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Jon Cruddas: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the arts in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham have received in Government grants in each year since 2001. 
|Funding stream||Grant programme||200102||200203||200304|
|Grant in aid||Regularly Funded Organisations||33,530||43,542||38,030|
|Grants for the arts, Individuals(10)||||||5,000|
|Lottery||Regional Arts Lottery Programme||22,000||75,040||17,399|
|Grants for the arts, Organisations(10)||||||233,500|
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what grants are available to Chorley Football Club to enable it (a) to stay at Victory Park and (b) to move to a new ground. 
Mr. Caborn: Grants are available from the Football Foundation's Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) to clubs playing in the football league, conference or national league system, down to step seven and below, who wish to improve their facilities or relocate to new grounds.
The ground floor rooms of Clarence House are used by The Prince of Wales for receiving and entertaining official guests and visitors; approximately 4,000 were received or entertained during the last year. The rooms are open during the summer when His Royal Highness is not in residence; approximately 42,500 members of the public visited Clarence House this summer.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the contracts awarded by her Department to consultants in (a) 1996, (b) 1997 and (c) 1998; what the (i) name of the consulting company, (ii) value of the contract and (iii) purpose of the contract was in each case; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Caborn: Detailed records of contracts are not retained for the years 1996, 1997 and 1998. In the financial year 199596 the cost of consultants was £164,000, in 199697 it was £309,000 and in 199798 it was £728,000.
Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many consultancy firms or companies have been retained by the Department since June 2001; what the projects are for which each has been retained; and what the total is of the fees paid or incurred in each case. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on Creative Partnerships in each year from 200304 (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the total budget of Creative Partnerships; how much she estimates her Department will spent in each year until 200708; and if she will make a statement. 
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Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the Department's target is for the interval between publication of (a) departmental announcements and documents and (b) material published by public bodies for which her Department has oversight and their posting online; and what the average interval was in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Caborn: The Department aims to make all announcements and documents available online at the same time as they are otherwise released. No 30-minute target exists. However, we require a maximum of three days lead-in time to make documents compliant with the Disability and Discrimination Act accessibility guidance when they are to be published online so, in certain circumstances, simultaneous publication is not possible. The information on the targets set by DCMS bodies for publishing online could be discovered only at disproportionate cost.
Brian White: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of the Department's (a) implemented and (b) planned computer systems use open source software; and what plans are in place to raise this level. 
Estelle Morris: Free to air digital services via Digital Terrestrial Television are unlikely to be available throughout the High Peak area until Switchover because of spectrum constraints. The BBC and Ofcom believe that Switchover could start to happen as early as 2007 and be completed by 2012.
Discussions are taking place between the Government, Ofcom, and the Public Service Broadcasters and other stakeholders on the detailed plans for switchover. However, no specific dates have been set for the conversion of individual transmitters (with the exception of the Technical Trial transmitter in Ferryside where we plan Switchover in March 2005).
Some free to air services are available via digital satellite. Unfortunately, a regional breakdown of digital satellite reception is not possible, but, according to Ofcom figures, digital satellite coverage currently stands at between 96 per cent. and 98 per cent. of all UK households.
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