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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans there are to commemorate the 150th anniversary of J. M. W. Turner's death; and what plans there are to create a single national collection of his works. 
Dr. Howells: To commemorate the 150th anniversary of J. M. W. Turner's death, Tate Britain staged an exhibition from 5 March to 15 July 2001, focusing on the contents of Turner's own gallery. To mark the anniversary Tate Britain is also currently featuring in its anniversary display area an example of Turner's views of Venice, which was also one of the first of his works to enter the national collection.
The Royal Academy held a major commemorative exhibition of Turner's finished watercolours from 2 December 2000 until 18 February 2001 to commemorate the anniversary. Most of the exhibits were lent by other national and international institutions with over 40 works on loan from private collections.
A single holding of the works from Turner's bequest to the nation was made possible with the opening of the Clore Wing at the Tate Gallery (now Tate Britain) in 1987. Although other collections in the UK continue to hold and display works by the artist, this represents the largest single national collection of Turner's work, where works may be viewed and studied in depth.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will set out for each of the conclusions in section 6.4 of the Performance and Innovation Unit report, "Winning the Generation Game", (a) what progress her Department has made and (b) what future plans her Department has for acting on them; and if she will set out against each of the conclusions the targets and deadlines that have been set. 
Dr. Howells [holding answer 19 December 2001]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Cabinet Office on 19 December 2001, Official Report, column 335W. We have recently replied to Cabinet Office requests for
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Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what efforts her Department (a) has made and (b) is planning to put into effect to assist the English tourist industry to deal with the effects of the introduction of the euro. 
Dr. Howells: The British Tourist Authority (BTA), working with the UK's tourism industry, issued guidance entitled "The Euro and your Business". The guide contains information on the euro, a checklist of action points and advice on authenticating banknotes.
The leaflet was revised in November as "The euroA guide for small tourism businesses". Copies are available from the BTA and it is published on their website www.tourismtrade.org.uk/home.htm. Further guidance will be issued if we find it is needed.
Dr. Howells: Pricing policy is a commercial decision for each hotel operator in light of prevailing market forces. Therefore, DCMS does not monitor prices charged by individual accommodation providers. However, my Department is concerned with price transparency and the need for guests to be able to form a judgment about how much it will cost them before purchasing a room. The Tourism (Sleeping Accommodation Price Display) Order 1977 requires hotels to display in their reception areas or entrances the highest and lowest prices for each type of room (e.g. single, double etc.) and those prices must include, where appropriate, any service charge or meals and whether VAT is included.
Mr. Greenway: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the implications of the proposed restriction on coaching set out in the Charity Commissioners' Guidelines at paragraph 18 of Annex B in the Treasury's Consultation Document, "Promoting Sport in the Community for the Government's Sports Strategy". 
Mr. Caborn: The Government are currently consulting on their view that the Charity Commission's decision on charitable status would appear to offer better prospects for community amateur sports clubs than a tax relief package the Government had been considering. Responses to that consultation are requested by the Treasury by 1 February 2002. I intend to meet representatives of the Charity Commission shortly to discuss the extent of applications from sport for charitable status and the fuller guidance the Commission intends to issue on this subject in due course. These discussions will include the need for greater clarity on a range of issues in the current guidance including the treatment of different levels of skill among participants at sports clubs seeking charitable status.
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It is the Government's understanding that all skill levels can be catered for by a sports club promoting healthy recreation which obtains charitable status but that such a commitment will not rule out selection of teams on merit and/or different coaching offered to different ability levels. The Commission recognises that the provision of coaching to regional, national and international standards often acts as an incentive to other less able players to improve and/or to attract new people to the club.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the Budd report recommendation to prevent under-age online gambling will be implemented; who will police it; how it will be policed; what the role of Ofcom will be; and how a child's age can be verified online. 
Mr. Caborn: We have not yet reached decisions on the recommendations contained in the report of the Gambling Review Body. We are fully aware of the potential risks of underage gambling and will take them into account before announcing our conclusions.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what dates (a) she and (b) others in her Department have (i) met, (ii) spoken by telephone to and (iii) written to the President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile; and if she will place a copy of the notes of such communications in the Library. 
Mr. Caborn: I met Max Mosley, President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, on 12 December 2001 to discuss arrangements for the 2002 British Grand Prix at Silverstone as well as wider proposals for the long-term development of the circuit. I have had no other recent contact with Mr. Mosley. This was a private discussion at which a range of motor racing issues was discussed, and I do not propose to place the notes of the meeting in the House Library.
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will give a substantive answer to a letter from Dr. Paul Arnison-Newgass of Dartmouth, Devon, a constituent, and which was forwarded to her parliamentary correspondence unit for reply. 
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|April to June 1997||4,166|
|August to October 2001||372|
|Change between April to June 1997 and August to October 2001||-374 (-9.0%)|
These estimates are based on the results of regular sample surveys of employers which count the number of employee jobs. The data are published in Statbase on the National Statistics website under series identifier LOMN.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the different methods of analysis of gross domestic fixed capital formation used by (a) the Treasury and (b) the Central Statistical Office in the national accounts. 
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