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Since its launch in July 2000 the Foundation has funded nine anti-racism projects worth in excess of £2.5 million, 32 black and minority ethnic community schemes worth £6 million, four projects worth over £800,000 for asylum or refugee groups and a project for traveller communities worth over £200,000.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which countries have written to confirm their agreement with the communiqué produced as a result of her Department's international summit on remote gambling. 
Antigua and Barbuda*
Isle of Man*
Lorely Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when an estimate will be made of the potential number of people who might require treatment for gambling addiction arising from the development of a large casino in Solihull. 
Mr. Caborn: The Government will undertake an assessment of the social and economic impact of the new casinos no earlier than three years after the award of the first licence. This will look specifically at whether the introduction of the new casino has led to an increase in problem gambling. Solihull's application to the panel included details of how it proposed to monitor and mitigate problem gambling arising from a new casino.
|Financial Year||Expenditure (£ million)( 1)|
|(1) Rounded to nearest £ million.|
To date, the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded more than £3.6 billion to over 22,000 projects. This has funded the broadest range of the UK's heritage, including buildings, museums, natural heritage and the heritage of cultural traditions and language.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how funding from the National Lottery was granted to schemes in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas in each year since 1997, broken down by awarding body; and if she will make a statement. 
My Department does not record information about awards or expenditure by national lottery distributors categorised in the form asked for by the hon. Member. However, details of individual
grants, supplied by each lottery distributor, can be found on the Departments lottery grants database, searchable at www.lottery.culture.gov.uk
Mr. Caborn: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport does not hold the specific information in the format requested. However, such groups would feasibly be eligible to apply for funding under all the lottery good causes. We understand a number of these groups have been awarded grants by the Big Lottery Fund.
Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many new DAB digital radio transmitters were built in the period (a) 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004, (b) 1st January to 31 December 2005 and (c) 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006; and what the location is of each transmitter built in each period in Scotland. 
|Number of new DAB transmitters|
In 2004, six new DAB transmitters commenced a service in Scotland. These were at Mounteagle (Inverness), Craigkelly (Edinburgh), Durris (Aberdeen), Meldum (North Aberdeenshire), Kirkton Mailer (Perth) and Darvel (Kilmarnock). Additionally a transmitter came into service at Sandale, near Carlisle, which serves Dumfrieshire as well as Cumbria.
Robert Key: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with (a) English Heritage, (b) the National Trust and (c) HM Treasury on the future of the Stonehenge visitors centre; and what was discussed. 
Over the past year my Department has had numerous discussions with English Heritage and the National Trust on the published options for improvements to the A303 past Stonehenge and the impact of the options under review on the planned English Heritage visitor centre. Additionally, English Heritage was a member of the inter-departmental review group that reported to Ministers on the options for improvements to the A303 the findings of
which will be announced in due course. There has been no discussion between my Department and HM Treasury on the visitor centre in the past year.
Mark Tami: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, when he expects the maintenance work and refurbishment of the lavatories on the fifth floor of Norman Shaw north to be completed. 
John Mann: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many House dining rooms have been booked by (a) the United and Cecil Club, (b) hon. Members' patrons clubs, (c) Churchill clubs and (d) Portcullis clubs in the last three years. 
Nick Harvey: In the three years from February 2004 to January 2007, events have taken place in the House of Commons private dining rooms for (a) the United and Cecil club on 15 occasions, (b) hon. Members' patrons clubs on 16 occasions, (c) Churchill clubs on seven occasions, and (d) Portcullis clubs on 20 occasions.
Lorely Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many adoption agencies in Northern Ireland are allowed to exclude homosexual couples from their services through reference to their charitable instrument. 
Paul Goggins: Under Northern Ireland adoption legislation, only married couples and single persons, regardless of sexual orientation, may adopt. The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 make it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of sexual orientation in the provision of goods, facilities and services, education and public functions.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time is in Northern Ireland for people with an alcohol addiction for an appointment with a psychiatric nurse. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding is available in Northern Ireland for (a) treatment of people with alcohol addiction and (b) families coping with alcohol addiction. 
Paul Goggins: The current funding for addiction and support services in Northern Ireland does not distinguish between alcohol and drug dependency, and similarly details of funding for families coping with alcohol addiction are not held centrally. However in 2005-06 £12,135,796 was spent on alcohol and drug addiction services across Northern Ireland, which would include work with families coping with addictions.
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2006, Official Report, column 1204W, on Audiology, if he will provide a break down by health (a) trust and (b) board area of the numbers of patients in the Province awaiting hearing assessment or reassessment. 
Paul Goggins: Information is collected centrally on the number of people waiting for a hearing aid assessment/re-assessment to be completed at the end of each quarter, according to specific time bands. Waiting time is counted from the date a referral is received by the Audiology Department until the aid is fitted. The latest information on the number of persons waiting for a hearing assessment/re-assessment is shown in the following table.
|Number of patients waiting for a hearing assessment/re-assessment at 31 march 2006, by health trust and board( 1,2)|
|Trust/hospital||Less than 3 months||3-6 months||6-12 months||12 months or more||All adults waiting|
|(1)The information in the table is based on where a client is treated and not necessarily where the client lives, i.e. a client from the Northern Board may be seen in the Royal Hospital and their details will be included in the Eastern Board.|
(2) For reasons of data protection and to protect the identity of the individual, information for Laganvalley, Royal Group of Hospitals, Ulster Community and Hospitals, and Downe Hospitals has been grouped.
Community Information Branch return AUDI
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