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Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to promote golf clubs as part of a golf tourism strategy. 
Dr. Howells: The British Tourist Authority (BTA) has developed a mini-marketing plan for golf and works closely with Wales and Scotland on their golf strategies.
The BTA's website features various aspects of golf including participation, event information, history and sports wholesalers who package golf tours to the UK. In addition, BTA is considering producing a publication specifically dedicated to golf tourism.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of public libraries in the UK had public internet access by December 2001. 
Dr. Howells: The £100 million lottery funded programme to connect public libraries to the internet is proceeding well and by the end of last year 67 per cent. of all UK libraries offered public internet access. The programme is expected to fulfil its target of connecting all libraries to the internet by the end of 2002.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) unique visitors and (b) page impressions there have been for the digital television website, digitaltelevision.gov.uk 
Dr. Howells: From the period of 12 October 2001 to 27 March 2002 the details are:
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the (a) revenues generated and (b) employment created by the creative industries were for the financial years (i) 199798, (ii) 199899, (iii) 19992000, (iv) 200001 and (v) 200102 to the most recent date for which figures are available; 
(3) how much the creative industries contributed to the balance of trade through exports in the financial years (a) 199798, (b) 199899, (c) 19992000, (d) 200001 and (e) 200102 to the most recent date for which figures are available. 
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|Revenues(81) £ billion||Employment(82) £ million||Exports(83) £ million|
(81) Estimates based on the Office for National Statistics Annual Business Inquiry and Industry estimates.
(82) Estimates relate to each June. Figures are based on the Office for National Statistics Annual Business Inquiry and Labour Force Survey.
(83) Estimates based on the Office for National Statistics International Trade in Services Inquiry and industry estimates.
|Change in output(87) Per cent.|
(84) Adjusted to remove growth due to inflation. Estimates based on the Office for National Statistics Annual Business Inquiry.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the competitiveness of the creative industries in the UK in each year since 199697. 
Dr. Howells: My Department is not able to make an accurate assessment of the competitiveness of the creative industries as figures are not yet available from the Office for National Statistics.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on her Department's plans to improve the dissemination of statistics on the creative industries; and what progress has been made towards that aim. 
Dr. Howells: In March 2001 my Department published the second Creative Industries Mapping Document, providing a measure of the economic contribution of the creative industries to the UK. This document remains relevant and is available from my Department's website at www.culture.gov.uk/creative/mapping.html.
My Department is also working closely with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in order to develop estimates that report on the performance of the creative industries nationally. We are also working with the Regional Development Agencies (RDA) on a broad framework for the collation of statistics, including those for the creative industries, in order to provide consistency across the regions.
The Department is considering, in cooperation with other stakeholders, whether there is a need for a further mapping exercise.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of invoices to the Department not in dispute were paid within 30 days or the otherwise agreed contractual terms in 2001. 
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Dr. Howells: 99.1 per cent. of invoices not in dispute were paid within 30 days, or agreed contractual terms, by the Department during the period January to 31 December 2001.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which of her Department's projects have received finance from the European Regional Development Fund in the financial years (a) 199697, (b) 199798, (c) 199899, (d) 19992000, (e) 200001 and (f) 200102 to the most recent date for which figures are available. 
Mr. Caborn: My Department does not administer any regeneration initiatives nor does it receive finance from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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However, many public bodies in the culture and leisure field, including many funded by DCMS, participate in such initiatives and, during the period in question, applicants from within the fields of tourism, culture and leisure received ERDF finance in excess of £200 million and will continue to receive funding throughout the 200006 programme.
Mr. Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the sites of historic interest in Worcestershire which have received grant aid in the last five years, indicating (a) the date and (b) the amount awarded in each case. 
Dr. Howells: The following sites in Worcestershire were offered grant aid from English Heritage:
|Site||Date of offer||Amount offered £|
|St. Peter, Besford||7 July 1997||24,973|
|Hanbury Hall, Hanbury||6 March 1998||32,510|
|Preaching Cross, St. Kenelm's Church, Upton Snodsbury||11 September 1998||725|
|Abbey Gateway, Malvern||29 September 1998||2,736|
|Netherton Chapel, Netherton||9 October 1998||1,226|
|St. Michael and All Angels, Tenbury Wells||19 December 1998||13,268|
|St. Michael's Ruined Nave and West Tower Walls, Abberley||29 March 1999||21,034|
|Walker Hall, Evesham||20 May 1999||46,000|
|Abberley Hall Clock tower, Great Witley||20 September 1999||5,640|
|Hanbury Hall, Droitwich||26 January 2000||23,410|
|St. Mary Magdelene, Himbleton||2 February 2000||24,044|
|St. Michael and All Angels, Knighton on Teme||2 February 2000||10,003|
|Middle Littleton Tithe Barn, Middle Littleton||22 March 2000||18,160|
|Baches Forge, Churchill||31 March 2000||23,580|
|St. Deny, Severn Stoke||31 March 2000||13,689|
|St. Peter, Powick||31 March 2000||42,401|
|St. Andrew, Ombersley||10 May 2000||23,338|
|Hewell Grange (HMP), Bromsgrove||10 November 2000||15,000|
|St. Mary, Stanford on Teme||21 December 2000||180,691|
|St. Michael and All Angels, Tenbury Wells||21 December 2000||45,641|
|St. Giles, Heightington||21 December 2000||16,004|
|All Saints, Worcester||28 March 001||107,500|
|St. Michael's Ruined Nave and West Tower Walls, Abberley||20 June 2001||8,000|
The following projects have been awarded grants by the Heritage Lottery Fund:
|Project title||Applicant||Award date||Award pa£|
|Gwen Finch Wetland Reserve Project||Worcestershire Wildlife Trust||3 March 1998||354,470|
|City of Worcester CAPS||Worcester City Council||19 March 1998||150,000|
|Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Reserves Restoration Project||Worcestershire Nature Conservation Trust Ltd.||16 July 1998||884,750|
|St. Peter, Besford, Worcestershire||St. Peter, Besford, Worcestershire||22 October 1998||12,700|
|Worcestershire Countryside Experience||Worcestershire County Council||26 January 1999||30,000|
|Severn Valley Railway Heritage Project||Kidderminster Railway Museum Trust Ltd.||13 May 1999||1,757,000|
|Lifford Hall, Worcestershirere-roofing and refurbishment||Lifford Memorial Hall||3 August 1999||329,200|
|St. Mary, Ripple, Worcestershire||St. Mary, Ripple, Worcestershire||3 September 1999||484,400|
|Elgar Birthplace Museum Development||Elgar Foundation and Elgar Birthplace Trust||12 October 1999||236,500|
|Worcestershire Soldier||Worcestershire Regiment Museum Trust||7 December 1999||323,000|
|Worcester Museum of Medicine and Health Care||Charles Hastings Education Centre||29 March 2000||321,000|
|Malvern Heritage Project||Worcestershire County Council||7 August 2000||30,000|
|Hunthouse Wood Nature Reserveextension||Worcestershire Wildlife Trust||14 September 2000||24,200|
|St. Stephen, Redditch, Worcestershire||St. Stephen, Redditch PCC||17 October 2000||227,300|
|The Elgar Birthplace Museum||The Elgar Foundation||20 December 2000||47,400|
|Penorchard Meadowsacquisition and restoration||Worcestershire Wildlife Trust||19 October 2000||110,500|
|Worcestershire Heathland Heritage Project||Worcestershire County Council||22 May 2001||82,700|
|Kidderminster Railway Museum roof and canopy restoration||Kidderminster Railway Museum Trust Ltd.||13 June 2001||177,500|
|Lasletts Almshouses, Worcesterrepair of defective paving||Lasletts Almshouse Charity||26 July 2001||18,000|
|Castle Three Caracquisition, Worcestershire||Worcestershire County Museum||9 August 2001||5,200|
|Natural ConnectionsWorcestershire||Worcestershire Wildlife Trust||12 September 2001||74,800|
|Restoration of Great Northern Railway Carriage No. 2701||L.N.E.R. (S.V.R) Coach Fund||12 September 2001||84,300|
|Grimley Brick Pits SSSIlease purchase and restoration||Worcestershire Nature Conservation Trust Ltd.||12 September 2001||84,700|
|Witley Courtrepairs to Nesfield garden and fountains||English Heritage||13 March 2002||727,500|
|Church House Areley Kingsrestoration, Worcestershire||Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust||13 March 2002||371,500|
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