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The talented athlete scholarship scheme (TASS) enables talented athletes to continue in their sport beyond the age of 16 while pursuing further or higher education. TASS 2012, a strand of the TASS programme, supports our most talented 12 to 18 year-olds in a variety of Olympic, Paralympic, non-Olympic and non-Paralympic sports. Between 2004 and 2008, the Government will have committed £ 17 million to TASS and TASS 2012.

Lastly, government funding extends to the advanced apprenticeship in sporting excellence programme, which is a structured national training and development route across all sports for young people who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport and perform at the highest level. Up to £15 million is being invested into this two-year programme.

Lord Luke asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Davies of Oldham: The national governing bodies (NGBs) of English non-Olympic sports receive funding from Sport England through their whole sport plans and will use a proportion of this to identify and support talented athletes.

For those sports that run high-performance programmes, Sport England and UK Sport are discussing how UK Sport's expertise could add value to these programmes. UK Sport also provides funding directly to the UK non-Olympic sports of waterskiing and orienteering.

The Government's school sport strategy provides access to a range of non-Olympic sports, and talent is supported through the gifted and talented scheme. Since 2003, over £6.5 million has been invested in this scheme. The talented athlete scholarship scheme (TASS) enables talented athletes to continue in their sport beyond the age of 16 while pursuing further or higher education. TASS 2012, a strand of the TASS programme, supports our most talented 12 to 18 year-olds in a variety of Olympic, Paralympic, non-Olympic and non-Paralympic sports. Between 2004 and 2008, the Government will have committed £17 million to TASS and TASS 2012.

Government funding also extends to the advanced apprenticeship in sporting excellence programme, which is a structured national training and development route across all sports for young people who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport and perform at the highest level. Up to £15 million is being invested into this two-year programme.

The Government do not intend to ask the Central Council of Physical Recreation for a list of talented athletes, but would encourage it to share any information it has directly with the NGBs.



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Terrorism

Lord Ahmed asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): The Government do not use the term “Islamic terrorists” in all their statements and publications. The CONTEST strategy to counter terrorism does refer to “Islamist terrorists”. There are no plans to use the term “apostate terrorists”.

Lord Lloyd of Berwick asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): Statistics compiled from police records show that between 11 September 2001 and 30 September 2006, 38 people have been convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000. A further 176 individuals were convicted under different legislation where the police investigation was conducted as a terrorist investigation.

Data held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform court proceedings database for the number of persons found guilty at all courts for certain terrorism offences in England and Wales from 2001 to 2005 can be found in the table attached. The information also covers the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989. Because the figures do not relate to the same period the available tables will not reflect all 38 convictions.



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The number of persons found guilty, and sentenced at all courts for certain Terrorism offences in England and Wales 2001 to 2005 (1), (2), (3),
Found guilty
20012002200320042005
StatuteOffence description

Terrorism Act 2000 S.21A.

Knowing or suspecting or having reasonable grounds for knowing or suspecting that another person has committed an offence under SS.15-18; information came in course of business in regulated sector and not disclosing as soon as practicable.

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-

-

1

-

Terrorism Act 2000 S.38B.

Failure to disclose information which may be of material assistance in preventing the commission etc. of an act of terrorism.

-

-

-

2

-

Terrorism Act 2000 S.13b

Wears, carries or displays any article in support of a proscribed organisation

-

1

-

1

-

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Part IV Sec 13A (6)(a) & 13B(5)(a). Terrorism Act 2000 SS.43, 44 and 47(1)(a)(b)(2).

Failure to stop (Power to stop & search vehicles & pedestrians).

-

-

-

1

-

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Part IV Sec 13A (6)(b) & 13B(5)(b). Terrorism Act 2000 SS.43, 44 and 47(1)(a)(b)(2).

Wilful obstruction (Power to stop & search vehicles & pedestrians).

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-

-

1

1

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Schedule. 5 paras 3(1) and 11. Terrorism Act 2000 Sch.7(5)(a) and (18).

Failure to furnish information when required by examining officer.

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-

1

2

3

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Sch 5 paras 3(2)(A) and 11. Terrorism Act 2000 Sch.7(5)(b) and (18).

Failing to produce either a valid passport or identifying document when required by examining officer.

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-

-

-

-

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Sch 5 paras 3(2)(B) and 11. Terrorism Act 2000 Sch.7(5) (c )(d) and (18).

Failing to declare or produce any relevant documents when required by examining officer.

-

-

-

-

-

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Sch 5 paras 4 and 11. Terrorism Act 2000 Sch. 7(7)( 8 ) and (18). (4).

Failing to submit to search by examining officer or person acting on his/her behalf. (4),

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-

-

-

-

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Sch 5 paras 5(1) and 11. Terrorism Act 2000 Sch 7( 16 ) and (18).

Failing to complete and produce an embarkation card when required to by examining officer.

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1

1

1

-

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Part IVB Sec 16C Sch 6A para 6(1)9(1)(a),4. Terrorism Act 2000 S.36(1)(a).

Failure to leave a cordoned area immediately when ordered to do so by a constable in uniform.

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-

-

1

1

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Part IVB Sec 16C Sch 6A para 6(2)9(1)(a),4. Terrorism Act 2000 S.36(1)(b).

Failure to leave premises, which abut or are wholly or partially within a cordoned area, immediately if ordered to do so by a constable in uniform.

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-

-

1

-

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Part IVB Sec 16C Sch 6A para 6(5)9(1)(b),4. Terrorism Act 2000 S.36(f).

Contravention or a prohibition or restriction order made by a constable in uniform to a cordoned area. Contravention or a prohibition or restriction order by a constable in uniform to a cordoned area.

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-

-

2

-

Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 Part IVB Sec 16C Sch 6A para 6;9(1)(c),(4). Terrorism Act 2000 Sch.5 S.36(1)(2).

Wilfully obstructs a constable in the execution of his duty in a cordoned area. Wilfully obstructing a constable in the execution of his duty in a cordoned area.

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-

-

-

2

Total

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2

2

13

7


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