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Expenditure by overseas' residents during visits to the UK is shown in the table. These data cover the years of 1996 to 2000 for Regional Tourist Board areas in England and for the countries of the United Kingdom. Regional data for 2001 will be available in May 2002.
|Tourist board region/country||1996||1997||1998||1999||2000|
|Heart of England||646||640||624||704||771|
|East of England||510||531||585||575||683|
|South East England||699||662||827||755||705|
(81) Figures may not sum due to spending not attributable to regions/countries, e.g. in 2000 £110 million was spent on day trips to the UK but was not allocated to region/countries of the UK for reasons of questionnaire simplicity.
(82) Comparable data not available.
International Passenger Survey, Office for National Statistics
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Simon Hughes: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the planned timetable is for the completion and publishing of the Social Exclusion Unit's project on re-offending by ex-prisoners; which organisations and individuals have been consulted in relation to the project; and if he will make a statement. 
The Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State: The Social Exclusion Unit is finalising its recommendations, based on extensive research and analysis and expects to publish its report on reducing re-offending by ex-prisoners by spring 2002. The Unit is currently contributing to the Spending Review.
The Unit has consulted with an extremely wide range of organisations and individuals. There were 265 responses to the Unit's written consultation and the Unit has visited over 50 prisons and young offender institutions and had extensive discussions with staff and prisoners. There have been 11 regional seminars involving a very wide range of local practitioners, including health, housing, employment, education, voluntary sector, social services and police representatives. The Unit has also drawn on surveys of prisoners, both before leaving prison and after release.
HM Prison Service and the National Probation Service, as well as other government departments, are key partners. The Unit is working closely with the leading national organisations in the field and has drawn on their expertise throughout the project.
The Department for International Development is providing £120,000 to the Fairtrade Foundation over three years (20012003) in support of its efforts to target new groups through its annual fair trade fortnight campaigns.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) conferences, (b) seminars, (c) workshops, (d) exhibitions and (e) press conferences which have been sponsored by his Department and which took place on non-departmental premises in each of the last four years, giving the title, purpose, date and cost of each. 
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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what advice the Cabinet Office gave to HM Treasury regarding the sponsorship of the 'Creating Knowledge: Creating Wealth' conference; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Leslie: The Cabinet Office document Guidance to Departments on Sponsorship of Government Activities, sets out the principles that Departments should follow when seeking sponsorship for Government activities and events. I have placed copies of the guidance in the Libraries of the House.
Andrew George: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the (a) quasi-autonomous boards, (b) commissions, (c) agencies and (d) committees and arms of national bodies which are accountable to Government and Parliament and operate on a geographical basis smaller than nation, but larger than district/unitary authorities for each of the Government's defined nations and regions and grouped by (i) economic development, (ii) arts, (iii) sports, (iv) health, (v) training and education, (vi) agriculture, (vii) environment and rural/urban affairs, (viii) transport, (ix) planning, (x) co-ordination of local government, (xi) European Structural funds and (xii) other sectors. 
Andrew George: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) total budget and (b) per capita funding has been provided for each of the last three years for which records are available to each (i) quasi-autonomous board, (ii) commission, (iii) agency and (iv) committee and arms of national bodies which are accountable to Government and which operate on a geographical basis smaller than nations, but larger than district/unitary authorities for each of the Government's defined nations and regions, grouped by sector. 
Mr. Leslie: I have today written to the Local Government Association seeking their views on the formula that the Government are minded to use to allocate civil defence grant between eligible authorities in the next financial year. I am placing a copy of my letter (which makes clear that the use of such a formula is dependent upon the Civil Defence (Grant) Bill securing Royal Assent) in the Library of the House.
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Mr. Burstow: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new entrants to the civil service were employed in his Department in each of the last five years; and how many in each year were aged 50 years and over. 
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Mr. Leslie: The figures are shown in the table and represent the data reported to mandate during the years from 199697 to 200001, based on headcount, for the number of permanent staff in each Department. The figures shown are the overall figures for Departments including any departmental agencies, and are based on the Departments as they were prior to the structural changes made as a result of the 2001 election.
|Cabinet Office (including the Office of Public Services)||14||102||116||13||153||166|
|National Assembly for Wales||5||141||146||6||59||65|
|Privy Council Office||0||1||1||0||0||0|
|Public Record Office||6||36||42||0||0||0|
|National Investment and Loans Office||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|Office of Fair Trading||2||18||20||2||23||25|
|Northern Ireland Office||2||10||12||1||11||12|
|Scottish Courts Administration||1||4||5||1||8||9|
|Crown Office and PFS||1||66||67||3||45||48|
|Health and Safety Executive||11||117||128||8||134||142|
|Registry of Friendly Societies||1||16||17||0||5||5|
|General Register Office (Scotland)||0||0||0||0||5||5|
|Customs and Excise||65||1,145||1,210||74||1,153||1,227|
|Parliamentary Counsel Office||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Crown Prosecution Service||12||133||145||15||312||327|
|Central Drugs Coordination Unit||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Office SOS for Scotland||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Office SOS for Wales||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Department for Registers of Scotland (SO)||7||34||41||2||21||23|
|Public Record Office||0||20||20||12||31||43|
|Scottish Prison Service (SO)||23||460||483||29||396||425|
|HM Prison Service||333||2,133||2,466||352||3,400||3,752|
|National Archives of Scotland (SO)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Intelligence Services (GCHQ)||1||69||70||8||68||76|
|Def Geog Img Intel Agency (MOD)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Cabinet Office (including the Office of Public Services)||22||260||282||25||274||299||22||278||300|
|National Assembly for Wales||21||110||131||30||267||297||43||353||396|
|Privy Council Office||0||1||1||0||2||2||1||1||2|
|Public Record Office||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|National Investment and Loans Office||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Office of Fair Trading||3||22||25||0||1||1||0||0||0|
|Northern Ireland Office||0||19||19||2||19||21||4||55||59|
|Scottish Courts Administration||0||5||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Crown Office and PFS||3||51||54||12||117||129||7||108||115|
|Health and Safety Executive||11||189||200||17||253||270||16||279||295|
|Registry of Friendly Societies||0||5||5||0||8||8||0||0||0|
|General Register Office (Scotland)||0||13||13||1||10||11||5||14||19|
|Customs and Excise||38||586||624||31||573||604||49||1,067||1,116|
|Parliamentary Counsel Office||0||0||0||0||3||3||0||2||2|
|Crown Prosecution Service||16||355||371||16||345||361||18||259||277|
|Central Drugs Coordination Unit||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Office SOS for Scotland||0||0||0||0||2||2||1||13||14|
|Office SOS for Wales||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2|
|Department. for Registers of Scotland (SO)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Public Record Office||7||31||38||6||53||59||11||83||94|
|Scottish Prison Service (SO)||28||458||486||14||224||238||15||107||122|
|HM Prison Service||301||2,838||3,139||294||2,845||3,139||296||2,178||2,474|
|National Archives of Scotland (SO)||4||8||12||3||14||17||5||15||20|
|Intelligence Services (GCHQ)||15||239||254||15||272||287||18||262||280|
|Def Geog Img Intel Agency (MOD)||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||22||25|
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