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Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will (a) make a statement on (i) direct and (ii) indirect Government funding of films and (b) publish a list of films that have received such funding in each of the last five years. 
Dr. Howells: We have contacted a number of organisations that provide funding for film to request the information required, and I will write to the hon. Member as soon as it is available, placing copies of my letter in the Libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects to announce her decision on plans for BBC Broadcast. 
Dr. Howells: My Department has received an application from the BBC under Article 3(u) of the Charter seeking approval for the proposed incorporation of BBC Broadcast Ltd. The application is currently being assessed against the published guidelines for BBC commercial approvals and we expect to make a decision shortly.
Mr. Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provisions exist for the private hire of Apsley House; and which events have been held there in the last 10 years. 
Dr. Howells: Under the Wellington Museum Act 1947 all private hire events are subject to the consent of the Duke of Wellington.
There have been 84 private hire events at the museum since 1 January 1991.
Mr. Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make it her policy to exclude members of the Wellesley family from sitting on the proposed private trust for Apsley House. 
Dr. Howells: The proposed Apsley House Trust will be independent of Government. However the scope of its proposed membership has been discussed with Ministers
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who have indicated that there should not be more than one member of the Wellesley family out of a current total of five trustees on the Trust. The Duke and his family have a right to occupy the private apartments at Apsley House and the consent of the Duke of Wellington is required for the holding of certain events in the public apartments. In these circumstances, we believe that, if the Trust were to be successful in a bid to carry out various functions of the Secretary of State in relation to Apsley House, a formal link with the family would make good operational sense.
Mr. Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what annual financial contribution is made by the Wellesley family towards the upkeep of Apsley House. 
Dr. Howells: Under the terms of the Wellington Museum Act 1947, the Secretary of State has a duty to maintain the forecourt of Apsley House, the fabric of its exterior and the parts of the building used as a museum. The Duke of Wellington is not required to make any contribution in respect of the duties of the Secretary of State, but he does have a duty to keep the portions of Apsley House which he is entitled to occupy in good repair and to maintain the garden of the House. In addition the Wellesley family are responsible for making their own arrangements for the supply of utilities to their apartments.
Mr. Banks: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what accommodation is provided for the Wellesley family in Apsley House; and what rent is paid. 
Dr. Howells: The Duke of Wellington and his family have the right of occupation, under the Wellington Museum Act 1947, to live at Apsley House in private apartments which comprise just over half the house and to occupy and maintain the garden. These rights of occupation are rent free (subject to the duties of repair and maintenance) in perpetuity.
Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what percentage of pools industry money went to the (a) Foundation for Sport and Arts and (b) Football Foundation in (i) 200001 and (ii) 200102; and what the percentage will be for 200203; 
Mr. Caborn: Under the terms of the Government's agreement with the Littlewoods and Vernons Pools each company has made donations equivalent to 3 per cent. of stake money to each of the Foundations for Sport and the Arts and the Football Foundation in 200001 and 200102. The agreement was due to end on 31 March 2002. As announced by my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his pre-Budget Report, following discussions between officials and industry representatives, the two pools companies have agreed to continue their funding for the two Foundations for a further two years at a rate equivalent to 2 per cent. of gross profits.
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The Football Foundation retains only an element of the donations made to it as the pools donations are for UK-wide purposes while the Foundation is an England only body. The Foundation currently retains 72.8 per cent. of the funds donated to it by the pools companies for its own purposes less £250,000 directly allocated to Supporters Direct by the Government. The rest is passed to bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland specified by the devolved Administrations.
My Department's provisional estimates are that pools donations to the Foundation for Sport and the Arts and Football Foundation will be in the region of £1.25 million. In the case of the Football Foundation this will mean in the region of £1 million for its own purposes in 200203. Of course, the final figures are tied to the success of both companies over the year.
Mr. Stinchcombe: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what was the average cost of running judges' lodgings per judge accommodated for financial years (a) 199798, (b) 199899, (c) 19992000 and (d) 200001. 
Mr. Wills: The average cost of running judges' lodgings per judge accommodated for the four years in question is set out on three bases:
|Year||Cost per judge accommodated|
|Total cost of lodgings|
|Cost of lodgings(18)|
|Costs solely attributable to judicial occupation|
(18) Excluding the Treasury capital charge payable on all freehold properties
The figures for 200001 are yet to be audited and may therefore be subject to slight change
Mr. Stinchcombe: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what was the average cost of running judges' lodgings per night of accommodation provided for the following financial years (a) 199798, (b) 199899, (c) 19992000 and (d) 20002001. 
Mr. Wills: The average cost of running judges' lodgings per night of accommodation provided for the four years in question is set out on three bases:
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|Cost per night of accommodation|
|Cost per night of accommodation|
|Cost per night of accommodation|
The figures for 200001 are yet to be audited and may therefore be subject to slight change.
John McDonnell: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many members of the judiciary (1) were convicted of corruption in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000; 
(3) cautioned in the course of an investigation for corruption in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999 and (e) 2000. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information sought is not recorded and held in a manner which would make it possible to answer these questions with absolute certainty. However, the Lord Chancellor is not aware of any member of the judiciary being charged with, cautioned for or convicted of corruption between 1996 and 2000; he is aware of a Circuit Judge who, during the period, was charged with, but not convicted of, fraud relating to his activities before he became a judge.
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