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Social Services: Older People

Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on social care for the over 65s in each adult social care department in each of the last five years. [144026]

Norman Lamb: The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) does collect information on adult social care expenditure by local Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England.

Data on local authority expenditure on state funded care are collected and published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre in two ways;

1. An annual national publication with council level support annexes.

2. The National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service is a data repository of all adult social care information in England.

National spend of adult social care is reported as gross current expenditure, in line with reporting of national accounts.

CASSRs report expenditure to the HSCIC by service category and not spend on people.

Table 1 shows the gross current expenditure for councils in England with adult social services responsibilities on adults aged 65 or over as their primary client group between 2007-08 and 2011-12.

The national expenditure report for adult social care in England can be accessed from:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/pssexpcosts1112final

Guidance on the way information is collected by the HSCIC relating to adult social care expenditure including definitions can be accessed from:

www.ic.nhs.uk/socialcarecollections2012

Table 1: Gross current expenditure by CASSR councils on older people, aged 65 or over, 2007-08 to 2011-12 final
£000
 Total gross current expenditure older people (aged 65 or over)
Council2007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12

Barking and Dagenham

38,652

36,547

36,825

34,274

31,521

Barnet

57,558

54,340

55,526

55,506

54,398

Barnsley

43,159

44,696

46,442

44,819

38,665

Bath and NE Somerset

28,392

29,013

33,151

32,600

32,357

Bedford

22,876

22,961

23,507

Bedfordshire

53,321

55,100

Bexley

33,495

35,272

31,880

30,504

28,303

Birmingham

179,880

221,757

224,387

214,062

191,114

Blackburn

26,387

27,327

28,219

25,382

24,321

Blackpool

29,518

28,506

29,599

30,289

28,609

Bolton

43,879

42,543

44,473

45,001

41,251

Bournemouth

36,135

37,364

36,243

37,269

35,360

Bracknell Forest

14,500

15,048

15,466

15,231

15,769

Bradford

95,013

94,852

90,563

92,134

89,882

Brent

45,736

47,829

38,682

37,445

38,652

Brighton and Hove

50,496

56,426

51,601

50,744

48,241

Bristol

78,697

80,034

89,988

90,509

87,616

Bromley

44,843

50,364

51,691

52,170

52,241

Buckinghamshire

65,896

71,381

75,068

73,279

68,382

Bury

30,453

29,810

31,633

30,939

28,866

Calderdale

33,310

36,272

35,326

37,850

34,860

Cambridgeshire

86,922

90,337

96,608

98,631

96,334

Camden

51,617

50,278

50,189

51,242

51,950

Central Bedfordshire

37,771

37,487

35,791

Cheshire

122,828

125,610

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Cheshire East

68,353

67,600

70,702

Cheshire West and Chester

66,116

61,771

58,974

City of London

2,749

2,387

2,719

2,647

4,248

Cornwall

79,847

81,172

84,014

80,303

72,972

Coventry

57,608

60,861

57,665

57,095

55,976

Croydon

50,345

53,593

53,982

55,103

51,934

Cumbria

109,958

118,977

118,655

117,389

119,024

Darlington

19,583

20,315

21,102

21,323

20,764

Derby

39,019

38,843

37,968

38,548

35,973

Derbyshire

131,231

134,909

141,398

141,239

143,370

Devon

143,951

147,967

148,141

146,736

157,313

Doncaster

53,382

54,326

58,193

59,521

58,114

Dorset

74,080

77,004

79,105

81,644

79,420

Dudley

51,996

53,866

57,189

59,303

61,563

Durham

111,297

129,984

126,810

126,784

117,731

Ealing

50,055

50,609

49,786

54,264

51,092

East Riding

51,950

52,905

59,007

62,085

58,028

East Sussex

100,498

109,053

(1)

123,668

113,511

Enfield

49,765

51,067

55,593

51,476

54,406

Essex

241,716

258,708

253,445

257,427

242,636

Gateshead

43,144

49,460

49,977

50,094

45,196

Gloucestershire

82,395

82,668

90,897

92,078

90,036

Greenwich

39,330

42,958

45,995

45,144

39,620

Hackney

42,325

44,172

52,086

49,983

45,766

Halton

20,435

18,320

17,192

19,141

19,310

Hammersmith and Fulham

31,725

32,816

28,267

37,607

31,223

Hampshire

177,095

187,898

204,761

206,372

204,867

Haringey

39,712

37,436

39,487

40,471

39,765

Harrow

29,626

31,946

34,025

36,922

34,755

Hartlepool

21,322

21,470

21,299

22,262

20,862

Havering

38,669

39,709

41,809

39,160

40,053

Herefordshire

28,584

29,958

30,990

33,838

32,132

Hertfordshire

163,075

174,998

182,531

181,136

184,024

Hillingdon

41,051

39,538

42,748

42,772

41,731

Hounslow

32,316

31,436

30,912

45,421

28,832

Isle of Wight

31,066

32,142

32,401

35,432

29,034

Isles of Scilly

598

548

484

701

669

Islington

42,280

45,965

43,478

40,694

38,816

Kensington and Chelsea

27,032

31,764

31,737

33,954

27,982

Kent

225,468

224,837

242,664

249,643

218,195

Kingston-upon-Hull

49,489

48,321

52,161

50,953

54,733

Kingston-upon-Thames

26,391

27,553

31,012

29,119

28,577

Kirklees

72,891

70,781

70,126

67,821

62,389

Knowsley

27,858

30,553

32,063

32,006

28,726

Lambeth

49,533

50,365

52,660

52,981

46,020

Lancashire

192,537

201,352

213,529

225,620

198,572

Leeds

133,685

134,171

135,987

129,313

112,743

Leicester

47,105

47,601

48,096

47,562

48,205

Leicestershire

93,186

97,742

100,263

93,692

83,029

Lewisham

48,993

49,695

50,802

49,929

49,819

Lincolnshire

119,208

126,238

132,832

139,417

124,719

Liverpool

102,010

98,057

82,329

94,853

77,630

Luton

29,644

31,112

35,408

32,923

32,527

Manchester

79,364

80,400

75,310

85,514

70,332

Medway Towns

36,615

36,579

39,782

40,574

39,858

Merton

32,361

30,870

31,776

32,136

31,385

Middlesbrough

23,467

25,940

29,128

27,955

26,596

Milton Keynes

30,135

29,614

29,577

32,513

31,413

NE Lincolnshire

32,411

33,451

36,305

37,816

32,211

N Lincolnshire

29,081

28,167

29,609

30,210

31,500

Newcastle upon Tyne

55,111

55,316

54,846

53,392

54,970

Newham

39,619

41,042

42,724

40,651

40,111

Norfolk

145,938

134,665

152,962

165,894

152,483

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North Somerset

37,786

37,067

37,005

39,374

39,220

North Tyneside

40,132

42,682

41,304

43,223

40,835

North Yorkshire

101,272

105,562

106,123

105,880

103,164

Northamptonshire

89,290

92,160

95,280

101,510

92,124

Northumberland

74,687

75,002

79,242

75,494

72,396

Nottingham

45,983

50,815

52,303

53,634

51,316

Nottinghamshire

128,741

133,286

142,915

142,861

140,223

Oldham

44,194

50,453

44,481

47,055

38,791

Oxfordshire

98,374

102,294

110,229

109,617

98,247

Peterborough

24,917

28,991

22,923

19,198

26,522

Plymouth

43,071

38,871

45,561

44,904

41,074

Poole

24,353

24,956

27,093

29,063

27,090

Portsmouth

33,046

31,056

30,186

30,992

26,789

Reading

21,499

22,275

24,624

25,554

26,046

Redbridge

42,327

47,795

44,824

42,731

40,524

Redcar and Cleveland

26,221

32,088

34,500

33,376

25,460

Richmond upon Thames

31,519

33,661

35,877

36,125

35,130

Rochdale

38,366

38,499

37,027

35,971

34,498

Rotherham

54,508

55,900

55,320

55,970

50,177

Rutland

5,529

5,066

5,516

5,751

5,382

Salford

42,604

40,908

41,729

38,820

32,232

Sandwell

61,559

63,925

65,295

65,023

57,934

Sefton

55,998

58,689

63,061

60,735

55,938

Sheffield

109,988

102,754

101,723

99,667

91,909

Shropshire

45,935

45,402

47,042

49,834

44,526

Slough

17,923

20,421

18,036

17,740

16,427

Solihull

28,091

29,514

33,215

34,568

31,640

Somerset

88,733

88,034

99,015

96,418

93,233

South Gloucestershire

37,656

29,922

47,166

48,300

44,653

South Tyneside

35,752

39,059

41,533

42,273

34,574

Southampton

39,852

37,879

40,221

40,190

39,148

Southend

32,808

32,081

37,467

34,700

27,985

Southwark

45,650

46,886

46,667

49,453

43,110

St Helens

36,811

35,068

33,611

36,304

33,525

Staffordshire

131,980

135,297

136,431

142,694

139,115

Stockport

48,553

53,554

56,016

55,336

49,542

Stockton-on-Tees

29,174

30,097

31,234

33,341

32,932

Stoke-on-Trent

47,085

46,647

46,529

48,983

48,745

Suffolk

125,704

127,580

140,041

126,429

122,321

Sunderland

53,999

52,657

53,890

53,506

54,139

Surrey

151,154

(1)

167,548

170,537

192,654

Sutton

29,963

30,478

33,125

32,161

28,730

Swindon

25,487

24,196

29,322

29,491

27,856

Tameside

42,767

45,724

46,199

43,412

43,723

Telford and Wrekin

21,068

21,559

22,895

23,667

24,610

Thurrock

21,930

24,657

26,482

26,091

25,988

Torbay

29,110

30,791

31,348

32,403

29,369

Tower Hamlets

42,307

42,036

44,756

45,370

42,217

Trafford

34,141

33,905

37,427

37,539

35,908

Wakefield

55,160

58,704

58,562

60,141

58,028

Walsall

53,597

53,344

53,701

48,750

47,980

Waltham Forest

36,785

37,089

41,281

39,889

35,993

Wandsworth

44,837

45,998

48,255

47,712

45,134

Warrington

35,788

38,438

38,488

40,793

40,027

Warwickshire

83,036

86,677

91,548

87,110

81,895

West Berkshire

20,964

23,005

25,806

25,229

27,376

West Sussex

138,784

145,078

145,200

148,159

124,656

Westminster

44,555

49,905

53,656

52,264

37,994

Wigan

42,326

40,710

44,652

46,778

42,554

Wiltshire

63,175

70,821

77,349

70,320

77,063

Windsor and Maidenhead

18,672

20,304

20,336

21,184

19,291

Wirral

63,273

66,596

61,731

62,232

53,210

Wokingham

17,983

20,018

21,999

22,450

23,147

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Wolverhampton

53,692

55,317

54,646

52,903

47,257

Worcestershire

85,552

85,657

88,577

89,963

89,663

York

27,609

30,763

32,439

31,369

28,469

England

8,768,982

9,076,046

9,389,080

9,442,438

8,916,588

‘—’ = Unavailable data, including council boundary changes (Cheshire and Bedfordshire). (1) Missing data

Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent annually on care for the elderly (a) resident in residential and nursing care, (b) receiving home care, (c) receiving day care, (d) receiving meals-on-wheels and (e) resident in reablement settings in each local authority in each year for which figures are available. [144033]

Norman Lamb: The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) does collect information on adult social care expenditure by local Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs) in England.

Data on local authority expenditure on state funded care are collected and published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre in two ways:

1. An annual national publication with council level support annexes.

2. The National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) is a data repository of all adult social care information in England.

National spend of adult social care is reported as gross current expenditure, in line with reporting of national accounts.

CASSRs report expenditure to the HSCIC by service category and not spend on people.

A table showing the gross current expenditure for Councils in England with Adult Social Services Responsibilities on adults aged 65 or over as their primary client group between 2005-06 and 2011-12, and by select service categories:

(a) residential and nursing care

(b) home care

(c) day care

(d) meals

has been placed in the Library.

The HSCIC collects data on reablement under the service category Home Care. However this information has data quality issues. Data are collected on a voluntary basis, and the majority of councils report reablement data as blank. Voluntary data are not validated and are not available on NASCIS. Gross current expenditure values are not produced when part of either expenditure or income data are missing.

The national expenditure report for adult social care in England can be accessed from:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/pssexpcosts1112final

Guidance on the way information is collected by the HSCIC relating to adult social care expenditure including definitions can be accessed from:

www.ic.nhs.uk/socialcarecollections2012

Social Work: Higher Education

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Russell Group universities have ended their social work degree courses since May 2010. [143848]

Norman Lamb: The Department does not collect this information. The Health and Care Professions Council inform us that one Russell Group university, the university of Southampton, has closed their provision between the 2010 and 2012 academic years.

South London Healthcare NHS Trust

Ms Harman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement of 31 January 2013, Official Report, columns 1072-75, on South London Healthcare NHS Trust, what clinical evidence Sir Bruce Keogh has provided to substantiate the claim that a free-standing midwife-led unit at Lewisham Hospital would continue to deal with at least 10 per cent of existing activity and potentially up to 60 per cent. [144203]

Dr Poulter: Implementing the Trust Special Administrator's (TSA) recommendations could improve maternity care and outcomes by concentrating obstetric-led maternity services on fewer sites and enabling greater consultant presence for those women choosing to give birth at an obstetric-led maternity service. Mothers whose pregnancies are rated as low risk can give birth in a stand alone midwife led unit such as the one proposed at University Hospital Lewisham. The rate of usage will be determined by the number of mothers with low risk pregnancies who choose to go to University Hospital Lewisham.

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence suggest up to 60% of women in England are suitable to give birth in a free-standing midwife-led unit. However, based on historic patient choice elsewhere in London, and an assumption that around half of the patients currently using the co-located midwife-led unit at Lewisham will continue to attend a stand-alone unit, the TSA has modelled that around 10% of the births projected to take place at University Hospital Lewisham in 2015-16 will still take place there.

Ms Harman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement of 31 January 2013, Official Report, columns 1072-75, on South London Healthcare NHS Trust, (1) what clinical evidence Sir Bruce Keogh provided to substantiate his claim that allowing Lewisham to retain its accident and emergency facility would help reduce the level of increased demand at hospitals with larger accident and emergency services; [144204]

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(2) what clinical evidence Sir Bruce Keogh has provided to substantiate the claim that the new emergency care service at Lewisham Hospital could continue to see up to three-quarters of those currently attending Lewisham A&E. [144240]

Anna Soubry: The draft report by the Trust Special Administrator (TSA) proposed that the accident and emergency (A&E) department at Lewisham hospital should be downgraded to a non-admitting Urgent Care Centre.

The draft report estimated that around 77% of Lewisham hospital's current A&E activity would remain at that site. The figures are based on activity data supplied to the TSA by Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust. In light of consultation and further analysis, the TSA revised this figure to “at least 50%”.

Sir Bruce Keogh advised the Secretary of State for Health that Lewisham hospital should retain an admitting A&E service with senior emergency medical cover. His estimate that the site could manage nearer to 75% of activity with these changes is based on the Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust's admissions data and flowing from this that the A&E service would have the clinical capacity to safely treat this number of patients. Treating more patients at Lewisham means a reduced number of patients going to other A&E sites in the local health economy.

The TSA's original analysis is in his draft report which is available at:

www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/10/tsa-draftreport/

Sir Bruce's advice is available at:

www.dh.gov.uk/health/2013/01/slht-decision/

Both the TSA analysis and Sir Bruce's advice can only be estimates based on the best available information at the time. Managing activity levels across the different sites will need to be a key part of implementation planning involving Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS providers and the NHS Trust Development Authority.

Staff

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate his Department's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum statutory obligations. [143336]

Dr Poulter: All the Department's functions support its core statutory obligations. In 2012-13, the Department estimated it required 2,400 full-time equivalents to undertake its minimum statutory obligations. The Department publishes these figures annually in its Business Plan and a detailed breakdown by directorate can be found in the 2012-13 Business Plan at:

http://transparency.dh.gov.uk/2012/05/31/department-of-health-business-plan/

The Department is currently developing its workforce plans for 2013-14 and these will be published in due course as part of the 2013-14 Business Plan.

Surgeons: Inspections

Charlotte Leslie: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on patient care and safety of the

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withdrawal of the Joint Committee for Higher Surgical Training inspection regime. [144656]

Dr Poulter: Currently the General Medical Council (GMC) is responsible for the quality assurance of medical education and training and inspection visits to education providers. As part of this process it gathers concerns about patient safety issues and works with deaneries and local education providers to require action plans for improvement. Serious concerns are communicated to the Care Quality Commission but there is no mechanism for routine reporting of concerns to the Department. Prior to that, this was the responsibility of the Postgraduate Medical Education and training Board.

In the future, Health Education England and the GMC will review such quality assurance processes in the light of the recommendation of the Francis report, including greater use of specialist expertise from the Royal Colleges.

Surgery: Inspections

Charlotte Leslie: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many invited reviews were commissioned from the Royal College of Surgeons by hospital trusts, of which his Department had notification, in each year since 2005. [144657]

Dr Poulter: The Department does not hold this information.

Young Offenders: Mental Illness

Robert Flello: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the secure youth estate had recognised mental health conditions in each year since May 2010; and how many of those conditions were (a) screened on arrival and (b) later diagnosed. [144076]

Norman Lamb: This information is not collected centrally.

Women and Equalities

Average Earnings

John Robertson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate she has made of the average pay for (a) men and (b) women in (i) Glasgow North West constituency, (ii) Glasgow, (iii) Scotland and (iv) the UK in each of the last five years. [144584]

Mrs Grant: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics relating to the labour market, including information regarding employment, unemployment and earnings. Figures for the average pay of men and women by local authority, region and country are made available in the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings which can be downloaded from the ONS website.

Birth Certificates

Toby Perkins: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities whether, under the Government's equal marriage proposals, parents will still be able to register themselves as mother and father on their children's birth certificates. [139875]

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Mrs Grant: The Government's equal marriage proposals are set out in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, which was published on 25 January. Enabling same-sex couples to marry will not change the meaning or use of the terms “mother” and “father”.

Currently, an opposite sex couple can be shown as “mother” and “father” on birth certificates. A female same sex couple (who meet the parenthood conditions in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) can be shown as “mother” and “parent”. A male same sex couple require a transfer of parental rights to take place in order for them both (as opposed to just one of them) to be identified as the parents. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will not change these existing arrangements.

Females: Body Image

Henry Smith: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what progress she has made on the Government's body confidence agenda; and if she will make a statement. [142931]

Jo Swinson: The Government's body confidence project was launched in 2010, with guidance and support from an Expert Advisory Group drawn from industry, academia and the voluntary sector. We work to raise awareness about body image and encourage public debate about the burdens that popular culture can place on people's well-being and self-esteem. We do this in the following ways:

Working with industry to encourage voluntary action. We have established roundtables for the media, retail, advertising and fitness sectors, and worked with the Professional Publishers Association to develop an industry award for magazines to recognise good practice. We supported research conducted by Girlguiding UK who showed that high numbers of young girls feel pressured into conforming into particular body shapes.

Working across Government. We have fed into the Obesity Strategy, the Keogh Review of cosmetic surgery, the Bailey Review on the commercialisation and sexualisation of children, and the violence against women and girls action plan.

Talking directly to the general public. Throughout 2012 we ran a series of monthly blogs on the Huffington Post. In partnership with the not-for-profit company Media Smart:

http://www.mediasmart.org.uk/resources/bodyimage

we published media literacy teaching packs for teachers and parents, which have been downloaded over 30,000 times.

Over the next few months we will strengthen the links with other Government activity on girls' aspirations and women's economic contribution, and continue to work with industry to support positive change.

Members: Correspondence

Toby Perkins: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities when she intends to reply to (a) the letter of 7 August 2012 from the hon. Member for Chesterfield to her ministerial predecessor and (b) the letter of 13 September 2012 from the hon. Member for Chesterfield concerning the equal marriage proposals. [139876]

Mrs Grant: I answered both the hon. Member's letters on 25 September 2012. I have since sent the hon. Member a letter enclosing the original response.

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Operating Costs

Mr Hollobone: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the Government Equalities Office's administrative expenditure was in 2010; and what that expenditure will be in 2015. [143247]

Mrs Grant: The expenditure outturn in 2010-11 for the Government Equalities Office administrative budget was £44.13 million. The planned expenditure for 2014-15 is £24.61 million. There are no budgets yet agreed for 2015-16.

Regulation

Gordon Banks: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what regulations she introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and at what cost to the public purse. [143083]

Mrs Grant: The following statutory instruments were made between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013:

The Equality Act 2010 (Age Exceptions) Order 2012 came into effect on 1 October 2012.

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Overseas Relationships) Order 2012 came in effect on 31 January 2013.

The cost of making these statutory instruments consists of staff time which is not measured in the way the hon. Gentleman requests.

Yorkshire and the Humber

Diana Johnson: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many staff of her Department are employed in (a) Hull and (b) east Yorkshire. [144412]

Mrs Grant: All departmental staff are employed in London.

Culture, Media and Sport

Alcoholic Drinks

Tracey Crouch: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the level of alcohol-related absenteeism in her Department; whether her Department has an (a) internal alcohol policy and (b) occupational health strategy; and if she will publish such documents. [143961]

Hugh Robertson: The average number of working days lost at DCMS per employee is 4.8 per annum—well below the civil service median. DCMS does not categorise alcohol-related absence but it has a set of values, policies and support mechanisms in place that enable all absences to be dealt with fairly and consistently. Upon joining DCMS, all staff are made aware of the Department's stance on alcohol misuse and can access the Department's policies via the intranet. DCMS staff have access to an Employee Assistance Programme 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Department's policy on alcohol, drug and substance misuse, and its occupational health guidance will be made available in the Libraries of both Houses.

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Broadband

Alun Cairns: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will review the framework for agreement and arrangements between network operators and land owners on securing wayleaves and rights of way for the roll-out of fibre for broadband provision. [142351]

Mr Vaizey: The Law Commission has recently carried out a review into the Electronic Communications Code, which governs the rights of electronic communications providers to install and maintain infrastructure on private and public land. We expect the Law Commission to present its recommendations later this month. The Government will consider the recommendations carefully before taking forward changes to the code.

Equality Advisory and Support Service

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer from the Ministry of Justice of 13 December 2012, Official Report, column 452W, on Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS), what the actual (a) set-up and (b) on-going costs of the EASS are. [138659]

Mrs Grant: The total contract cost for setting up and running the EASS is £6 million over three years. More detailed information about costs would reveal information that is likely to damage the supplier's commercial interests.

Government Procurement Card

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the mean average spend using a Government Procurement Card was per member of staff in (a) her Department and (b) each of its arm's length bodies in (i) 2011 and (ii) 2012. [141454]

Hugh Robertson: The average spend using GPC card per member of DCMS staff was:

 £

2011

581.62

2012

777.82

The figure increased in 2012 due to the Department's work on the Olympic Games but there has been a significant saving from the recent high of 2008 where cost of spending was £886.33 per person.

The Department does not collate information about individual GPC usage within our arm's length bodies. Accordingly, I have asked their chief executives to write to the hon. Member.

Copies of their replies will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

National Lottery

Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will require the national lottery to display the odds of winning on lottery tickets. [143515]

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Hugh Robertson: The National Lottery Commission, the independent regulator of the national lottery, already requires the operator to make clear information available to players about the odds of winning national lottery games. This includes ensuring each retailer makes available the Players' Guide, which contains detailed information about the odds of draw-based games. Overall odds are also printed on scratchcard tickets and players can access detailed odds on all national lottery games from the national lottery website.

Overtime Payments

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) average cost per member of staff and (b) total cost was of overtime payments in (i) her Department and (ii) each of its arm’s length bodies in (A) 2010-11, (B) 2011-12 and (C) 2012-13 to date. [141474]

Hugh Robertson: The information is as follows:

(a) Average overtime cost per member of staff for DCMS was:

2010-11: £138.53

2011-12: £180.85 (£169.60 excluding Olympic games time costs)

2012-13 (to January 2013): £459.60 (£143.97 excluding Olympic games time costs)

(b) Total cost of overtime payments by year for DCMS was:

2010-11: £66,978.27

2011-12: £82,629.85 (£77,490.55 excluding Olympic games time costs)

2012-13 (to January 2013): £185,676.83 (£58,162.92 excluding Olympic games time costs)

The figure increased in 2012 due to the Department’s work on the Olympic games but there has been a significant saving from the recent high of 2008 where cost of spending was 310,419.21 for total overtime cost.

The Department does not collate information about overtime payments within our arm’s length bodies. Accordingly, I have asked their chief executives to write to the hon. Member. Copies of their replies will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Press: Subscriptions

Jonathan Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2012, Official Report, column 219W, on press subscriptions, how much her Department has spent on subscriptions since May 2010. [137296]

Hugh Robertson: From May 2010 to December 2012, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport spent £42,314.36 on newspapers and all periodicals. The Department is unable to separately identify the cost of press subscriptions from all of the serial publications it receives, without incurring disproportionate cost.

In early 2011 the Department cancelled the majority of its subscriptions for hard copy publications, thereby significantly reducing the cost of subscriptions from 2011-12.

Public Appointments

Mr Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people she appointed to public bodies in (a) 2010-11 and (b)

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2011-12; (i) how many and (ii) what proportion of those appointees were (A) black or from an ethnic minority, (B) Hindu, (C) Muslim and (D) Chinese in each of those years; and if she will make a statement. [144102]

Hugh Robertson: The number of people appointed to DCMS public bodies under a process regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments were:

 New appointmentsReappointments

(a) 2010-11

51

51

(b) 2011-12

52

51

The Commissioner for public appointments collates and publishes information on the number of appointments of candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds; this information is not broken down by ethnic group. The Commissioner does not collect information regarding candidates' religion.

Publications

Jonathan Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how often her Department produces a staff magazine. [137325]

Hugh Robertson: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has a weekly e-newsletter for staff. This is managed internally and no hard copies are produced.

Regulation

Gordon Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and which regulations her Department has repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate she has made of the savings which will accrue to those affected by each such regulation as a result of its repeal. [142021]

Hugh Robertson: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has repealed one regulation between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013. This was to exempt live music from the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, and came into force as the Live Music Act 2012. The deregulation was assessed to provide a direct equivalent annual net benefit to business of £0.4 million.

Sickness Absence

Mr Marcus Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to reduce sickness absence in her Department. [144496]

Hugh Robertson: My Department has a sickness absence policy which provides a framework of procedures and behaviours to enable absence to be dealt with fairly and consistently by both managers and staff throughout the Department.

Sports: Finance

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what direct financial support her Department provided to sporting events or organisations in the years (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012. [137734]

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Hugh Robertson: Government support for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is set out in the Department's regular quarterly reports. The final report was published on 23 October 2012 and is available at:

http://www.culture.gov.uk/publications/9465.aspx

The Government provided financial support for LOCOG, who were responsible for the London 2012 test events, and for security and other issues.

The Department has not provided any direct financial support to any other sporting events in either (a) 2010, (b) 2011 or (c) 2012. UK Sport is the Government agency responsible for allocating lottery funds, rather than Exchequer funding, to major events and has supported the UK's Major Sports Events programme.

As the lead Department for Sport, the Department supports major events through co-ordination of cross-departmental discussions to ensure full Government support to major events, as set out in 'A Stage to Inspire' which was recently published by UK Sport. In addition, the Department provides direct funding to four sporting arm's length bodies: Sport England, UK Sport, the Sports Ground Safety Authority (formerly the Football Licensing Authority) and UK Anti-Doping, as set out in our Annual Reports and Accounts.

Staff

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff are based in each property used by her Department. [143308]

Hugh Robertson: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s offices are London-based. The number of full-time equivalents in each property are:

Cockspur Street, London: 288.9

Tottenham Court road: 14

Marsham street: 104.

The Government Art Collection and the Information Services team are based in Tottenham Court road and the rest of the staff in Cockspur street

Following a machinery of government change in 2012, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) joined DCMS from the Home Office. GEO staff are currently based in the Home Office building in Marsham street.

Swimming Pools

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding programmes her Department has made available for the provision of local swimming pools for sporting and recreational purposes. [143182]

Hugh Robertson: Funding is available for investment in local swimming pool facilities through a number of Sport England's legacy programmes. £65 million has been made available for smaller facilities through the Inspired Facilities fund, £30 million for innovative, large-scale, multi-sport facilities through the Iconic Facilities fund, and £45 million for medium-sized projects through the Improvement Fund.

Tourism: South West

Mr Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to promote tourism in Devon and Cornwall. [144632]

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Hugh Robertson: Devon and Cornwall will benefit from the ‘Growing Tourism Locally’ initiative from VisitEngland, which is receiving £l9.8 million from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Most of this money is being spent on the national ‘Holidays at Home are Great’ campaign, from which Devon and Cornwall will also profit. Further to this, VisitCornwall has been allocated £100,000 as a 'primary destination' from RGF funds ('primary destinations' are areas defined by BIS as qualifying for RGF funding to help deliver jobs). Three destination organisations (North Devon Plus, Islands' Partnership, and English Riviera in Devon and Cornwall) have also contributed a combined £15,000 which will be match-funded at the very minimum 1:1 with RGF funds. This money will be put towards VisitEngland's ‘coastal’ marketing campaign.

Yorkshire and the Humber

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff of her Department are employed in (a) Hull and (b) East Yorkshire. [144413]

Hugh Robertson: My Department does not have any employees in (a) Hull and (b) East Yorkshire.

Business, Innovation and Skills

Apprentices: Kingston upon Hull

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) retail, (b) agriculture, (c) tourism, (d) construction, (e) education, (f) information and communication technology and (g) science and mathematics apprentices in (i) Hull and (ii) Kingston upon Hull North constituency completed their apprenticeship programme in the last fiscal year. [144608]

Matthew Hancock: The following table shows the number of apprenticeship achievements in Kingston upon Hull North parliamentary constituency and Kingston upon Hull local education authority by sector subject area. Data are shown for 2011/12, the latest academic year for which full year data are available.

Apprenticeship programme achievements by geography and sector subject area, 2011/12
Sector subject area2011/12

Kingston upon Hull North parliamentary constituency

 

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Arts, Media and Publishing

Business, Administration and Law

200

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

60

Education and Training

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

70

Health, Public Services and Care

70

Information and Communication Technology

20

Languages, Literature and Culture

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

20

Preparation for Life and Work

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

130

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Science and Mathematics

Unknown

Total

570

  

Kingston upon Hull local education authority

 

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

20

Arts, Media and Publishing

Business, Administration and Law

620

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

170

Education and Training

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

250

Health, Public Services and Care

230

Information and Communication Technology

70

Languages, Literature and Culture

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

50

Preparation for Life and Work

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

380

Science and Mathematics

Unknown

Total

1,790

Notes: 1. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10. ‘—’ indicates a value of less than five. 2. Geographic breakdowns are based upon the home postcode of the learner. 3. Figures are based on the geographic boundaries as of May 2010. Source: Individualised Learner Record

Apprentices: Lancashire

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many retail apprentices in (a) Pendle and (b) Lancashire completed their apprenticeship programme in 2011-12. [143681]

Matthew Hancock: The following table shows the number of apprenticeship achievements in the ‘Retail and Commercial Enterprise’ sector subject area in Pendle parliamentary constituency and Lancashire local education authority for the 2011/12 academic year:

Apprenticeship achievements in the '’Retail and Commercial Enterprise’ sector subject area by geography, 2011/12
 2011/12 achievements

Pendle parliamentary constituency

70

Lancashire local education authority

1,340

Notes: 1. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. Geographic breakdowns are based upon the home postcode of the learner. 3. Figures are based on the geographic boundaries as of May 2010. Source: Individualised Learner Record

Apprentices: Worcestershire

Karen Lumley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employees in (a) Worcestershire and (b) Redditch have worked with the Government's apprenticeship scheme since that scheme's introduction. [144615]

Matthew Hancock: Information on the number of apprenticeship starts by geography is published in

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supplementary tables to a quarterly Statistical First Release (SFR), last published on 11 October 2012:

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/87E140BF-810D-4C48-A5C1-9C8B84B46117/0/October2012_Apprenticeship_Starts.xls

http://www.thedataservice.org.uk/Statistics/fe_data_library/Apprenticeships/

Accommodation

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what occupation costs

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of each type are incurred for each property used by his Department. [143283]

Jo Swinson: The property costs for financial year 2011/12 for each property used by BIS are shown in the following table.

 Financial year 2011/12
Property name/addressRentRatesOther costs

Alexandra House, Leeds, LS16 6QY

£114,740

£40,919

£62,484

Apex Court, Nottingham, NG2 4LA

Not part of BIS core estate in 2011/12. Building transferred to BIS in April 2012

Queensway House, Billingham, TS23 2NF

£48,000

£13,748

£72,858

The Business Centre, Cambridge, CB4 9LQ

Not part of BIS core estate in 2011/12. Building transferred to BIS in April 2012 on the abolition of the RDAs

Victoria Street 1, London, SW1H 0ET

£9,542,358

£4,898,851

£3,820,096

Westfield House, Earlsfield, SW18 4UT

0

£129,105

£403,141

3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

Included in licence payment

£89,565 (licence payment)

St Paul’s Place, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2FJ

Included in licence payment

£990,155 (licence payment)

Companies House, Maindy, Cardiff, CF14 3UZ

Included in licence payment

£238,772 (licence payment)

The Axis, Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TG

Not part of BIS core estate in 2011/12. Building transferred to BIS in April 2012

Watford Exchange House, Exchange Road, Watford, WD18 0JJ

Included in licence payment

£136,426 (licence payment)

Europa House, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8LG

Included in licence payment

£183,544 (licence payment)

Victoria House, Southampton Row, WC1B 4AD

Included in licence payment

£790,242 (licence payment)

2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EH

Not part of BIS core estate in 2011/12. Building transferred to BIS in June 2012 on the abolition of the RDAs

Arndale House, Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ

Included in licence payment

£82,541 (licence payment)

Moongate House, Fifth Avenue Business Pk, Gateshead, NE11 0HF

Included in licence payment

£96,999 (licence payment)

NTI Building, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5 5JU

Included in licence payment

£103,249 (licence payment)

Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4GA

Included in licence payment

£41,987 (licence payment)

Castle View House, East Lane, Runcorn, WA7 2GJ

BIS does not pay costs for occupancy of this building

Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG

BIS does not pay costs for the occupancy of this building

Daresbury Laboratory, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4AD

£11,403 (licence payment) start date 22 September 2011

Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6BS

BIS does not pay costs for the occupancy of this building

Larkhill, Wiltshire

BIS does not pay costs for the occupancy of this building

Stanley Barracks, Dorset

BIS does not pay costs for the occupancy of this building

Note: Figures include VAT where it is non-reclaimable.

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Other costs cover core facilities management (including mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance, cleaning and security) and utilities.

BIS is on course to save £84 million by reducing the number of buildings leased by the Department and its partner organisations. We constantly look at our property portfolio to ensure that all buildings are representing value for money.

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) total floor space and (b) floor space measured in square metres per full-time equivalent post is of properties used by his Department. [143346]

Jo Swinson: The following figures are taken from the Cabinet Office's 2011/12 Property Benchmarking Service Programme and show the aggregated performance results

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for the BIS office buildings nominated for inclusion in the 2011/12 benchmarking programme:

(a) 35,077 m(2) (figure is based on net internal area)

(b) 11.7 m(2) per full-time equivalent

The floor space includes the BIS Conference Centre at 1 Victoria street, SW1.

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the names and locations are of all properties used by officials of his Department; whether those properties are (a) owned by the Department, (b) leased by the Department and (c) subject to a private finance initiative agreement; when existing lease agreements relating to such properties are due to expire; and what the total floor space is of each property. [143367]

Jo Swinson: The names and locations of all properties used by officials of the Department are as follows:

Property name / addressTenure type (n/a for MOTO/Licence)Lease expiryHolding floor area (m(2))

Alexandra House, Leeds, LS16 6QY

Leasehold/Licence

15 July 2015

575.6

Apex Court, Nottingham, NG2 4LA

Leasehold/Licence

27 May 2019

462

Queensway House, Billingham, TS23 2NF

Leasehold/Licence

23 June 2013

691.2

The Business Centre, Cambridge, CB4 9LQ

Leasehold/Licence

8 April 2024

93.8

Victoria Street 1, London, SW1H OET

Leasehold/Licence

31 January 2021

29,732

Westfield House, Earlsfield, SW18 4UT

Leasehold/Licence

29 September 2013

7,400.0

3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

MOTO

8 September 2013

250

St Paul's Place, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2FJ

MOTO

31 May 2013

1,844

Companies House, Maindy, Cardiff, CF14 3UZ

MOTO

Holding over

1,056

The Axis, Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TG

Licence

17 April 2013

407.5

Watford Exchange House, Exchange Rd, Watford, WD18 OJJ

MOTO

31 March 2015

560

Europa House, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8LG

MOTO

22 December 2016

448

Victoria House, Southampton Row, WC1B 4AD

MOTO

31 December 2013

1,056

2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EH

MOTO

24 December 2021 1 April 2015 (break)

760

Arndale House, Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ

MOTO

One month's notice

(1)

Moongate House, Fifth Avenue Business Pk, Gateshead, NE11 OHF

MOTO

One month's notice

(1)

NTI Building, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5 5JU

MOTO

One month's notice

(1)

Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, GU1 4GA

MOTO

One month's notice

(1)

Castle View House, East Lane, Runcorn, WA7 2GJ

Building is owned by another Government Department. No formal agreement in place to occupy space.

Mowden Hall, Staindrop Road, Darlington, DL3 9BG

Building is owned by another Government Department. No formal agreement in place to occupy space.

Daresbury Laboratory, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, Warrington, WA4 4AD

Leasehold/licence

21 September 2014

(1)

Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6BS

Building is leased by another Government organisation. No formal agreement in place to occupy space.

Larkhill, Wiltshire

Informal agreement with MoD.

Stanley Barracks, Dorset

Informal agreement with MoD.

(1) Not applicable. Space occupied on desk basis.