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Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (a) how much and (b) what forms of aid have been provided by her Department to help refugees and displaced persons in (i) Armenia, (ii) Azerbaijan and (iii) Georgia. 
Clare Short: The table sets out, by country and by purpose, the support my Department has provided to help refugees in the south Caucasus since 1999 (the first year in which direct assistance with the refugee problem was provided).
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My Department also provided block funding to UNHCR totalling £9.46 million in 200001 (the latest year for which figures are available). It is not possible to make a direct attribution, but a proportion of this funding will have supported the UNHCR refugee programmes in the south Caucasus.
Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with (a) UN, (b) Russian and (c) EU representatives regarding the refugee situation in (i) Armenia, (ii) Azerbaijan and (iii) Georgia. 
Clare Short: Regular discussions are held with UNDP, UNHCR and UNFPA about the progress of south Caucasus refugee programmes to which my Department has contributed. My Department also responds to appeals made by those agencies on a case-by-case basis.
Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with (a) Armenian, (b) Azeri and (c) Georgian authorities regarding (i) the refugee situation, (ii) the return of people to their homes and (iii) improving living conditions in the refugee camps. 
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Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of correspondence between Ministers and officials in her Department and Mr. Ken Bates on the subject of (a) Wembley National Stadium Ltd. and (b) an English national stadium since 1 May 1997; 
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 21 May 2002]: No. Such correspondence is covered by the exemptions set out in Part II of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information which cover third party commercial confidences and information given in confidence. This is in line with the practice observed by previous Governments. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has already placed in the Library of the House an exchange of correspondence between herself and Sir Rodney Walker, the then chairman of Wembley National Stadium Ltd., in answer to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Brentford and Isleworth (Ann Keen) on 14 February 2002, Official Report, columns 59798W. This exchange contained an explanation of the Government's commitment to the project for the benefit of WNSL's then bankers and others who were or might become involved in the Football Association's project. Given it was essentially a public commitment, my right hon. Friend considered it important that Parliament should see its contents. This was done with the consent of Wembley National Stadium Ltd.
Mr. Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what action the Government are taking to link receipt of funding to improve buildings of historical interest to increased access for members of the public; and if she will make a statement; 
Dr. Howells [holding answer 24 June 2002]: Over the last 10 years English Heritage has grant-aided 295 properties in London. Of these 166 were administered under the Historic Buildings and Monuments Act 1953. These grants are conditional on the provision of public
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access. The level of access depends on the circumstances of the case and the size of the grant. Opening arrangements for the properties which receive grants are available on English Heritage's website at www.english-heritage.org.uk and in "Hudson's Historic Houses and Gardens" directory.
Grants to the remaining 129 properties were administered under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Local Government Act 1985 for exterior work and essential structural repairs. These grants were to Grade II listed buildings or buildings in conservation areas. There is no automatic access requirement, although some of these properties are open to the public.
Since 1994 the Heritage lottery fund has made 238 awards to historic buildings in London. Public access is an important consideration in awarding grants. The Heritage lottery fund recognises the central role of access in achieving its overall aim to use heritage funding to improve people's quality of life. The organisation is committed to developing the widest possible constituency for heritage, and to promoting access, equality of opportunity and inclusion in all activities.
Dr. Howells: Council directive 93/7/EEC on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a member state was amended by directive 2001/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the EU directives and regulations that have been implemented through her Department in 2002; and what was the cost of each to public funds. 
Dr. Howells: Directive 2001/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, which amended Council directive 93/7/EEC on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a member state, was implemented by SI 39722001 which came into force on 1 January 2002. There was no cost to public funds.
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Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will make a statement on the review of procedures for the allocation of the operating licence for the National Lottery provider. 
Mr. Caborn: We published last week a consultation document setting out a number of possible changes to the future licensing and regulation of the Lottery which is available on the DCMS website at www.culture.gov.uk Copies may also be obtained, free of charge, from the Department.
Dr. Howells: Provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2001 210,000 visits were made to Lancashire. Overnight stays in the county are shown as 1.4 million and visitor spend is £56 million.
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