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The table below lists lease extensions approved since 10 September 2003:



OrganisationLocationOffice Space (sq m)Purpose for Lease Extension
Home Office—National Criminal Intelligence ServiceSpring Gardens3,000To create a policing unit for London and to enhance services to the South East
Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsNobel House, Westminster13,500Extending 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 IndustryElizabeth House, York Road2,800To 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









 
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Sports National Governing Bodies:Income from Sale of Media Rights

Lord Moynihan asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: No information is currently available on the income to sports' national governing bodies from the sale of media rights.
 
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Local Authorities: Sports Income

Lord Moynihan asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: Local authorities in England reported that their income for the financial year 2002–03 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.

Step into Sport Programme

Lord Moynihan asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: Step into Sport is managed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Programme allocations since 2002–03 are laid out in the table following:
2002–032003–042004–052005–06
£3 million
(of which
£2 million from the Home Office)£4 million
(of which
£2 million from the Home Office)
£4 million£4 million

Spend by the delivery agents (Youth Sport Trust, British Sports Trust and Sport England) relating to 2002–03 and 2003–4 and allocations for 2004–05 are laid out in the table following:
2002–03
Outturn
2003–04
Outturn
2004–05
(allocation)
Youth Sport Trust£652,009£1,644,614£1,679,500
British Sports Trust£841,883£763,230£446,000
Sport England£776,882£1,259,755£1,681,500

Confirmed allocations for 2005–06 remain to be made following the spending review.

Youth Sport Trust: Funding

Lord Moynihan asked Her Majesty's Government:

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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 2004–05 to deliver aspects of the Step into Sport and Club Links workstrands of the PE, School Sport and Club Links project.

UK Sport

Lord Moynihan asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: In November 2002, as part of the spending review settlement, a grant-in-aid uplift of £1.5 million in 2004–05 and £3.2 million in 2005–06 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 2004–05 and £29.30 million for 2005–06.

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 2004–05 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 2005–06.

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 Moynihan asked Her Majesty's Government:

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.

Contracts for Difference

Lord Newby asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: An estimated £800 million stamp duty would have been due in 2003–04 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.

Boundary Committee Local Government Reviews

Lord Bradshaw asked Her Majesty's Government:

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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