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Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received from parents in Bristol regarding the distribution of New Opportunities Fund grant to local schools for the purpose of improving facilities for sport and physical education. 
Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which (a) secondary schools in England and (b) local education authorities have received New Opportunities Fund payments to improve sport and physical education facilities; and what the total amount was in each case. 
Mr. Caborn: Local education authorities (LEAs) have received notification of their allocation under the scheme and bids are being developed. The deadline for LEAs to submit their stage 1 applications is the 22 April. Funding allocations are made up of a baseline allocation (based on the size of the school population in the LEA) and levels of deprivation in the area.
|Total England allocations||495,163,000|
Isles of Scilly have been allocated a de minimus allocation of £25,000; this is not based on the school population size.
|LEA area||Allocation (£)|
|Eastern England total||38,046,000|
|East Midlands totals||39,822,000|
|City of London||53,000|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||1,560,000|
|Kensington and Chelsea||1,338,000|
|Inner London totals||42,541,000|
|Barking and Dagenham||3,082,000|
|Kingston upon Thames||678,000|
|Richmond upon Thames||849,000|
|Outer London total||38,745,000|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||4,338,000|
|Redcar and Cleveland||2,208,000|
|North East total||37,938,000|
|Blackburn with Darwen||2,562,000|
|North West total||89,376,000|
|Brighton and Hove||2,246,000|
|Isle of Wight||1,371,000|
|Windsor and Maidenhead||721,000|
|South East total||51,756,000|
|Bath and North East Somerset||965,000|
|Bristol, City of||4,458,000|
|Isles of Scilly||25,000|
|South West total||35,582,000|
|Telford and Wrekin||1,747,000|
|West Midlands total||61,274,000|
|Yorkshire and Humberside|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||2,196,000|
|Kingston Upon Hull, City of||4,212,000|
|North East Lincolnshire||1,965,000|
|Yorkshire and Humberside total||60,083,000|
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Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assistance will be provided to those who are unable to take up digital television in Suffolk on the grounds of (a) affordability, (b) access and (c) reception. 
Dr. Howells: The Digital Television Action Plan, posted on www.digitaltelevision.gov.uk and agreed by stakeholders, sets out a framework of actions to be taken by Government and industry, in partnership, to enable the take-up of digital television and achieve the tests of accessibility, availability and affordability announced in September 1999. The Government are committed to ensuring that terrestrial analogue broadcasting signals are maintained until those tests are achieved.
Dr. Howells [holding answer 15 April 2002]: The Independent Television Commission is responsible for licensing commercial digital television services in the UK. One specific criterion to which the commission must have regard when awarding the multiplex licence is the capacity of the digital programme services proposed to appeal to a variety of tastes and interests. The Government's consultation paper on media ownership proposed that specific limits should not be placed on the ownership of digital services. Competition law should ensure that there is effective competition between digital platforms and the Government will continue to act to ensure open access to gateways on these markets.
Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with the Director General of the BBC on the guidelines for enforcement by the Television Licensing Authority of television licence payments. 
Dr. Howells: I have had no such discussions. The BBC has statutory responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the television licensing system. As Licensing Authority, it is for the Corporation to set enforcement guidelines for its agent TV Licensing.
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Mr. Caborn: The National Lottery logo is owned by the National Lottery Commission. There is no new logo, although Camelot have been discussing with the commission minor modifications to the current design. Camelot have recently introduced a new corporate logo; that is wholly a matter for them. The Department has not been involved in either matter.
Mr. Woodward: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to her answer of 28 February 2002, Official Report, column 1539W, on National Lottery funding for football and rugby stadiums, if she will break down the 2001 National Lottery expenditure on Rugby League stadiums by (a) type of work undertaken and (b) venue. 
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 15 April 2002]: Since my answer of 28 February to my hon. Friend the Member for St. Helens South, Official Report, column 1539W, Sport England has informed me that the National Lottery funding for Rugby League in 2001 was £512,142. The breakdown requested is as follows:
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