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(12) Spend to date
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list, for 199798 and for each subsequent financial year, the amount spent (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) abroad by (i) her Department, (ii) its agencies and (iii) its non-departmental public bodies on (1) providing mobile telephone equipment, including handsets and other associated equipment, (2) telephone calls made using such equipment and (3) telephone calls made using privately owned mobile telephones but subsequently reclaimed by (x) Ministers and (y) staff. 
Dr. Howells: This information cannot be provided save at disproportionate cost. My Department spent £500 on mobile telephone equipment in 200001 and £28,000 on mobile calls and line rental in the same period. Expenditure in previous years was at the same level.
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Dr. Howells: Mobile library provision, as with branch libraries, is a matter for library authorities in line with their duty to provide comprehensive and efficient services within the terms of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial assistance is provided to national governing bodies of sport to draw up and implement child protection policies; and what plans she has to provide further assistance. 
Dr. Howells: The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) was established in 2000 and is a three-year joint venture between Sport England (funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) and the NSPCC. Each are contributing £300,000 towards the unit, which provides a wide range of services to governing bodies including training, consultancy, information and guidance, and case-specific support. In addition, Sportscoach UK makes a significant contribution to governing bodies in the child protection area through coaching and its education programme, and Sport England have identified two staff to work closely with the CPSU on child protection work. It is worth noting too that the Criminal Records Bureau, which was set up partly in response to the Protection of Children Act 1999 in England and Wales, will help governing bodies with their child protection policies.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the spending by regional arts boards was, per capita of population served, in each of the past 10 years; and if she will make a statement. 
|199596 Direct arts spend||4,406,276||4,116,211||12,474,394||6,496,922||7,971,107|
|199596 Spend per head (£)||0.84||1.02||1.78||2.10||1.23|
|199697 Direct arts spend||4,499,474||4,131,044||13,075,294||7,113,607||8,321,574|
|199697 Spend per head (£)||0.85||1.02||1.85||2.30||1.28|
|199798 Direct arts spend||4,615,052||4,145,321||12,724,078||6,700,651||9,751,399|
|199798 Spend per head (£)||0.87||1.02||1.79||2.17||1.50|
|199899 Direct arts spend||4,282,894||4,242,899||12,843,375||7,113,607||8,530,042|
|199899 Spend per head (£)||0.80||1.04||1.79||2.31||1.32|
|19992000 Direct arts spend||4,666,124||5,331,877||13,686,076||8,100,981||9,860,501|
|19992000 Spend per head (£)||0.86||1.30||1.88||2.64||1.52|
|200001 Direct arts spend||5,349,901||7,399,162||25,996,282||11,557,019||18,500,627|
|200001 Spend per head (£)||0.98||1.80||3.52||3.77||2.85|
|200102 Direct arts spend||8,397,333||8,731,487||30,140,051||11,947,163||17,711,128|
|200102 Spend per head (£)||1.54||2.12||4.09||3.89||2.73|
|199596 Direct arts spend||3,434,829||2,527,027||3,999,425||5,498,493||6,600,651|
|199596 Spend per head (£)||0.73||0.62||1.03||1.04||1.31|
|199697 Direct arts spend||3,409,478||2,548,760||3,918,246||5,305,054||6,543,122|
|199697 Spend per head (£)||0.72||0.63||1.00||1.00||1.30|
|199798 Direct arts spend||3,351,454||2,599,726||4,161,363||5,599,932||6,541,524|
|199798 Spend per head (£)||0.70||0.63||1.06||1.05||1.30|
|199899 Direct arts spend||3,865,165||2,628,456||4,018,475||5,723,581||6,706,437|
|199899 Spend per head (£)||0.80||0.64||1.02||1.07||1.33|
|19992000 Direct arts spend||4,372,224||2,923,597||4,339,348||6,664,429||7,349,451|
|19992000 Spend per head (£)||0.90||0.70||1.09||1.25||1.46|
|200001 Direct arts spend||8,811,035||4,869,210||7,105,493||11,589,981||10,546,268|
|200001 Spend per head (£)||1.81||1.16||1.77||2.17||2.09|
|200102 Direct arts spend||10,374,000||5,737,846||8,559,355||12,844,798||11,762,000|
|200102 Spend per head (£)||2.13||1.37||2.13||2.41||2.33|
1. RAB arts spend figures are taken from RAB audited accounts, with the exception of 200102 figures which are taken from RAB business plans for that year.
2. Population figures are calculated from figures provided by National Statistics. Mid-2000 figures are the latest available.
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Regional arts boards are currently independent charitable organisations, and grants to them from the Arts Council are subject to conditions set by the council. The council made operating grants of £97.6 million to the regional arts boards during the financial year 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the savings which would be achieved under the revised proposals from the Arts Council of England regarding funding of arts in the regions. 
Dr. Howells: The Arts Council of England has set a target of £8 million to £10 million in savings from administration to put back into the arts. We have made it clear to the Arts Council of England that this target must be met. It is preparing a timetable for the restructuring which will generate those savings once the transfer to a single organisation has been completed.
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|200102 spend to date||421,609|
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