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Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what action she is taking in conjunction with other public agencies to strengthen protection of intellectual property in the creative arts. 
The Creative Industries Forum on Intellectual Property had its first meeting on 19 July 2004, jointly chaired by myself and my noble Friend the Minister for Science and Innovation, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, and agreed to focus on three main areas of work: Piracy and File-sharing; New Business Models; and Education and Communication. The Forum is due to meet again in late November 2004.
Mr. Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding (a) has been committed and (b) will be made available through the Renaissance in the Regions programme to (i) Armley Mills and (ii) other museums in Leeds. 
Estelle Morris: Under the Designation Challenge Fund, which is part of the Renaissance in the Regions programme, grants of up to £202,300 have been awarded to Leeds Museums and Galleries, which includes Armley Mills.
Leeds Museums and Galleries is also a partner in the Yorkshire Regional Museum Hub, one of the nine regional hubs funded through Renaissance in the Regions. The total allocations to the Yorkshire Regional Museum Hub under Spending Review 2002 are as follows:
It is difficult to specify what resources each hub partner receives, since much of the funding goes on general programmes that benefit all hub partners. It is for the hub to determine how much is allocated to cross-hub programmes and how much to individual hub partners.
Mr. Caborn: In answering the question I have taken 'private finance' to encompass Public Private Partnership (PPP) or Private Finance Initiative (PFI) arrangements entered into by the Royal Parks, the agency which manages the Royal parks in London.
It is the Royal Parks' normal practice, under the terms of their contracts, to make their concessionaires responsible for the maintenance of the buildings they occupy. The Royal Parks do not normally have information about the expenditure incurred by concessionaires on maintenance or improvements. However, during the last seven years there have been three instances where concessionaires have made significant investment in the buildingsPembroke Lodge in Richmond Park; Inn The Park in St. James's Park; and the boathouses in Regent's Park. The Royal Parks estimate that a total of £3.3 million of private finance has been invested in these ventures over the period. The Royal Parks does not have a breakdown of expenditure by year for these concessions.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households there are in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland; and how many are in possession of a television licence. 
|Fermanagh and South Tyrone||32,203|
|Newry and Armagh||34,473|
TV Licensing, who administer the television licensing system as agent for the BBC, are not able to provide breakdowns by parliamentary constituency of the number of licences issued. However, I understand that
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at 31 March 2003, the total number of television licences in force in Northern Ireland was approximately 560,000.
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households have been visited in each Northern Ireland parliamentary constituency in the past 12 months by staff investigating those who do not hold a current television licence. 
Estelle Morris: TV Licensing, who administer the television licensing system as agent for the BBC, are not able to provide breakdowns by parliamentary constituency of the number of investigations into possible evasion. However, I understand that TV Licensing made 37,000 visits to homes in Northern Ireland in the 200304 financial year. This figure includes repeat visits to some addresses.
Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in what circumstances (a) a person aged 75 years or over and (b) any other person allowed a concessionary television licence may take out such a licence additionally for a second or further property occupied by them; and what conditions (i) of residence or (ii) otherwise are required. 
Estelle Morris: Free television licences for people aged 75 or over are available only for a person's sole or main residence. The £5 accommodation for residential care concession is available in respect of qualifying accommodation in which a retired person aged 60 or over or a disabled person is ordinarily resident, but does not extend to any other properties which such a person may own or occupy. The 50 per cent. reduction in the licence fee for registered blind people is available for any premises that are a residence of the individual concerned.
Mr. Caton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the impact on the construction of the new Wembley Stadium of the sacking of engineering construction workers by Fastrack Site Services; and what discussions Ministers have had with the Football Association on this. 
Mr. Caborn: The industrial action at Wembley National Stadium was resolved in mid-September, when Hollandia, a sub-contractor of Multiplex at the Wembley site, offered to re-employ all of the sacked men.
Dawn Primarolo: There were 1,320 such families at November 2002. The number of child benefit recipients in each local authority and constituency at November 2003 will be published on 14 October 2004, by Inland Revenue under National Statistics.
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning the number of trips abroad by UK residents made in (a) 1975, (b) 1980, (c) 1990, (d) 2000 and (e) 2003. (189926)
The estimated numbers of visits overseas' made by UK residents in the years requested are shown in the table.
|Year||Number of visits|
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