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Mr. Alan Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what living accommodation at St. James's Palace was allotted to members of the Royal Family prior to the move by HRH Prince Charles to Clarence House; to which members; and what the current disposition of that accommodation is. 
Prior to the Prince of Wales moving into Clarence House, St. James's Palace provided the official London residences for the Prince of Wales, the Princess
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Royal and Princess Alexandra. The move has had no impact on the apartments of the Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra.
The former official residence of the Prince of Wales is being converted into office accommodation which will be used by staff from the Prince of Wales's household. Their previous offices in St. James's Palace are to be taken over by the Royal Collection Department.
Mr. Alan Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what residential accommodation at Buckingham Palace was allocated to members of the Royal Family, and to which members, (a) in 1999 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of York and Earl and Countess
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of Wessex also have residential accommodation in the Palace for use when they are in London. The position is unchanged between 1999 and now.
Brian Cotter: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the level of Government grant in aid was to each regional tourist board in England in each year since 1997 (a) per head of population and (b) in real terms; and what the proportion was of (i) overseas and (ii) domestic tourists in England in each regional tourist board area in the same period. 
Mr. Caborn: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) provided grant in aid to the English Tourism Council (ETC, formerly the English Tourist Board) between 199798 and 200203. Grant in aid was paid by the ETC to the Regional Tourist Boards (RTBs) as shown in the following table:
|East of England||557||432||427||633||868||806|
|Heart of England||528||545||494||692||931||793|
|Regional Development Agency(7)||£000|
|East of England||543|
|South East England||744|
|South West England||403|
|Yorkshire and the Number||360|
|North West and Cumbria(8)||0.09||0.09||0.08||0.12||0.19||0.15|
|Heart of England||0.06||0.06||0.05||0.07||0.10||0.08|
|East of England||0.11||0.08||0.08||0.12||0.16||0.15|
|Southern and South East(8)||0.11||0.11||0.10||0.12||0.16||0.16|
|Proportion of total domestic tourism visits||Proportion of total overseas tourism visits|
|East of England||9||10||11||7||6||7|
|Heart of England||17||17||18||9||9||11|
|North West and Cumbria||11||10||11||6||6||6|
|Tourism South East||19||20||19||16||17||16|
Mr. Caborn: In April 2003, functions of the British Tourist Authority and the English Tourism Council (ETC) were merged to form VisitBritain. Grant in aid for the ETC for the period 200003 was as follows:
In addition, £3.8 million was awarded to the ETC in 200102 and further £1 million in 200203 from the Reserve to help tourism recover from the impact of foot and mouth and the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. In 200203, the ETC was also awarded £3.6 million over two years from the Invest to Save Budget to support the development of the EnglandNet project to establish an on-line tourism network for England.
Jim Dowd: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what TV Licensing's policy is on the number of times a household which has declared that it does not hold a TV licence because it has no television is re-contacted to verify that declaration; how much such re-contacting cost in the latest year for which figures are available; how many households fell within this category in the most recent year for which figures are available, expressed (a) in numerical terms and (b) as a proportion of UK households; and if she will make representations to TV Licensing to make these procedures less burdensome on householders. 
Estelle Morris: The BBC has statutory responsibility for the administration of the television licensing system and TV Licensing carries out the day to day administration under contract to the Corporation. I have therefore asked the BBC's Head of Revenue Management to consider the questions raised by my hon. Friend and to write to him direct, placing a copy of the letter in the Library of the House.
As part of BBC Charter Review, the Government will be considering how the Corporation should be funded after the expiry of the current Charter, including whether the existing arrangements might be improved.
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