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APS 2
Sport Male Female White non-white

Athletics

999,100

612,500

1,441,200

144,300

Badminton

307,500

228,100

453,800

86,100

Basketball

143,300

42,700

119,100

57,200

Bowls

205,000

152,300

361,000

(1)

Boxing

87,700

19,100

85,000

19,900

Canoeing and Kayaking

36,100

7,400

40,800

(1)

Cricket

187,600

17,100

155,000

58,200

Cycling

1,260,300

506,200

1,653,400

112,100

Dance exercise

11,000

138,400

130,800

20,600

Fencing

10,200

(1)

13,900

(1)

Fishing

124,800

7,500

135,100

(1)

Football

1,996,400

146,600

1,880,700

295,400

Golf

805,300

142,400

935,100

23,300

Gymnastics and Trampolining

20,600

68,600

82,100

(1)

Hockey-field

43,900

55,900

96,000

(1)

Horse riding

43,300

298,600

344,800

(1)

Judo

13,100

(1)

17,100

(1)

Mountaineering

63,600

22,500

76,300

(1)

Netball

(1)

116,800

108,400

14,000

Rounders

(1)

23,000

22,700

(1)

Rowing

39,000

15,900

52,900

(1)

Rugby League

82,800

(1)

84,600

(1)

Rugby Union

212,900

17,200

217,800

13,000

Sailing

64,900

25,000

88,200

(1)

Shooting

62,000

(1)

64,400

(1)

Skiing and Snowboarding

70,800

49,700

109,900

(1)

Squash and Racquetball

243,400

50,300

270,600

23,300

Swimming

1,108,600

2,136,500

3,052,200

197,000

Table Tennis

53,500

22,100

65,300

9,800

Taekwondo

16,800

7,400

21,500

(1)

Tennis

259,900

227,500

438,100

47,400

Volleyball

31,100

17,300

33,900

11,300

Weightlifting

108,900

9,400

93,300

18,600

(1) Denotes insufficient sample size.

Active People has now been commissioned on a rolling basis and further data will be available in due course. Further analysis of ethnicity and other demographics can be found on Sport England’s Active People Diagnostic website at:

Sport England has not provided data on each individual sport by each detailed ethnic group (below the ‘white’ and ‘non-white’ groups), as for some of the smaller participant sports, there is insufficient sample to analyse the individual sport on a detailed demographic sub-group basis.

Tourism

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of the number of tourist information centres which have closed in the last two years; and what recent steps his Department has taken to support the tourism sector. [285916]

Barbara Follett: DCMS is aware of the following closures in 2008-09:


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Regions 2008 2009

East Midlands

Lincoln

London

Hounslow

Croydon

Hillingdon

Southwark

North East

Addiston

Newcastle Airport

North West

Saddleworth

South East

Havant

Herne Bay

Whitstable

South West

Wadebridge

Stow on the Wold


Responsibility for tourist information centres falls to local authorities, for whom tourism support is a discretionary activity.

VisitEngland has worked with national, regional and local level tourism stakeholders to develop a national partnership model to increase the promotion of tourist information centres, to ensure that these are quality assured, and to improve their customer focus. A national implementation group will oversee the introduction of this new partnership.

The Government remain committed to supporting the tourism industry. At the national tourism summit in January, the Prime Minister called for a strengthened partnership between industry and Government through the recession and toward recovery. A tourism advisory group, composed of key industry representatives, is providing intelligence and guidance in this regard and an inter-ministerial group has been established to address fiscal and regulatory concerns as well as incentives and opportunities. VisitBritain and VisitEngland are also running a major, £6.5 million overseas and domestic marketing campaign, themed around destinations as “Value for Money”.

International Development

Departmental Internet

Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when his Department plans to update its web browsers from Internet Explorer 6. [285012]

Mr. Michael Foster: The Department for International Development (DFID) currently runs Internet Explorer 7 as part of our standard PC build. We are evaluating Internet Explorer 8 for potential future release when we have assessed compatibility with existing applications.

Justice

Court Orders

Mrs. Laing: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court production orders for data from communications service providers were (a) applied for and (b) obtained in each year since 2000; and how many such orders were (i) sought and (ii) obtained by Government departments and agencies in each such year. [285415]

Bridget Prentice: The information about court production orders which is being sought is not held centrally.

Courts

Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance is issued to the courts on discretion to refer to presenting authorities for investigation instances of prima facie evidence of criminal activity contained in papers lodged with a court in the course of a civil action. [286721]


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Bridget Prentice: The Judicial Studies Board issue guidance to the judiciary in section 1.7 of the Civil Bench Book on what to do when criminal conduct is discovered in civil proceedings. This can be viewed at the Judicial Studies Board website at:


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