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Energy Use

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to update his Department's figures on energy use by United Kingdom industry. [142884]

Ms Hewitt: Provisional figures for overall energy consumption by the industrial sector in the UK for 2000 will be published on 26 April 2001 in the Department's statistical bulletin, "Energy Trends". Final figures, giving a broad industrial breakdown, will be published in the Digest of UK Energy Statistics on 26 July 2001. A copy of the 2000 edition of the Digest of UK Energy Statistics is available in the Library of the House.

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The most recent detailed figures on industrial energy use relate to 1998 and were made available in Table A2.7 of the Energy Report 2000, which came out on 16 November 2000. A copy of the Energy Report is available in the Library of the House. Figures for 1999 will be published towards the end of 2001.


National Stadium

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the National Stadium project at Wembley; and if he will make a statement. [141423]

Mr. Chris Smith [holding answer 11 December 2000]: The Government welcome the Football Association's decision on 8 December to take a more prominent role over the Wembley project and their determination to review non-core business activities and to bear down on project costs. Sport England will continue to monitor the Wembley project to safeguard the substantial commitment made from the Lottery Sports Fund.

Departmental Policies (Blackpool, South)

Mr. Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Blackpool, South constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [142231]

Mr. Chris Smith: The most readily available statistical information broken down by parliamentary constituency is that relating to the National Lottery, including the New Opportunities Fund (NOF), Millennium Award Winners and English Heritage (EH).

Blackpool, South has received 29 awards from the National Lottery since 2 May 1997 with a total value of £3,989,088 (nearly three times as much as the period prior to May 1997). Seven awards were for sports projects with a total value of £1,409,363 and five awards were for arts projects with a total value of £93,775. The other 12 awards were to promote social inclusion, lifelong learning and to provide leisure and recreational facilities for all members of the community with a total value of £1,950,749.

Blackpool, South has three Millennium Award Winners, so far, who have received £4,947.

NOF has provided £93,973 for Out of School Hours Childcare schemes in Blackpool, South and £285,180 for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Training for Teachers and School Librarians (£441,228 for the whole of Blackpool).

The largest DCMS/Wolfson Foundation Challenge Fund for public library projects, to date, was used to create a library and (ICT) Network across the North of England, linking 284 library service points; in 1998-99 Blackpool was granted a DCMS/Wolfson award of £52,000 to establish the Blackpool Community Network across all of Blackpool's libraries. The Network was

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created in response to both expressed demand and to support the Council's policies, in particular social inclusion and economic regeneration.

Blackpool has three Year of the Artist awards since 2 May 1997 worth a total of £10,204 and on a regional level, the North West Arts Board received an additional £9,766,313 from the Arts Council this year to support arts and cultural activity across the region.

In May 1997 EH paid £7,000 towards essential fabric repairs on the grade II Grand Theatre in Blackpool (this was the final payment of a total grant of £63,000).

There are, of course, other initiatives in the wider context of Blackpool which will have had an effect on the constituency of Blackpool, South; since 2 May 1997 Blackpool has received 48 awards with a total value of £5,219,135.

Blackpool's bid for Round 6 of the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) Removing Barriers/Creating Opportunities in Blackpool is worth £20 million (SRB). The scheme, worth a total of £96.2 million, will focus on encouraging economic growth in the tourism sector through initiatives in, for example, education, training, and crime prevention. Blackpool's previously successful SRB scheme, which focused on economy, training and education, housing, community and health, was worth a total of £68.707 million (£19.4 million, SRB).

Blackpool has also been granted eligibility under the 2000-06 programme for Objective 2 funding and is also eligible for Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) as an Assisted Area (RSA is granted in support of investment projects to secure employment opportunities and increase regional competitiveness and prosperity).

Cross-sectoral Bodies

Tony Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list the local, sub-regional and regional partnerships, boards of zones and other cross-sectoral bodies supported by his Department; and the funding streams with which they are associated. [142191]

Mr. Chris Smith: The only bodies of this type which are currently supported directly by my Department are the eight Regional Cultural Consortiums in the English regions outside London, which are funded from my Department's programme budget.

From April 2002, my Department will also be supporting at least 12 Creative Partnerships in deprived areas of England. These will be funded by an additional £40 million grant-in-aid to the Arts Council of England, which will administer the scheme.

In addition, my Department's non-departmental public bodies can support cross-sectoral work, which may include support for some partnerships, zones and other cross-sectoral bodies, using grant-in-aid, National Lottery funding and funding from other sources.

National Lottery

Mr. Worthington: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account the National Lottery Commission is required to take of the work of the Camelot Foundation in making decisions about the National Lottery's role in supporting good causes. [142195]

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Kate Hoey [holding answer 12 December 2000]: Subject to ensuring that the National Lottery is run with all due propriety and that the interests of participants are protected, the National Lottery Commission is required by statute to maximise the returns to the good causes set out in the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (as amended). The Camelot Foundation does not contribute to the National Lottery Distribution Fund and therefore the Commission will take account of its work only if it believes it impacts on ticket sales.

Departmental Advertising

Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list for (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, (i) his Department's total spending on advertising campaigns, (ii) the cost of each individual advertising campaign and (iii) the criteria that were established to gauge the effectiveness of each campaign; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each campaign based on these criteria. [142711]

Mr. Chris Smith: There were no advertising campaigns over this period.

South Bank

Mr. Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if he will make a statement on the development and progress of the Masterplan for the South Bank; [142628]

Mr. Chris Smith [holding answer 14 December 2000]: I welcomed the publication of the masterplan earlier this year as a major opportunity to secure a bright future for visitors, residents, artists and performers in this most important location. The masterplan contains a number of options upon which decisions have yet to be made. Some options involve building under Jubilee Gardens and upon the Hungerford Car Park site. The implementation of the masterplan is a complex process involving many stakeholders, and an admirably comprehensive public consultation process has been carried out by the development team. I meet the Chairman and Chief Executive of the South Bank Centre on a regular basis to keep in touch with developments, and look forward to continued progress towards the realisation of the masterplan.


Child Tax Credit

Mr. Webb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the saving from withdrawing his proposed child tax credit from higher rate taxpayers at a rate of (a) £10 loss of credit per £5 of extra income, (b) £10 loss of credit per £4 of extra income and (c) £10 loss of credit per £3 of extra income. [141342]

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Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 11 December 2000]: The saving from withdrawing the children's tax credit from higher rate tax payers at a rate of £10 loss of credit per £5 of extra income, £10 loss of credit per £4 of extra income, and £10 loss of credit per £3 of extra income is estimated to be around £60 million, £65 million and £75 million respectively.

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