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Mr. Berry: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure that OFCOM takes into account the rights and needs of disabled consumers and reflects best practice on access standards. 
Dr. Howells [holding answer 17 July 2002]: The BBC's overall fair trading commitment is approved and enforced by the Board of Governors, but many of its detailed elements directly reflect the requirements of UK and EC Competition law and to that extent are enforceable by the competition authorities.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) when she will make a decision on the memorial fountain to Diana Princess of Wales; when work on the memorial fountain will commence; and when it is expected that the memorial fountain will be on view to the public; 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 18 July 2002]: I announced on 31 July that I had selected Gustafson Porter to design the fountain to commemorate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. Work to design and construct the fountain will begin immediately. £3 million has been allocated to the project. I expect the main part of the memorial to be in place by the sixth anniversary of her death; the establishment of the surrounding landscaping will take longer.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list for each area-based initiative for which her Department is responsible the amount originally budgeted for in (a) 200001 and (b) 200102, stating in each year what funds budgeted for were not spent and if they were carried forward. 
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Mr. Caborn: My Department's main Area-Based Initiative is Space for Sport and Arts. Space for Sport and Arts was launched in October 2000. Bids were invited from Local Education Authorities for funding for capital projects aimed to improve primary school arts and sports facilities for dual school and community use. All the funding for successful projects had been committed by March 2002.
Space for Sport and Arts is a collaboration between DCMS, DfES and three National Lottery DistributorsSport England, the New Opportunities Fund and the Arts Council of England. Funding for Space for Sport and Arts is £130 million£75 million from the Government's Capital Modernisation Fund and £55 million from the National Lottery.
The amount originally budgeted for Space for Sport and Arts that was not spent by the end of 200102 is £74.408 million. All of these funds are committed and, under end-year flexibility arrangements, will be available in this and later years to pay for the projects being assisted.
My Department provides grant-in-aid to a number of Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs); some of these NDPBs run their own Area-Based Initiatives which appear on the Regional Coordination Unit website.
Additionally the Department is involved in several area-based initiatives funded through the Lottery.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) full time equivalents were employed by her press office and (b) secondees were placed in her press office in the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
Dr. Howells [holding answer 22 July 2002]: In July 1997, there were nine press officers in my department, including two working part time. In July 2002, there were seven press officers, all full time. A small number of informal, short term secondments to the press office took place during that time.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) dates, (b) location and (c) sources were of attributable (i) articles, interviews or contributions for the media, books or other journals and (ii) speeches or presentations made in the public domain, by departmental special advisers since March 2001; who in her Department authorised the activity; and on what date this activity was recorded with the departmental Head of Information. 
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Dr. Howells: This is a matter for the BBC Governors. However, the licence fee settlement, in February 2000, recognised the BBC's role in driving digital take-up and in acting as a "benchmark of quality" during the development of digital services. It included a commitment by DCMS to a rolling programme of reviews of all the new digital services, the first such review being of BBC News 24.
Mr. Greenway: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the projected amount of World Class Performance funding to be distributed by (a) UK Sport and (b) Sport England in (i) 200203, (ii) 200304, (iii) 200405 and (iv) 200506. 
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 23 July 2002]: The projected amount of funding to be distributed by UK Sport on their World Class Performance Programme, together with the projected investment by Sport England in their World Class Programmes is show in the following table.
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Mr. Greenway: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport the amount of World Class Performance funding to be distributed by (a) UK Sport and (b) Sport England in (i) 19992000, (ii) 200001 and (iii) 200102. 
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many employees under contract from temping agencies worked in her Department; and how much was spent on temporary staff (a) as a total and (b) as a percentage of the total staffing budget in each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
|No. of temporary staff||90||97||108||N/a||N/a|
|Temporary staff costs||£409,742||£387,296||£456,230||£491,203||N/a|
|as a percentage of total staff costs||2.79||2.82||3.47||4.16||N/a|
The relevant information for 199798 is not held electronically in the format requested and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Similarly, information on number of temporary staff for 199899 is not readily available and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost
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