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Tessa Jowell: The whole of the World Cup Finals tournament is protected as a listed event in the UK, reflecting its importance to many millions of people. I therefore welcome the announcement made by the BBC and ITV on 18 October that they have signed an exclusive deal to broadcast the World Cup Finals tournaments in 2002 and 2006. This deal upholds the objective of the listed events legislation and will ensure that UK viewers are able to watch the entire 2002 and 2006 tournaments live on free-to-air, terrestrial television.
31. Mr. Dalyell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of the Minister for Sport of 16 July 2001, Official Report, column 4, if she will report the outcome of the meeting of 28 June on sports coaching facilities, and outline progress of subsequent meetings. 
Mr. Caborn: At the first meeting of the coaching task force on 28 June the Terms of Reference set out in "The Government's Plan for Sport" were agreed and three sub-groups were established. The sub-groups have met on a number of occasions and reported back to the second meeting of the taskforce on 25 September. This meeting considered a draft model for a national coaching qualification and agreed to undertake an international bench-marking exercise on coaching structures in a number of other countries. The next meeting of the taskforce will take place on 22 November.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has for parents and grandparents to take basic sport coaching courses; and what links they will have to the National Experience Corps. 
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tasks they are currently exploring the opportunities for encouraging more parents and grandparents to become involved in coaching.
Mr. Caborn: The coaching taskforce established earlier this year has a remit to review the co-ordination of coach education and training. As part of the groups' wider tasks they are currently exploring the opportunities for encouraging more parents to become involved in coaching.
Tessa Jowell: Our policy is to encourage all museums to offer the widest possible access to their collections. We have enabled those museums and galleries funded by my Department which already offer free admission to continue to offer it. We have scrapped entry charges for children and people over 60 at the main museums and galleries sponsored by my Department that currently charge and have made available from 1 December 2001 additional resources to allow them to introduce free admission for all from that date.
Mr. Caborn: Following the announcement earlier this year by my right hon. Friend the Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Smith) that the Government would review the process for selecting the national lottery operator, we are now considering options for change and will be seeking the views of interested parties. We expect to publish our conclusions next year as the basis for wider public consultation.
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Tessa Jowell: The Government have encouraged better planning and accountability in public library services through the introduction of Annual Library Plans and a more rigorous enforcement of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964. Standards of service for library authorities were introduced from 1 April this year. Additionally, £170 million of lottery money is being made available to libraries through the People's Network programme to upgrade their ICT infrastructure, create innovative digital content and train library staff in the use of ICT.
Dr. Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what figures she has collated on spending by local authorities in England on sport and recreation facilities since 1997; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: Local authorities are key providers of sport and recreation and play a central role in the delivery of sport in and for the community. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions publishes annual figures on spending by local authorities on sport and recreation. Since 1997 local authorities have spent over £549 million on new construction, conversion and renovation of sport and recreation facilities, which includes a substantial investment from the national lottery, to improve facilities for local communities.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of prostate cancer patients live for at least five years after treatment in the United Kingdom, and what is the average such percentage in the European Union; 
(3) what percentage of breast cancer patients live for at least five years after the treatment in the United Kingdom; and what the average such percentage is in the European Union. 
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Mrs. May: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Department of Trade and Industry and (b) Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions concerning 3G mobile phone licences. 
Mr. Steinberg: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue lost each year to the Treasury because of illegally imported alcohol; and what plans he has to reduce the loss. 
Mr. Boateng [holding answer 26 October 2001]: Estimates of alcohol fraud were published in the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General "Losses to the Revenue from Frauds on Alcohol Duty" (HC 178) in July 2001.
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