government, in line with the arm's length principle. The trustees have undertaken to consider, subject to questions of condition and fitness to travel, any request for any part of the museum collection to be borrowed and then returned. I have no plans to discuss the Parthenon Sculptures with the trustees of the British Museum.
Mr Lammy: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials from his Department (i) have attended and (ii) plan to attend any FIFA World Cup 2010 games in South Africa. 
Hugh Robertson: I attended the England v USA match and travelled economy class on both legs of the journey. No officials attended. The Secretary of State attended the England v Algeria match accompanied by one official and also travelled economy class for both journeys.
We met with various members of the FIFA family during our visits to discuss England's bid for the 2018 World Cup, one of the Government's top priorities for sport.
Mr Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the legacy for the London borough of Lambeth and its residents from the London 2012 Olympic Games; 
(2) what steps his Department has taken to ensure that London boroughs other than those hosting the London 2012 Olympics will obtain a legacy from the games. 
Hugh Robertson: The London borough of Lambeth, London as a whole, and the wider UK are benefitting from the opportunities created by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
There has been significant infrastructure investment in and around the Olympic Park, including transport and utilities. Other economic benefits that have accrued to London include:
Of the 6,442 contracted work force on the Olympic Park (excluding the Village) at the end of March 2010, 3,457 were from London, of which 2,185 were resident outside the five east London host boroughs (Greenwich, Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest). The Olympic Delivery Authority and its partners have a range of measures in place, including dedicated training centres, to promote sustainable employment benefits from the building of the Olympic Park.
Of the 1,349 companies that have won over £5 billion of work directly supplying the ODA (May 2010), 689 were registered in London, of which 493 were registered outside the host boroughs and 20 in Lambeth. Many more business across London are winning work in the supply chains of the ODA contractors and LOCOG began in January its procurement for everything it needs to stage the games, so there will be many more opportunities for business in London across many sectors to get involved.
34,047 London companies, of which 27,418 come from outside the five east London host boroughs (June 2010), were registered on CompeteFor, the electronic brokerage system giving companies access to Olympic-related opportunities and the support to compete for them.
The Mayor of London is responsible for maximising the impact of the Games across London and has been working with a range of pan-London partners including his family of agencies to deliver a coherent legacy programme that ensures people living in London gain from the positive effects of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Lisa Nandy: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2010, Official Report, column 235W, on Olympic games 2012: North West, in which constituency each of the 85 games-inspired projects in the north west which have been awarded the Inspire Mark is taking place. 
Hugh Robertson: The Department does not hold the information at a constituency level: however, 69 of the 85 Inspire projects in the north west region, and their sub-regions, are listed as follows.
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In addition, the following 16 local authorities in the North West have been awarded the Inspire mark for their delivery of Government's Free Swimming programme: Sefton metropolitan borough council, Rochdale metropolitan borough council, Oldham metropolitan
borough council, Cheshire East borough council, Cheshire West and Chester council, Warrington borough council, South Lakeland Leisure, Wigan council, Manchester city council, Salford city council, Halton borough council, Knowsley metropolitan borough council, Preston city council, Liverpool city council, Blackpool council, Wirral council. The funding for the Free Swimming programme will end on 31 July 2010 as part of in-year spending savings.
Lisa Nandy: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2010, Official Report, column 245W, on Olympic Games 2012: North West, what the names are of (a) the 52 suppliers to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and (b) other contractors to the ODA that are based in the north-west region; and in which constituency each is based. 
Hugh Robertson: Details of the Olympic Delivery Authority's suppliers are published in the business section of the London 2012 website:
under the heading ODA Suppliers. There you will find suppliers listed by venue and sector. As well as those businesses that are directly supplying the ODA, many more are winning work in the supply chains of its contractors. As these are not public procurements a comprehensive list of these supply chain contractors is not available, but a number have been identified by the ODA as part of its supply chain research published in November last year on the London 2012 website.
Lisa Nandy: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2010, Official Report, column 245W, on Olympic Games 2012: North West, in which constituency each of the 68 facilities in the north-west region that are featured in the official London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide is located. 
Hugh Robertson: The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) produced the official London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide ('the guide'), which includes the 68 facilities that met the criteria to be world-class training venues for Olympic and Paralympic sport in the north-west. The guide has been produced in an online form and is accessible at:
Lisa Nandy: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2010, Official Report, column 245W, on Olympic Games 2012: North West, what Olympic facilities in the north-west region are referred to in the memoranda of understanding with the 17 Oceania National Olympic Committees, the National Olympic Committee of Thailand and Australia's swimming team; and in which parliamentary constituency each is located. 
Hugh Robertson: To date, the agreements have been made with the north-west region. The specific facilities that will be used will therefore be confirmed in due course. However, I am aware that the Australian swimming team will be hosted by the Manchester Aquatics Centre.
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