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Thursday 25 February 2010

Benefits: Jobseeker's Allowance

Question

Asked by Lord Avebury

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Department for Work and Pensions (Lord McKenzie of Luton): Income-based jobseeker's allowance is not made up of separate amounts for specific items of expenditure such as utility bills. The Government firmly believe that beneficiaries should be free to spend their benefit as they see fit, in the light of their individual needs and preferences.

Education Maintenance Allowance

Question

Asked by Baroness Jones of Whitchurch

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Baroness Morgan of Drefelin): The percentage of 16 to 18 year-olds participating in full-time education in school or college and in receipt of education maintenance allowances for the previous two years is provided in the table below. These data relate to England only. We are unable to provide data for the current academic year as we do not have the final number of recipients of education maintenance allowances or the final estimates for full-time participation at this stage of the year.

2007-082008-09

Percentage of 16 to 18 year-olds in full-time further education in receipt of EMA (all payment bands)

46.6%

46.8%

Percentage of 16 to 18 year-olds in full-time further education in receipt of EMA (£30 payment band)

38.1%

38.6%



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Museums and Galleries

Question

Asked by Lord Smith of Finsbury

Lord Davies of Oldham: The most recent figures available for the number of visits to the national museums and galleries that charged in 2001, and are now free, are listed in the table.

Museum2008-09

Imperial War Museum London

865,601

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

743,493

National Maritime Museum

2,068,244

National Museums Liverpool

2,689,889

National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI), National Railway Museum, York

782,430

NMSI, Science Museum, London

2,647,487

Natural History Museum, South Kensington

3,701,347

Natural History Museum, Tring

111,913

Royal Armouries, Leeds

264,973

Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson

73,473

Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington

2,121,102

National Lottery: Big Lottery Fund

Questions

Asked by Lord Fearn

Lord Davies of Oldham: The Big Lottery Fund has advised that it has supported projects in Merseyside for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 to the sum of £35,900,003.

A list of all projects located in Merseyside that have received funding in the requested years, and which is based on the location of the organisation delivering the project, will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses. Within the information supplied in the table, there may be additional projects delivered inside the constituency but where the organisation is located outside.

The table also includes the name of the applicant, the amount awarded and the Big Lottery Fund programme.



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Asked by Lord Fearn

Lord Davies of Oldham: The Big Lottery Fund has advised that it has funded a total of 39 projects in the Southport constituency between the 2007 and 2009 calendar years. The total value of these awards is £968,993.

It is not always possible to categorise projects into the themes you have requested, as many large projects tend to be cross-cutting. For example the Growing Business project was awarded funding in 2007 to provide work experience centred on horticulture and environmental work for people with learning disabilities.

The Big Lottery Fund has committed to give at least 80 per cent of awards to organisations in the voluntary and community sector. Projects classified as charitable deliver a wide range of projects that can offer health, education or environmental benefits.

The table provides a list of the 39 projects based on the location of the organisation delivering the project. There may be additional projects delivered inside the constituency but where the organisation is located outside.

2007
Awards for All Programme
Applicant Name-Project NameTotal

Inspirations North West-RDI Research Project

£10,000

Presfield School-Summer School (One Week)

£2,085

Sacred Heart Bowling Club-Toilet

£7,860

Sefton Pensioners Advocacy Centre-The Voluntary Advocacy Project

£8,500

Southport YMCA-YMCA Out and About

£5,799

The Friends of Mere Sands Wood Local Group of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust:

Training in Kybolo Tractor driving, use, maintenance, trailer, loading

£1,095

Volunteer Training

£4,595

The Macular Disease Society-Southport Group-Macular Disease Society Southport Group

£8,438

Wirral Wheelchair Tennis Development Group-Wirral Wheelchair Tennis Development Group

£5,004

Awards for All Total

£53,376

Breathing Places Programme

Ainsdale St John's C E Primary School-Secret Spaces

£9,993

Christ the King Catholic High School-Wildlife Garden

£2,932

Breathing Places Total

£12,925

Reaching Communities Programme

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council-The Growing Business

£401,151

Reaching Communities Total

£401,151

2007 Total

£467,452



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2008
Awards for All Programme
Applicant Name-Project NameTotal

5th Sefton East Scout Group Development and Provision of Outdoor Challenges

£7,399

Beacon Enterprise Community Interest Company-Be Constructive Holiday Workshops

£9,149

Brighter Living Partnership-Kew Community Health Research Project

£9,700

Christ the King Catholic High School-The Retreat

£10,000

Presfield School-Garden Project

£2,113

Red Rose Wood Turning Club-Communications Improvement

£6,744

Sefton Advocacy-Friendz Group-A Project Managed by Sefton Advocacy

£9,900

Southport (Birkdale) U3A-P.A.V.E

£2,014

The Ainsdale Civic Society-Ainsdale Edwardian Family Fun Day

£4,998

The Friends of Mere Sands Wood Local Group of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust-Installation of Car and People Counter

The Southport Aerobic Gymnastic Club-Aerobic Gymnastics Development

£10,000

The Southport Ladies Barbershop Harmony Club-Lord Street Parade

£4,890

Awards for All Total

£81,140

Reaching Communities Programme

Alzheimer's Society-Southport, Formby and West Lancashire Dementia Outreach Project

£347,504

Reaching Communities Total

£347,504

2008 Total

£428,644

2009
Awards for All Programme
Applicant Name-Project NameTotal

Bolton Literacy Trust-BLT on Tour!

£9,386

Community Art Group-Community Art Project

£6,262

Our Lady of Lourdes Home School Association-Come Outside (Community Learning)

£10,000

South West Counties Allotment Association Community Interest Company-Allotment administration support

£10,000

Working Together Group-Planned Activities

£5,357

Awards for All Total

£41,005

Awards for All England 09 Programme

Ainsdale United Reformed Church-Ainsdale Community Garden

£4,800

Greenbank High School-Grow It @ Greenbank

£10,000

Awards for All England 09 Total

£14,800

Heroes Return Programme

Heroes Return Awards to individuals-Heroes Return awards to 7 individuals

£17,092

Heroes Return Total

£17,092

2009 Total

£72,897

Grand Total

£968,993

Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses


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