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Sport (West Cumbria)

Dr. Jack Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made by the Sports Action Zone in West Cumbria; what investment has taken place in each of the local authorities covered by the Action Zone; and if she will make a statement. [64856]

Mr. Caborn: Eight months into the delivery of year one of the West Cumbria and Barrow Sport Action Zone Action Plan, programmes and projects with total funding of £1,210,031 have been approved in the zone. These vary from strategic programmes to local projects, lasting between one day and five years. The contribution so far from the Lottery funded Sport Action Zone Magnet Fund is £435,833. Partnership development with a wide range of cross boundary agendas and strategic partners has been a feature of the implementation of the Action Plan and a number of projects have emerged from the strategic programmes in the zone, resulting in additional investment and localized activities.

In summary the position in each local authority area for primary funded Sport Action Zones programmes and projects is as follows:

Allerdale:

Total programme costs £169,493; magnet funding £89,000.








Barrow:

Total programme costs £390,418; magnet funding £125,313.




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Copeland:

Total programme costs £460,984; magnet funding £105,500.







Allerdale and Copeland: Total costs for cross-district programmes £89,700 magnet funding £48,500.






Allerdale, Barrow and Copeland: Total costs for cross-district programmes £74,640 magnet funding £67,320.




Allerdale, Barrow, Copeland, Carlisle, Eden and Kendal: Total costs for cross-district programmes £24,796 magnet funding £7,500.



National Lottery

Sue Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will provide a list for each distributor of lottery money of how much money from held funds has been committed, and to whom and when the commitment was made. [65777]

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Mr. Caborn: Money raised by the National Lottery for good causes is paid into the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF). Any interest earned is added to the amount available for distribution. Money is subsequently drawn down from the fund by lottery distributors when it is needed to pay grant recipients and not before.

Commitments by the 15 lottery distributors at 31 March 2002 totalled £4,127,025,203. This is broken down as follows.

£
Heritage Lottery Fund1,058,936,426
Sport England847,653,000
New Opportunities Fund881,804,894
Community Fund549,556,460
Arts Council of England245,735,456
Millennium Commission229,000,000
Film Council59,866,380
Sport Scotland53,300,138
UK Sports Council50,913,971
Sports Council of Wales39,435,417
Arts Council of Wales37,839,215
Scottish Arts Council35,566,366
Arts Council of Northern Ireland18,112,610
Sports Council of Northern Ireland14,360,700
Scottish Screen4,944,170

These funds will have been committed by distributors to a great number of projects, which could not be listed individually except at disproportionate cost.

Select Committee Report

Mr. John Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will publish the Government's response to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee's Fourth report on Communications. [66471]

Tessa Jowell: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and I are today jointly publishing the Government's response to the Select Committee's Fourth report on Communications. The response is available on both the DTI (www.dti.gov.uk) and DCMS (www.culture.gov.uk) websites. Copies of the response were laid before Parliament earlier today and placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Liabilities Management Authority

Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she expects to publish the White Paper on the Liabilities Management Authority. [65114]

Mr. Wilson: The White Paper on managing the nuclear legacy will be published shortly.

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with British Energy and BNFL on the proposed Liabilities Management Authority. [65003]

Mr. Wilson [holding answer 27 June 2002]: Since the announcement made by my hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on 28 November 2001, Official Report, column 990, my officials have had

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discussions with both companies on a range of issues, including the setting up of the Liabilities Management Authority (LMA).

A White Paper on managing the nuclear legacy will be published shortly. This will set out the Government's proposals for the LMA as a body responsible to Government for ensuring that public sector civil nuclear liabilities are dealt with safely, securely, cost-effectively and in ways which protect the environment for the benefit of current and future generations.

Dr. Jack Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made on the development of policy on nuclear liabilities management; when she expects to publish the White Paper; and if she will make a statement. [64857]

Mr. Wilson: The White Paper on managing the nuclear legacy will be published shortly.

Energy Policy

Mr. Peter Duncan: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what targets have been set for the development of combined heat and power plants. [64345]

Mr. Meacher: I have been asked to reply.

The Government have set a target of at least 10,000 MWe of installed combined heat and power by 2010. A draft "CHP Strategy to 2010" was launched for consultation by me on 15 May. The closing date for responses is 7 August 2002. The draft strategy sets out measures to support the achievement of the Government's CHP target. Copies of the draft strategy have been placed in the House of Commons Library.


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