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Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received calling for international football fixtures taking place in England to continue moving between major premiership venues. 
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 15 October 2001]: The Department has received no representations calling for England home international football fixtures to continue moving between major premiership venues. We have had a number of representations about the use of the national stadium, and a small number of representations about the use of a specific ground for the FA cup semi-final.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many British-made films have been made as part of European co-productions in the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
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Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will list all official overseas visits undertaken by Ministers in her Department in each year since May 1997, indicating (a) the cost in (i) cash and (ii) real terms, (b) the number and grade of (i) civil servants and (ii) special advisers accompanying Ministers and (c) the number of official engagements or meetings undertaken on each visit; and if she will make a statement; 
(2) on how many occasions in each year since 1992 non-commercial flights were used by Ministers in her Department for official overseas visits; what the (a) destination, (b) Ministers involved, (c) cost and (d) reason for use of non-commercial flights were on each occasion; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Banff and Buchan (Mr. Salmond) on 15 October 2001, Official Report, column 823W.
Tessa Jowell: The Government have previously made it clear that in view of the size and importance of the IAAF world athletics championships, they would ensure that the underwriting of the event is resolved. The Government will consider this issue again once the decision of the IAAF council meeting in late November has decided whether to accept our proposal of Sheffield as the venue for the 2005 championships.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the total grants paid by each organisation responsible for allocating lottery proceeds, broken down by county in both absolute terms and pounds per thousand population. 
Mr. Caborn: The information held on lottery award proceeds is not broken down by county, but is available by local authority area. I will place copies of the information requested in the Libraries of both Houses.
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Friend the Minister for the Arts is today announcing that the Government will shortly start a review of English Heritage.
The review will include an evaluation of the role and functions of English Heritage and how those functions can best be carried out, and a review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the way in which it delivers services to its users. The review will include a public consultation exercise. A copy of the consultation paper can be found on DCM's website, www.culture.gov.uk. under "heritage, libraries & museums"; "historic environment".
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Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many and what proportion of each civil service grade in his Department is located in each region and nation of the UK; what the average salary is for each grade; and if he will make a statement; 
|Grade||Number working mainly in London||Percentage||Number working mainly in Wales||Percentage|
|Senior Civil Service (SCS)||1||100||0||0|
|Band G (formerly Grade 6)||1||50||1||50|
|Band F (formerly Grade 7)||5||100||0||0|
|Band E (formerly SEO)||1||50||1||50|
|Band D (formerly HEO)||9||82||2||18|
|Band C (formerly EO)||10||83||2||17|
|Band B (formerly AO)||10||83||2||17|
|Band A (formerly AA)||3||100||0||0|
|SCS||Within the range 55,00060,000|
(10) These staff ordinarily receive a 10 per cent. recruitment and retention allowance while working in London.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the total amount of spending by his Department was in each nation and region of the UK, in the last year for which figures are available; what proportion of his Department's total spending this constitutes; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: The net operating cost of the Wales Office in 200001 was £7,121 million. Other than the running costs of my Department in Whitehall, this was all spent in Wales, predominantly by way of grant to the National Assembly for Wales.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the total expenditure was on (a) advertising, (b) polling, (c) focus groups, (d) design consultants, (e) caterers, (f) production of departmental publications and (g) photographs/photographers by his Department for each year since 1995 in (i) cash and (ii) real terms; what was (A) the annual percentage increase in spending on each category and (B) spending on each category as a percentage of the total departmental running costs; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on how many occasions in each year since 1992 non-commercial flights were used by Ministers in his Department for official overseas visits; what the (a) destination, (b) Ministers involved, (c) cost and (d) reason for use of non-commercial flights were on each occasion; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: Records are not held separately for expenditure by the former Welsh Office on overseas travel. Since the Wales Office was established on 1 July 1999, Ministers have not used any non-commercial flights for official overseas visits.
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