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Mr. Alan Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list the PFI contracts entered into by Agencies, non-departmental public bodies and other organisations funded by his Department, indicating (a) their date of commencement, (b) their value, (c) if they have been subject to claw-back entitlement to share in savings arising from refinancing. 
Mr. Chris Smith: My Department has not itself entered into any PFI contracts. I informed my right hon. Friend of the PFI contract within our Executive Agency, The Royal Parks Agency, on 17 July. I will write to my right hon. Friend, with details of PFI projects within my non-departmental bodies, as soon as they are available, placing copies of my letter in the Library of the House.
Mr. Maxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he intends to announce the Government's response to the report of the Football Task Force, entitled Football: Commercial Issues. 
Mr. Chris Smith: I am finalising the terms of the Government's response to the Football Task Force, and I shall make a full announcement shortly. The announcement will include details of the establishment
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Mr. Chris Smith: I have directed the independent Quality Efficiency and Standards Team (QUEST) to look at the costs of making applications for Lottery grants and consider how these costs could be contained without compromising the demands of proper accountability in decisions about how to spend public money. QUEST will publish Phase I of its report, which focuses on applications for grants of up to £100,000, early next month. Copies of the report will be available in the Library of the House.
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The English Sports Council (ESC) is responsible for developing and maintaining the infrastructure of sport in England, for distributing National Lottery funds for sport in England and for five National Sports Centres. The Review of the ESC will include an evaluation of its role and functions and how those functions can best be carried out, and a review of the efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness of the way in which the ESC delivers services to its users. We aim to complete the Review before the end of the financial year. Copies of the Terms of Reference have been placed in the Libraries of the House.
Mr. Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what powers he has to take action against local authorities which fail to carry out their responsibilities for listed buildings in their ownership. 
Mr. Flynn: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage contribution farming made to the English gross domestic product (a) before and (b) after deduction for subsidies in each of the last three years. 
|Including subsidies||Excluding subsidies|
Aggregate Agricultural Account
Mr. Flynn: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many headage payments have been made for sheep in each of the last five years; and what percentage of the sheep were not marketed. 
Ms Quin: The table shows the number of sheep in England on which headage payments were made in the last five years. Most of the sheep on which the Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance was paid would also have had Sheep Annual Premium paid on them.
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Both these payments are made in respect of breeding ewes rather than on lambs. Most will therefore be kept for a number of years and we have no information on whether or not they might have been marketed in the year of claim for payment.
|Sheep Annual Premium||Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance (Sheep)|
Mr. Paice: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what the UK sugar support prices were, expressed as intervention price plus storage cost levy, in (a) nominal and (b) real terms for each year since 1980. 
|Year||Ecu/euro||Nominal terms||Real terms, at 1980 prices|
UK effective support price for sugar = UK intervention price plus storage levy. Prices per tonne as at 1 July each year, expressed in ecu/euros in column 1 and in £ in columns 2 and 3.
Ms Quin [holding answer 21 July 2000]: We have considered in the past the establishment of a legal cross-border market for milk quotas with the Commission and our European partners. There is no real support for this. Some member states regard the retention of quota in certain less favoured areas as a vital means of maintaining rural employment and are therefore reluctant to support
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|Year||Net farm income|
Farm Business Survey
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the average level of profits made by (a) dairy farmers, (b) hill farmers and (c) beef farmers in each of the last five years. 
|March-February||Dairy||LFA cattle and sheep||Lowland cattle and sheep|
Income figures for specialist beef farms are not available
Farm Business Survey
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