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Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the investment returns were for (a) the Community Fund and (b) the Scottish Arts Council from National Lottery funding (i) in August 2006 and (ii) in the last period for which figures are available; how much Lottery funding is yet to be allocated by (A) the Community Fund and (B) the Scottish Arts Council; what that figure was in August 2006 in each case; how much the (1) Community Fund and (2) the Scottish Arts Council received from the Lottery in 2006; and how much each is expected to receive in 2007. 
Mr. Caborn: The following table shows the Community Funds income from the National Lottery Distribution Fund for the financial years 2005-06 and 2006-07, and for August 2006 alone. The last available period for the Community Fund was for the financial year up to 30 November 2006, after which it ceased to exist when the Big Lottery Fund was legally created.
|Community F und|
|Operator related income to nearest £1,000||Investment income to nearest £1,000||Total income to nearest £1,000|
The following table shows the Scottish Arts Council income from the National Lottery Distribution Fund for the financial years 2005-06 and 2006-07; for August 2006 alone, and estimated figures based on the Departments latest income projections, for 2007-08.
|Scottish Arts Council|
|Operator related income to nearest £1,000||Investment income to nearest £1,000||Total income to nearest £1,000|
The Community Fund provided my Department with data on the level of unpaid commitments at the final day of each quarter of the financial year. The closest figure to August 2006 that we have available is September 2006.
On 30 September 2006 the Community Funds balance in the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) was £132,532,189. Its forward commitments including both contractually binding and in principle commitments totalled £346,067,280. It was therefore overcommitted on its NLDF balance by £213,535,091.
The Scottish Arts Council provides my Department with data on the level of unpaid commitments at the final day of each quarter of the financial year. The closest figure to August 2006 that we have available is September 2006.
On 30 September 2006 the Scottish Arts Councils balance in the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) was £33,149,518. Its forward commitments including both contractually binding and in principle commitments totalled £25,894,345.00. It therefore had in its NLDF balance £7,255,173 which was not allocated.
On 31 March 2007 the Scottish Arts Councils balance was £31,762,643.69. Its forward commitments, including both contractually binding and in principle commitments totalled £26,011,419. It had therefore not allocated £5,751,225.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of (a) the number of overseas tourists coming to the UK for the Grand Prix and (b) the contribution of such tourists to the economy. 
Derek Wyatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with (a) Channel 4 and (b) the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the future funding of the channel. 
Mr. Woodward: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has regular discussions with Channel 4 on a wide range of topics, including the channels funding position. She has had discussions with the Chancellor on a broad range of topics relevant to the work of the Department. The Government have made clear that it will await the conclusion of Ofcoms current financial review of Channel 4 before making any decisions on possible measures of assistance for the channel.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport under what statutory powers her Department intends to change the audit arrangements of the Churches Conservation Trust. 
Mr. Lammy: The Churches Conservation Trust has been classified as a non-departmental public body for the purposes of its relations with Government, on account of a number of the Trusts characteristics and the nature of its relationship with Government. In its response to Lord Sharmans Report on Audit and Accountability in Central Government (Cm 5456March 2002), the Government agreed that all non-departmental public bodies should be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General. This was in line with the practice that had been adopted since 1997. Since 2003, the Treasury has used its powers under section 25(6) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 to give the Comptroller and Auditor General statutory audit responsibility for more than 30 NDPBs and this is the legislation it will use in the case of the Churches Conservation Trust.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2007, Official Report, column 1327W, on cultural heritage: Iraq, what (a) reports she has received on and (b) assessment she has made of the damage to sites of cultural heritage in Iraq since 2003. 
Tessa Jowell: My Department received a copy of a report compiled by Dr. John Curtis, Keeper of the Department of the Ancient Near East at the British Museum, who in 2005, at the invitation of the Iraqi Government, carried out an assessment of the damage caused to the site of Babylon.
Janet Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Departments most recent estimate is of the costs to the gaming industry arising from the changes brought about by the Gambling Act 2005; and whether her Department plans to update the Regulatory Impact Assessment in light of the results of the consultation process and the finalisation of the regulatory orders. 
Mr. Caborn: The Department has no plans to update the RIA that was published in April 2005 with the Gambling Act. If appropriate, we prepare impact assessments for each element of the secondary legislation required to implement the Gambling Act 2005 and these are published with the related Explanatory Memorandum document on the Office for Public Sector Information website and separately in the Better Regulation section of the Departments website.
Colin Burgon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will instigate discussions with the football authorities on the implications for football in the community initiatives in which Leeds United Football Club is involved of the clubs financial problems. 
Mr. Caborn: The Government welcome the significant grass roots and community work undertaken by football clubs. Football in the Community initiatives are now well established at virtually all professional football clubs in England and Wales, working to increase participation, promote healthy and active lifestyles and enabling clubs to forge meaningful relationships with their local communities. The Government are fully committed to supporting this work and continue to do so through Football Foundation funding.
Neither the Secretary of State nor I have any plans to discuss with the football authorities the implications of Leeds United FCs financial difficulties for their football in the community scheme. This is a matter for the club and the football authorities.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library a copy of the presentation given by KPMG on 28 November 2005 to update the Olympic cost review steering group members on progress of the study. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who the members are of the Olympic Board, referred to in Note 3 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 28 November 2005. 
Tessa Jowell: The members of the Olympic Board on 28 of November 2005 were the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Lord Moynihan, Chairman of the British Olympic Association.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library a copy of the draft report that was produced by KPMG referred to in point four of the minutes of the first meeting of the Olympic cost review steering group held on 31 October 2005. 
Tessa Jowell: No draft report was produced as KPMG's role was changed at that time to one of providing ongoing advice to the Department as part of the more detailed cost review that we were undertaking.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the briefing notes provided to the Treasury as referred to in Note 2 of the minutes of the Olympic cost review steering group of 14 November 2005; 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) dates and (b) ministerial attendees were for each meeting held to brief the Treasury on the findings of the cost review. 
On 20 Julythe Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, the Minister for Sport and myself.
On 21 SeptemberI met with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Tessa Jowell: Two compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) have been made by the London Development Agency (LDA) to secure the delivery of the land required for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and the long-term regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley.
The Undergrounding of Powerlines, Lower Lea Valley CPO 2005 enables the 52 pylons that lie within the Lower Lea Valley to be removed and the electricity powerlines that they currently carry across the park to be buried.
The Lower Lea Valley, Olympic and Legacy CPO 2005 was made to ensure that the LDA is able to meet its commitment to assemble all of the land required for the long-term cohesive and sustainable regeneration of the area.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the proportion of the Olympic Delivery Authoritys construction work which will quality for Industrial Buildings Allowance. 
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 3 May 2007]: According to the current legislation industrial buildings allowances (IBA) can be applied for by the person with a relevant interest who incurs expenditure on the construction of an industrial building once it is brought into use for the purposes of a qualifying trade. The main qualifying trades are manufacturing, processing, certain storage businesses and transport undertakings. However, as announced in this years Budget this particular allowance is to be phased out by 1 April 2011. As a result, it will not have any potential application to the construction and legacy use of the Olympic Park.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what value of Lottery funds she estimates will be diverted from good causes in Northern Ireland as a result of the increase in the estimated cost of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 
Of the relevant UK-wide distributing bodies, Heritage Lottery Fund will make a contribution towards the additional £675 million of £90.2 million and Big Lottery Fund will make a contribution of £425 million. It is for these distributors to determine the proportion of their funding which goes to Northern Ireland.
Grants already made need not be affected and we have agreed with the Big Lottery Fund that resources for the voluntary and community sector will be protected. The sector will still receive at least the amount implied by Bigs earlier commitment, that is, around £2 billion.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of the total budget for the London Olympics in 2012 set aside for direct funding of cultural events which are part of the cultural Olympiad is for (a) mandatory ceremonies, (b) bid projects and signature events and (c) UK cultural festivals. 
The mandatory ceremonies will be directly funded from the London 2012 Organising Committee's budget for the 2012 games. It is confident that the mandatory ceremonies will be funded within
its £2 billion revenue budget. The bid projects and signature events and the UK-wide cultural festival will be delivered and funded in partnership with a range of public and private partners.
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