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Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what moneys have been provided (a) directly and (b) via agencies for which her Department has responsibility to the Luton, South constituency since 1997. 
According to the information supplied to us by the distributing bodies for the National Lottery awards database, there have been 85 National Lottery awards to Luton, South totalling £5,238,596 to 23 May 2002.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the administrative costs as a percentage of National Lottery income for each of the National Lottery distributing bodies in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Caborn: The following table shows estimated administration costs for each of the lottery distributing bodies for the year ended 31 March 2002 as a percentage of their total income from the National Lottery Distribution Fund. The figures have not been audited and may be subject to material adjustments prior to inclusion in the respective lottery distributor's final accounts.
|Distributing body||Total income 200102 (£)||Estimated administration costs (£)||Percentage of total income|
|New Opportunities Fund||479,770,400||27,000,000||5.62|
|Sports Council (England)||228,025,901||21,750,000||9.53|
|Arts Council of England||207,764,720||20,500,000||9.86|
|Heritage Lottery Fund||320,101,846||17,824,000||5.56|
|Scottish Arts Council||23,451,472||2,487,605||10.60|
|Scottish Sports Council||25,739,278||1,805,202||7.01|
|Arts Council of Wales||15,153,184||1,476,000||9.74|
|UK Sports Council||25,614,740||1,406,073||5.48|
|Sports Council for Wales||14,171,443||928,000||6.54|
|Sports Council for Northern Ireland||8,004,237||558,346||6.97|
|Arts Council of Northern Ireland||9,208,707||512,530||5.56|
(57) The Film Council recouped some £4.7 million in 200102 giving it a total lottery income of some £41 million, meaning that administration costs were 13.66 per cent. of total income.
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Mr. Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the land that her Department is (a) offering for sale and (b) plans to offer in the next 12 months, giving its (i) location and (ii) size. 
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of ordinary written questions for her Department were answered within a week of tabling in each month since June 2001; and what proportion of questions for named day received a substantive answer on that day in each month since June 2001. 
|Month tabled||Ordinary written questions answered within a week of being tabled||Named day questions answered on the day specified|
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Dr. Howells: This information cannot be provided in the requested format without incurring disproportionate cost. However, the total number of letters received by DCMS Ministers in each month since June 1991 is:
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David Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research her Department undertook into the risk of an increase in problem gambling before it published "A Safe Bet for Success". 
David Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many meetings her Department held with groups working with problem gamblers before the publication of "A Safe Bet for Success". 
Mr. Caborn: We held one meeting on problem gambling issues which was attended by 11 people who either represented bodies working with or researching problem gamblers or were themselves expert practitioners. We held a further meeting with GamCare.
Mr. Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consultation her Department had with groups working with problem gamblers before the publication of "A Safe Bet for Success". 
Mr. Caborn: We received and considered submissions on the report of the Gambling Review Body from 12 bodies working with or expressing concerns on behalf of problem gamblers, including GamCare, the Centre for Research into the social impact of gambling, the Methodist church and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Mr. Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures her Department have taken to ensure that gambling deregulation does not lead to an increase in (a) problem gambling and (b) organised criminal activity. 
Mr. Caborn: I refer my hon. Friend to the measures set out in paragraphs 10.22 and 10.2310.27 of "A Safe Bet for Success" (Cm 5397), which deal respectively with crime and problem gambling. The proposed Gambling Commission will have greater powers than are currently available to the Gaming Board to vet the suitability of applicants for personal and operating licences; and it will also regulate bookmaking and other sectors of gambling which are currently outside the board's remit. We have emphasised to the gambling industry the importance of supporting the new charitable trust which will fund work to prevent and treat problem gambling; and the trust is this week inviting tenders for work to develop effective strategies for the delivery of research, education and support services.
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Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Barnsley West and Penistone, of 13 May 2002, Official Report, column 411W, on gaming machines, when she will introduce legislation to implement the Government's decisions on the recommendations in the Budd report. 
Mr. Caborn: We shall bring forward a Bill when parliamentary time allows. So far as decisions which do not require primary legislation are concerned, I refer the honourable Member to the reply I gave to the honourable Member for South Suffolk on 10 April 2002 [Official Report, Col 326327W].
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