Results 81–100 of 1539 for speaker:Mrs Barbara Roche

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Social Exclusion (Sport) (2 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: Sport is an important part of neighbourhood renewal. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has now met its commitment under the national strategy for neighbourhood renewal of a £750 million lottery-funded programme to enhance school sports facilities, especially in deprived areas.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Social Exclusion (Sport) (2 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I agree with my hon. Friend, who is absolutely right that sport can play an important role in areas of social deprivation. It can provide good diversion schemes, particularly for young people. I know that in my hon. Friend's constituency, Keswick town council has consulted local young people on the redevelopment of Fitz park, which my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister visited in...

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Social Exclusion (Sport) (2 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I shall certainly draw my hon. Friend's remarks to the attention of my colleagues in the Department for Education and Skills. I am also aware that many of the new deal for communities partnerships encourage sport, particularly among young people, and much good work is being carried out in that direction.

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Social Exclusion (Sport) (2 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: My hon. Friend makes a good point, which I shall ensure is drawn to the attention of the appropriate Ministers.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Regional Referendums (2 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is still receiving responses about the level of interest in each English region in holding a referendum on an elected regional assembly. To date we have received about 5,000 responses. We will announce our decisions after the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill has received Royal Assent.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Disabled People (2 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: We received nearly 300 written responses to the consultation on the future of Great Britain's equality institutions that finished last month. These included a significant number of contributions from groups representing disabled people. During the consultation period I also met several groups with particular needs, such as people with learning difficulties, to hear their views in person.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: IND 2000 Review (2 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I refer my hon. Friend to the statement given on 24 March 2003, Official Report, column 4 WS.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (2 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: There are no projects currently being funded in the East Worthing and Shoreham area under the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund as it is not in one of the 88 eligible areas. There will also be no funding available to this area under the Fund for the 2003–04 financial year.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Area-based Initiatives (1 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The following tables provide details of area-based initiatives in all regions that are the responsibility of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. ODPM area-based initiatives for 2000–01 -- £ million Initiative North East Region South East Region East Region London Region North West Region West Midlands Region Neighbourhood Renewal Fund Not Established Not Established Not...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Social Exclusion (1 Apr 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is directing additional resources at a number of the most deprived and socially excluded areas of England. In terms of the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) a total of 88 local authority districts receive support. 19.6 million people live in these areas, based on the 2001 Census. Not all of these people are socially excluded or live in deprived areas. It...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Pay Costs (27 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: Tabled is the total pay costs for the Social Exclusion Unit (SEU) for each year since its creation in 1997; the Homelessness Directorate since its creation in 2000 and the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit (NRU) since its creation in 2001. The figures for the years prior to 2001–02 are in cash terms. The figures for the year 2001–02 are on a resource basis. £000 Year SEU Homelessness NRU...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Policy Action Teams (24 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: 18 Policy Action Team Reports were published in 1999 followed by a major review, National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal: Policy Action Team Audit, in January 2001. These documents can be found at: www.socialexclusionunit.gov.uk. The reports are currently being further reviewed by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit to ensure progress has been made on the agreed recommendations that they contained.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Awards (24 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The information is as follows: New Deal for Communities (NDC): There are 39 New Deal for Communities (NDC) Partnerships, who each received NDC grant in 2001–02. The 39 NDC Partnerships spent £65.3 million on projects. They spent £17.3 million on their management and administration. Spending on management and administration costs is likely to be higher in the early stages of the programme,...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: New Deal for Communities (24 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The 2003–04 figures are still being finalised. However the current draft allocations are as follows: £ million Region London 51 South east 12 South west 11 East 10.5 East Midlands 24.5 West Midlands 30.5 Yorkshire and Humber 25.5 North west 52.5 North east 23.5

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Social Exclusion Unit (24 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister expects that the final report of the Social Exclusion Unit project on employment and enterprise in deprived areas will be published in 2004.

Written Ministerial Statements — Deputy Prime Minister: Indices of Deprivation 2000 (24 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: I wish to inform the House that we will not be able to publish the updated Indices of Deprivation on the original timescale of July this year. The Indices of Deprivation 2000 (ID 2000) combine statistical indicators, on economic, social and housing issues into a single score for each ward in England. This enables all wards to be ranked relative to one another according to their level of...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: New Deal for Communities (21 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The information requested is not held centrally. It is currently being collected from Government Offices and I will write to the hon. Member as soon as the information is collated.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: New Deal for Communities (21 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: There is no annual New Deal for Communities (NDC) administrative budget. However over the 10 year programme each NDC must not spend more than 10 per cent. of its allocation on management and administration. In the early years NDC's admin expenditure will be a higher percentage of its total spend than in later years. This is because early on each NDC has to set itself and its systems up before...

Written Ministerial Statements — Deputy Prime Minister: Labour Market (Ethnic Minorities) (21 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: The Strategy Unit's report, "Ethnic Minorities and the Labour Market", is being published today as agreed Government policy. The report contains a wide-ranging new Government strategy that aims to ensure that British ethnic minority groups no longer face unfair barriers to achievement in the labour market. The report demonstrates that the underlying causes of under achievement are complex,...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Domestic Violence (18 Mar 2003)

Mrs Barbara Roche: Tackling domestic violence, and supporting those who are victims of domestic violence, is a priority for the Government. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, in partnership with Comic Relief, have each allocated £1 million funding to set up a national freephone helpline for victims of domestic violence, underpinned by a 'refuges on line' database. This will bring together the advice...


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