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Sport England is unable to provide a breakdown of past Exchequer funding to local authorities because of the way the data historically have been captured. Sport England has changed the data capture process this year and a figure for 2009-10 will be available after the end of the financial year.


Asked by Lord Campbell-Savours

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Davies of Oldham): There is no distinction between the term "Thames" and "River Thames". They both refer to the freshwater river Thames.

Thames Barrier: Sewage

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Asked by Lord Campbell-Savours

Lord Davies of Oldham: Northings and Eastings are the two numbers used within the Ordnance Survey National Grid reference system for stating the position of any point in Britain on an OS map. A Northing refers to the position of the point along the vertical axis and an Easting refers to the position of the point along the horizontal axis on an OS map.

Vehicles: Maximum Dimensions


Asked by Lord Berkeley

The Secretary of State for Transport (Lord Adonis): The Department for Transport's Vehicle and Operator Services Agency deals with any such matters as they arise. The agency has a range of enforcement options open to it and it routinely applies whatever sanctions are most appropriate in the circumstances. These measures include prohibiting non-compliant vehicles from further use, imposing financial penalties, pursuing court prosecutions, and also referring case histories to the traffic commissioners for review in the case of GB-registered vehicles and operators.

War Memorials


Asked by Lord Sheikh

The Minister for International Defence and Security (Baroness Taylor of Bolton): This information is not held by the Ministry of Defence.

The UK National Inventory of War Memorials, a registered charity, is currently working to compile a record of all war memorials in the UK. Its website lists all those memorials that have so far been registered with it. Several of these are dedicated to the Indian Army including a memorial to the 17th Dogra Regiment of the Indian Army located at the National Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, and an Indian Army Memorial Organ and Screen located in the Royal Memorial Chapel at Sandhurst.

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