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|Organisation||Location||Office Space (sq m)||Purpose for Lease Extension|
|Home OfficeNational Criminal Intelligence Service||Spring Gardens||3,000||To create a policing unit for London and to enhance services to the South East
|Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs||Nobel House, Westminster||13,500||Extending the lease forms part of the Department's London headquarters estates strategy to reduce its size by 50 per cent and to concentrate its London presence in four buildings close together|
|Department of Trade and Industry||Elizabeth House, York Road||2,800||To ensure that the Department has sufficient capacity in the short term to make possible the necessary consolidation of its accommodation from the current six buildings in London to two buildings|
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: Local authorities in England reported that their income for the financial year 200203 from sales, fees and charges was £298 million for sports facilities and £69 million
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for sports development services and community recreation. No figures are currently available for the last financial year.
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 14 July (WA 152), how much of the £7 million two-year contract for the Step into Sport Programme was allocated to each of the Youth Sport Trust, Sport England and the British Sports Trust; and [HL3910]
Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 8 January (WA 57), how much of the £12 million funding for the Step into Sport Programme has been awarded to each of the Youth Sport Trust, Sport England and the British Sports Trust during the years of the programme's operation. [HL3913]
|£2 million from the Home Office)||£4 million|
|£2 million from the Home Office)|
|£4 million||£4 million|
|Youth Sport Trust||£652,009||£1,644,614||£1,679,500|
|British Sports Trust||£841,883||£763,230||£446,000|
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McIntosh of Haringey on 14 July (WA 152), whether any additional funding has been allocated to the Youth Sport Trust from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its associated agencies; and, if so, how much has been allocated. [HL3911]
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport does not directly fund the Youth Sport Trust. Sport England has allocated £2,149,500 to the Youth Sport Trust in 200405 to deliver aspects of the Step into Sport and Club Links workstrands of the PE, School Sport and Club Links project.
How much of the £4.7 million increase for UK Sport's drug free sport directorate, announced in November 2002, is expected to be delivered to the drug free sport directorate in 200405 and 200506. [HL3915]
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: In November 2002, as part of the spending review settlement, a grant-in-aid uplift of £1.5 million in 200405 and £3.2 million in 200506 was awarded to UK Sport principally for developing its anti-doping programme. This increased UK Sport's total grant-in-aid to £27.31 million for 200405 and £29.30 million for 200506.
It is a matter for UK Sport, as the UK's national anti-doping agency, to decide on the budget that is allocated from its grant-in-aid to the drug-free sport directorate. In 200405 UK Sport has forecasted that £3.68 million of its grant-in-aid will be spent on the drug free sport directorate, and £4.99 million is budgeted for expenditure in 200506.
UK Sport intends to direct additional funding to expand the drug-testing programme, introduce an enhanced education curriculum and make any necessary arrangements so that the UK is fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: UK Sport has been a beneficiary of European Commission funding of £27,000 for the "Start Clean" programme. In addition, UK Sport and Hull University also jointly fund the programme at £13,500 each. The campaign aims to build awareness and appreciation of the importance of drug-free sport to 13 to 17 year-olds across the UK.
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: An estimated £800 million stamp duty would have been due in 200304 if Contracts for Difference had been within the scope of stamp duty and liable at the same rate as shares. This
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estimate does not include any allowance for behavioural changes, which could significantly reduce the yield.
What representations they have received from professional bodies about the size of local authority necessary to sustain efficient and effective local government as a result of the structural review carried out by the Boundary Commission; and to what extent the size depends on effective joint working between local authorities. [HL3827]
The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker): Some respondents to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's consultation on the guidance issued to the Boundary Committee before the local government reviews began gave their views on the optimal size of local authorities. We had regard to these, and all other representations, in finalising the guidance that was published on 6 June 2003. The guidance suggests that the Boundary Committee will need to consider the impact on the organisational and managerial capacity of authorities of any increase in joint arrangements that exist in the area concerned. The guidance also states that in the Government's view, the committee should consider the evidence that smaller authorities rely more heavily on joint arrangements to deliver quality public services and that these serve to confuse lines of accountability.
In its final reports the Boundary Committee state that "they have tended towards a preference that any unitary authorities . . . should be capable of providing or procuring, without recourse to formal joint arrangements, the full range of local government services" and that "they have sought to recommend unitary authorities of such a capacity to ensure that they have the maximum flexibility in deciding how local government services will be provided, whether directly by the council concerned or through some other arrangement".
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