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Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which film showings (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have attended in an official capacity since 8 June; and what was the (i) purpose and (ii) date of each attendance. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 6 December 2001]: My hon. Friend the Minister for Tourism, Film and Broadcasting and I attended a showing of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" on 13 November 2001. In addition, my hon. Friend also attended a showing of Gas Attack on 3 October 2001 and the opening night gala screening of Gosford Park at the London Film Festival on 7 November 2001 and we have both attended the cinema in a private capacity.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which countries (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have visited in an official capacity since 8 June; and what was the (i) purpose and (ii) date of the visits. 
|21 June 2001||Minister of State for the Arts||Luxembourg||EU Council of Ministers meeting on Culture and Audiovisual matters|
|12 July 2001||Minister for Tourism, Film and Broadcasting||Belgium||EU Presidency Tourism Summit|
|28 August 2001||Minister of State for Sport||Canada||World Athletics Championships|
|12 September 2001||Minister of State for Sport||Germany||Germany v. England World Cup qualifier|
|910 September 2001||Minister of State for the Arts||Germany||Opening of Berlin's Jewish Museum and meeting with Julian Nida-Rumelin|
|2627 September 2001||Secretary of State||USA||Supporting British families of victims of September 11|
|1417 October 2001||Secretary of State||USA||UKwithNY and supporting British families of victims of September 11|
|2728 October 2001||Secretary of State||USA||Remembrance Service for victims of September 11|
|3031 October 2001||Minister of State for the Arts||France||UNESCO World Heritage Committee elections|
|5 November 2001||Minister of State for the Arts||Belgium||EU Council of Ministers meeting on Culture and Audiovisual matters|
|12 November 2001||Minister of State for Sport||Belgium||EU Ministerial Conference on Sport|
|23 November1 December 2001||Minister for Tourism, Film and Broadcasting||Canada/USA||Promotion of UK Tourism and Creative Industries|
|3 December 2001||Minister of State for the Arts||Ireland||Meeting with the Irish Prime Minister, to discuss the 2002 Irish Special Olympics|
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Tessa Jowell [holding answer 6 December 2001]: My Department has Investors in People accreditation and is committed to providing opportunities for staff development. Through the annual appraisal system staff identify their own training and development needs. Both formal and informal opportunities are provided for staff. Formal opportunities include bought-in training from bodies like the Government's Centre for Management and Policy Studies, and courses delivered by DCMS's in-house trainers. Informal opportunities include shadowing, secondments and coaching.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what determines (a) whether a press notice issued by her Department is placed on the Department's website and (b) how long a press notice issued by her Department remains on the Department's website. 
Tessa Jowell [holding answer 6 December 2001]: Press notices publicising policy announcements and statements appear on the department's website www.culture.gov.uk. Operational notices, inviting the media to launches or events, are sent directly to the media and are not posted on the website. Press notices dating back to 1999 are archived on the website. Earlier releases are available from my department's Press Office.
Dr. Howells: At 6 December 2001, the Yorkshire Cultural Consortium had spent £39,000 from the budget allocated to it by my Department. It has also been helped by a grant of £30,000 from Yorkshire Forward. Much of the money spent so far has gone towards the research and publication of the Consortium's strategy 'Deep Roots, Real Achievements, Lofty Ambitions' which was published on 13 November.
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Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the process which resulted in Manchester City Football Club being chosen as the final occupier of the Commonwealth Games Stadium in Manchester. 
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 6 December 2001]: In order to secure the long term viability of the City of Manchester Stadium, a tenant was required to assume the operational risk and maintenance obligations, so that these would not fall on the public sector. Manchester City Football Club was identified as the only realistic long term tenant able to undertake that role. Manchester City Council and Sport England negotiated terms with Manchester City Football Club for the Club to operate the stadium after the Games. Those arrangements have been evaluated independently, on behalf of Sport England, who are satisfied that they comply with lottery funding rules.
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 6 December 2001]: The cost of removing the athletics track, creating a football pitch and replacing the temporary north stand with a permanent facility is estimated to cost around £12 million.
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developed into a football stadium. In both phases the stadium will provide high quality facilities for athletes and spectators.
With the construction of the stadium in two phases the venue is made suitable first for the Commonwealth Games and then as a lasting legacy to Manchester as a football stadium. The stadium and other venues within the overall Sport City complex will provide facilities to support both elite athletes and facilities for community use, a key element in the regeneration of east Manchester.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the cost of (a) the Commonwealth Games Stadium, (b) the Manchester Commonwealth 50 Pool, (c) each other sporting facility and (d) each non-sporting facility to be used in the 2002 Commonwealth Games; and which bodies own each facility. 
|Venues||Construction costs||Owned by|
|Stadium(3)||110||Manchester City Council|
|Manchester Aquatics Centre(4)||32.7||Manchester 50 Pool Ltd.|
|Heaton Park Bowls||1.06||Manchester City Council|
|Belle Vue Hockey Pitches(3)||3.2||Manchester City Council|
|English Institute of Sport(3)||16.2||Manchester City Council|
|International Convention Centre(5)||23.6||G.Mex|
|National Cycling Centre (complete 1993)(5)||10||Velodrome Trust|
(2) Projections for those not yet complete
(3) Projected costs
(4) Developed as a partnership between Council and three Manchester universities who made capital and revenue contributions to cost of project.
(5) Will be used, but not specifically built, for the Games.
All the other venues to be used are listed and will be the subject of hire agreements between Manchester 2002 Ltd., the Commonwealth Games organisers, and the venue owner. Costs associated with the temporary works for the venues necessary for the Games are contained in the Games organisers' budget.
|Other sporting venues to be used||G-Mex Ltd.|
|MEN Arena||Manchester University|
|Athletes Village||National Rifle Association, Bisley|
|National Shooting Centre, Bisley||UPP (Manchester Student Village) Ltd.|
|Technical Officials Village||Manchester City Council|
|Manchester School of Management||Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Bolton Arena||Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Rivington and Blackrod High School||Manchester City Council|
|Manchester Town Hall||Lowry Trust|
|Lowry Centre||Peel Holdings|
|Dock 9 Salford Quays|
|Grand Central Pool||Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Ducie Sports Academy||Manchester City Council|
|Manchester Grammar School||Manchester Grammar School|
|Salford Wrestling Academy||The British Wrestling Association Ltd.|
|Boggart Hole Clough||Manchester City Council|
|GMP Hough End||Greater Manchester Police|
|Northern Lawn Tennis Club||Northern Lawn Tennis Club|
|Wythenshawe Park||Manchester City Council|
|Manchester Leisure Sports Development Centre||Manchester City Council|
|Aquinas College||Diocese of Shrewsbury|
|Manchester Rugby Club||Manchester Rugby Club|
|Sale Sharks Rugby Club||Sale Sharks Rugby Club|
|Aldwinians Rugby Club||Aldwinians Rugby Club|
|Old Bedians Rugby Club||Old Bedians Rugby Club|
|Burnage Rugby Club||Burnage Rugby Club|
|Bowdon Hockey Club||Bowdon Hockey Club|
|Openshaw Business Centre||Manchester City Council|
|Midland Hotel||Holiday Inn|
|Commonwealth House||Bruntwood Properties|
|Heron House||Manchester City Council|
|Commonwealth Games Village||Manchester University|
|Technical Officials Village||Jarvis|
|Bisley Village||University of Surrey|
|Manchester High School for Girls||Manchester High School for Girls|
|Hollings College||Manchester Metropolitan University|
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Mr. Caborn [holding answer 6 December 2001]: The Commonwealth Games will be held in Manchester from 25 July to 4 August 2002. The Games are organised by Manchester 2002 Limited, an operating subsidiary of Manchester Commonwealth Games Limited, a company limited by guarantee, which is wholly owned by Manchester City Council. Manchester City Council are underwriting the cost of the Commonwealth Games.
The current budget of the Games organisers is £125 million. This is being funded by a combination of commercial revenue from TV rights, sponsorship, ticketing and licensing income and by public sector support from Manchester City Council, the Sports Lottery Fund and the Government.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the timing of the process of transferring the Commonwealth Games Stadium in Manchester from its current owners to Manchester City Football Club. 
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