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Brian White: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to review the security of the Department's IT system; and how many digital attacks there were on the Department's system in (a) October and (b) 2002. 
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations British Government officials in (a) Zimbabwe and (b) other African countries have received over the last two years from John Bredenkamp and other representatives of ACS with regard to the sale of military equipment manufactured by BAe Systems; and when such representatives were received. 
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will launch an investigation into the supply of spare parts for the Zimbabwean Air Force's Mark 60 Hawk fighters. 
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on what legislative and other changes he proposes to make to the sanctions arrangements in relation to Zimbabwe. 
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether British Government officials in (a) Zimbabwe and (b) other African countries have had discussions over the last two years with John Bredenkamp (i) with regard to facilitating sales of military equipment from the UK and (ii) other matters; 
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initiative. In one meeting, Mr. Bredenkamp raised the allegations that had been made against him in the House on 6 March.
Annabelle Ewing : To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the Director-General of the BBC concerning the BBC's forthcoming review of news and current affairs output in Scotland. 
Mr. Steen : To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the additional cost to local authorities if responsibility for alcohol licences is transferred from the magistrates courts. 
Dr. Howells: There will be no additional burden on local authorities. Following the transfer of responsibility for alcohol licensing from the licensing justices to local authorities as proposed in the Licensing Bill, licensing fees will be set at a level that fully recovers the costs to local authorities and industry.
Tessa Jowell: We have received over 400 responses to the review of Lottery funding consultation paper launched in July. These include views from voluntary and community organisations, charities, local government, hon. Members, distributors and individual members of the public.
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Dr. Howells: The Licensing Bill will introduce flexible opening hourswith the potential for up to 24 hour opening seven days a week, although we expect most premises to extend their opening hours to a more modest extent. This will discourage the culture of binge-drinking before last orders, stimulate a more mature attitude towards alcohol consumption, and help reduce public disorder resulting from artificially early fixed closing times.
Mr. Caborn: #459 million is being invested by DCMS and DfES to transform physical education, school sport and club links over the next three years. The funding will help deliver a joint DfES/DCMS Public Service Agreement target to increase the percentage of children who spend at least two hours a week on high quality PE and school sport in and beyond schoolto 75 per cent. by 2006.
Mr. Caborn: We are working with DfES, Sport England, governing bodies and other partners to transform sports opportunities for young people both in school and in their communities. Initiatives include building on the foundations of the Specialist Sports College and School Sport Co-ordinator programmes, investing in local sports clubs facilities and junior provision and improving the range and quality of provision for gifted and talented young sports people.
Mr. Caborn: The Government is supporting a variety of initiatives to encourage and assist participation in sport by young people. For example, in September 2002 some 750 school sport co-ordinators and 3,500 primary or special school link teachers were in place working in 142 partnerships across England. In the community, the 45 county sports partnerships have developed 279 junior sport development plans and Sport England has been helping young people to improve their sporting skills through a co-ordinated programme that will provide access to organised sport.
18. Mr. Tynan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the promotion of UK tourism, while respecting the district identities of Scotland, England and Wales. 
Dr. Howells: On 31 October we announced plans to develop a lead Government body for inbound tourism to Britain and the marketing of England within Britain. This will create a more coherent marketing focus across Britain, one that ensures that England, Scotland and
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Dr. Howells: The licensing Bill has a clear focus on protecting children from harm. For the first time, it will be an offence to sell alcohol anywhere to under 18s. In addition, the package of measures in the White Paper, around which the Bill is based, made provision to legalise test purchasing to aid enforcement.
Extra funding will also be made available to the national museums to enable them to work in partnership with regional museums. Additionally there will be funds from the Department for Education and Skills to support museums' education.
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