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Shoreham Harbour

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will publish the dates and minutes of meetings of the Maritime Vision for Shoreham Harbour Steering Group since its inception. [42357]

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Mr. Jamieson: The Shoreham Maritime Regeneration Strategy was set up in May 1998 to foster the regeneration of Shoreham Harbour. The Shoreham Maritime Steering Group is seeking to implement this strategy and has since been holding regular meetings. Although the Government Office for the South East is a partner of the Steering Group, it is not within the remit of the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions to publish the dates and minutes of these meetings.

Shoreham Harbour Link Road

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what feasibility study he has carried out into the provision of a road link between the A259 at Shoreham Harbour with the A27; and when he plans to publish the findings; [42390]

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Ms Keeble: No discussions have been held with Shoreham Port Authority regarding the provision of a link road between the A259 and the A27. There is no Government-led study into such a link road but there is a wider local authority study currently taking place. This work includes a variety of separate work streams looking at the regeneration potential for the port area, and the feasibility of facilitating much of the future potential for local and port development.

Fire Stations

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many functioning fire stations there were, broken down by fire brigade area, in each year since 1997. [42235]

Mr. Byers: The number of fire stations in each fire authority area in England and Wales as at 1 January from 1997 to 2002 is in the table:

Number of fire stations in England and Wales at 1 January 1997–2002

Fire authority199719981999200020012002
Bedfordshire and Luton141414141414
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough282828282828
County Durham and Darlington161515151515
East Sussex242424242424
Greater Manchester434343434343
Hereford and Worcester262626262627
Isle of Wight101010101010
Isles of Scilly777777
Kent and Medway Towns666666666666
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland202020202020
Mid and West Wales575757575757
North Wales444444444444
North Yorkshire373737373737
Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham252525252525
Royal Berkshire202020202020
South Wales505050505050
South Yorkshire242424242424
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire303030303030
Tyne and Wear181919191919
West Midlands414141414141
West Sussex282828282828
West Yorkshire505050505050
Wiltshire and Swindon252525252525


DTLR calendar year returns.

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Press and Public Relations

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the annual budget for communications activities, including press, public relations, marketing and internal communications, was for her Department for each financial year from 1997–98 to 2001–02. [39921]

Dr. Howells: The spend in my Department on communications activities including press, public relations, marketing and internal communications from 1997–98 to 2001–02 was:


(15) Estimated outturn

Film Production

Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which film production

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companies in the north-east received grants from the UK Film Council; and how much they received in the last 12 months. [40630]

Dr. Howells: One Lottery grant has been made to film production companies in the north-east in the last 12 months of £40,000 to the Northern Production Fund. The Film Council has also funded Northern Film and Media (through its Regional Investment Fund for England), which has enabled that organisation to invest non-Film Council funds in the region. This includes a total of £213,629 to film production companies and individuals for production and development activity.

Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many films were produced by film production companies in the north-east in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000 and (f) 2001. [40632]

Dr. Howells: I understand from Northern Film and Media that 78 films were produced in the north-east in the period 1996 to 2001, 50 of which were produced by companies based in the region. The following list shows the start and end dates of the 50 productions.

Production NameProduction Type Production company Start End
Ludwig's First at the FairShort filmTyne Castle Film and Video31 May 199531 August 1998
Dance For A StrangerShort filmIpso Facto5 January 199615 January 1996
UntitledShort filmStudio Arts TV24 June 199624 June 1996
RefugeShort filmLightyears Films29 August 19964 September 1996
The CreativesShort filmAbsolutely Productions26 October 199626 October 1996
LookingShort filmPurple Film Productions8 January 199713 January 1997
An Egg's and EggShort filmIpso Facto Films24 February 199725 February 1997
Four Hours InsecurityShort filmChariot Productions1 July 19978 July 1997
WaspsShort filmIpso Facto Films29 August 19976 September 1997
UntitledShort filmRoy Martin16 September 199717 September 1997
UntitledShort filmCarpet Films20 September 199720 September 1997
Built for the Stone Age, Living in the Space AgeShort filmWishful Thought29 September 19975 October 1997
BirdShort filmZoo Films28 October 19971 November 1997
Chariots of DesireShort filmOdd Couple Productions25 January 199829 January 1998
SleepShort filmAirship Films1 March 19987 March 1998
PaninoShort filmBridge and Tunnel Films26 April 19981 May 1998
The BlockShort filmShiney Beast6 July 199815 July 1998
In BetweenShort filmIndica Films15 July 199821 July 1998
WingShort filmMiranda Tuffnel31 July 199823 September 1998
Flying HomeShort filmHard Place Productions1 August 19985 August 1998
The GatherersShort filmCumbria Film Independents2 August 19986 August 1998
Psyche OutShort filmPilgrim Films20 August 199823 August 1998
OrpheusShort filmAd Hoc Films31 August 199830 January 1999
Mrs. BuchanShort filmIpso Facto Films1 September 19987 September 1998
RavineShort filmRVK Productions24 September 199827 September 1998
Heads (Tease)Short filmHard Place Films13 October 199814 October 1998
UntitledShort filmIpso Facto31 October 199831 October 1998
SafeShort filmY I Productions25 January 199929 January 1999
Nasty NeighboursFeature filmIpso Facto22 February 199923 February 1999
UntitledShort filmCanny Productions1 March 19997 March 1999
UntitledShort film27 May 199930 May 1999
Rob of the RoversShort filmPinball Films28 June 19991 July 1999
Mavis and the MermaidShort filmShoreline Films23 September 19991 October 1999
The Good, the Bad and the FeatheredShort filmEagle Films13 October 199919 October 1999
Millennium MoviesShort filmA19 Films and Video1 November 199929 November 1999
Stars in Her EyesShort filmEthel Factor6 November 199910 November 1999
Going, GoingShort filmMJW Productions5 December 19998 December 1999
Whipped CreamShort filmPackham Pear Productions26 February 200029 February 2000
Gabriel and MeFeature filmSamuelson Productions/IMP19 June 200026 June 2000
FishShort filmPilgrim Films26 July 200030 July 2000
StixShort filmLittle California Films22 September 200029 September 2000
PlaybackFeature filmCanny Pictures15 January 200128 January 2001
Grainger Town Poetry FilmsShort filmInternational Media Productions26 February 200126 February 2001
Flickerman and the Ivory Skinned WomanShort filmPilgrims Films26 March 200129 March 2001
Ticket to RideShort filmIpso Facto24 April 200129 April 2001
Star ManShort filmYipp Films3 June 200110 June 2001
MomentumShort film24:25 Films Ltd.16 July 200120 July 2001
Sweet DreamsShort filmInternational Media Productions14 June 200119 June 2001
Danny and his Amazing TeethShort filmIpso Facto Films29 July 20012 August 2001
King of the RoadShort filmPilgrim Films18 July 200123 July 2001

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