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Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his answer of 2 May 2000, Official Report, column 27W, on the Ilisu Dam, what direct contact he has had since May with the Turkish Government concerning consultations with those directly affected by the Ilisu Dam. 
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questions tabled since May 1997 concerning the Dome which have not been answered on the grounds of (a) commercial confidentiality and (b) public interest. 
Janet Anderson [holding answer 26 June 2000]: Of the 1,100 questions that have been answered on the Millennium Experience since May 1997, 72 questions have been answered on which information requested has been declined on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.
Kate Hoey: The drawdown for 2000-01 was based on the estimated payment profile of individual awards. This included budgeted drawdown for payment on major schemes such as the English Institute of Sport and the Commonwealth Games Stadium. The budget for 1999-2000 included some provision for drawdown on these two major schemes, but progress payments were delayed, which has led to the increase in the amount to be paid out this financial year.
Mr. Breed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what basis Sport England estimates the percentage increase in the Lottery drawn-down for 2000-01 over the figure for 1999-2000. 
Kate Hoey: The method used by Sport England for estimating the drawdown year on year is based on the estimated payment profile of individual awards, and not on a percentage increase of the previous years drawdown.
Mr. Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions he deposited papers in the Library in response to parliamentary questions tabled to his Department between 19 October 1999 and 20 April. 
Mr. Chris Smith [holding answer 20 July 2000]: Papers were deposited in the Library on 40 occasions in response to parliamentary questions tabled to my Department between 19 October 1999 and 20 April 2000.
Mr. Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many written parliamentary questions tabled to his Department between 19 October 1999 and 20 April have not received substantive answers, citing as the reason commercial or other confidentiality. 
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My Department always aims to provide a substantive reply to hon. Members' questions. Where this is not possible due to commercial or other confidentiality, we endeavour to provide as helpful and as detailed a reply as possible based on the information that is available. In these cases a partial rather than a substantive answer is given.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to his answer of 12 June 2000, Official Report, column 500W, on missing works of art, for what reasons the theft on 9 January 1997 of rings and cameos from the Sir John Soane's Museum was not included in this list. 
Mr. Alan Howarth: My letter of 4 July to my hon. Friend in response to his parliamentary question asking the Secretary of State to list the items missing, stolen or unaccounted for from the national collections did not refer to the Sir John Soane's Museum because it is not a national museum. Copies of my letter were placed in the Library of the House on 4 July.
Ms Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress he has made on the implementation of the Football Task Force report; and if he will make a statement on the Football Foundation and the proposed regulatory body. 
Kate Hoey: The Government will respond to the Football Task Force's final report, Football Commercial Issues, shortly. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, with the football authorities, yesterday launched the Football Foundation, the new partnership body which will distribute development funding for the sport, and I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State the Under-Secretary of State to my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Garston (Maria Eagle) on 24 July 2000, Official Report, columns 414-15W.
Mr. Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations have been received from foreign Governments about the return of (a) aboriginal human remains and (b) artefacts removed from aboriginal tombs and graves that are held in United Kingdom museums, Government departments and agencies, and learning and research institutions; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Alan Howarth [holding answer 25 July 2000]: The subject of ancestral remains was raised by the Australian Prime Minister Mr. John Howard during his meeting with my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on, following which they issued a joint statement. No other foreign governments have made representations in recent years.
Mr. Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list those art, cultural and folk artifacts that foreign Governments have requested be returned to their country of origin and which
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are currently held in (a) public institutions and (b) private collections within the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement. 
For the Parthenon Sculptures from the Government of Greece; for the Koh-I-Noor diamond from the Governments of India and Pakistan and for items from the India Office Library from the Governments of India, Pakistan, Burma, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Mr. Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what inventory has been made of (a) aboriginal human remains and (b) artefacts removed from aboriginal tombs and graves, held in museums, Government departments and agencies, and learning and research institutions within the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many projects have unsuccessfully applied for grants to the National Lottery Charities Board; and if he will list the amount of each of these grants. 
Of these, 11,985 applications were for less than £5,000 (total value was £45,142,978); 18,483 applications were for between £5,000 and £50,000 (total value £392,399,544); 25,259 applications were for between £50,000 and £250,000 (total value £3,195,740,682); and 6,526 applications were for over £250,000 (total value £4,144,673,961).
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