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Secondary School Funding

Claire Ward: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the funding per head for secondary school pupils in Watford constituency (a) was in 1997 and (b) is in 2004. [196573]

Mr. Miliband: The information requested is produced according to local education authority areas rather than districts within an area. Watford is a district of Hertfordshire local education authority. Total funding per pupil for pupils aged 11–15 in Hertfordshire was £3,260 in 1997–98 and £4,090 in 2004–05, an increase of 25 per cent. in real terms. This includes funding via Education Formula Spending/Standard Spending Assessment and Grants, and excludes the pensions transfer to EPS.

1. Price base: Real terms at 2003–04 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 30 June 2004. 2. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of education SSA/EFS settlements and exclude the pensions transfers to EFS made in 2003–04 and 2004–05. 3. Total funding also includes all revenue grants in DfES Departmental Expenditure Limits relevant to pupils aged 11–15 and exclude Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) and grants not allocated at LEA level. 4. The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to £ per pupil are those underlying the SSA/EFS settlement calculations. The figures are rounded to the nearest £10. 5. The 2004–05 figures are provisional as some grants have not yet been finalised/audited.

Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order

Mr. Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake to comply with the Sustainable Energy (CHP Provisions) Order 2003. [194431]

Mr. Stephen Twigg: My Department remains committed to reducing energy use. We already have a number of measures in place including the purchase of renewable energy and a building heated from the incineration of waste material. Performance is regularly monitored, reviewed and updated to ensure continuous improvement.

The Framework for Sustainable Development on Government Estate target already forms part of the Department Energy Strategy. Plans to integrate the
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requirements of the CHP Sustainable Energy Act 2003 are already being considered. These include the purchase of electricity from these sources and the feasibility of developing on-site CHP plant capability.


Departmental Press Releases

Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many press releases have been issued by her Department in each month of 2004; and if she will make a statement. [195441]

Mr. Caborn: Numbers of press releases issued by the Department in each month of 2004 were as follows:


Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the locations are of the casinos already in existence in the UK. [194666]

Mr. Caborn [holding answer 1 November 2004]: There are currently 134 casinos operating in the United Kingdom. A list of these casinos and their locations is as follows.
Casinos-currently operating

Casino nameLicensing area
International CasinoAberdeen
Gala CasinoAberdeen
Stanley Wirral CasinoBirkenhead
Stanley China Palace CasinoBirmingham
Stanley Midland Wheel ClubBirmingham
Rainbow CasinoBirmingham
Grosvenor CasinoBirmingham
Gala International CasinoBirmingham
Stanley CasinoBirmingham
Stanley CasinoBlackpool
Paris CasinoBlackpool
Grosvenor CasinoBlackpool
Stanley CasinoBolton
Gala CasinoBournemouth
Stanley CasinoBournemouth
Napoleons Casino ClubBradford
Gala CasinoBradford
Brighton International CasinoBrighton and Hove
Rendezvous CasinoBrighton and Hove
Grosvenor Casino x2Brighton and Hove
Gala CasinoBristol
Triangle CasinoBristol
Grosvenor CasinoBristol
Stanley Annabelle CasinoBristol
Grosvenor CasinoCardiff
Les Croupiers CasinoCardiff
Gala Electric CasinoCardiff
Stanley CasinoCoventry
Stanley Annabelle CasinoCoventry
Carlton Casino ClubDerby
Stanley CasinoDerby
Castle Hill CasinoDudley
Gala CasinoDundee
Stanley Edinburgh CasinoEdinburgh
Gala Maybury CasinoEdinburgh
Stanley Cascades CasinoEdinburgh
Rendezvous CasinoLondon (South Western)
Napoleons CasinoLondon (South Western)
50 St. JamesLondon (South Western)
Hard Rock CasinoLondon (South Western)
Crockfords ClubLondon (South Western)
Aspinall'sLondon (South Western)
Golden NuggetLondon (South Western)
Les Ambassadeurs ClubLondon (South Western)
Gala Casino (Piccadilly)London (South Western)
Grosvenor CasinoLondon (West)
London Park Tower CasinoLondon (West)
Mint CasinoLondon (West)
The Connoissuer ClubLondon (West)
MaximsLondon (West)
Luton International CasinoLuton
Grosvenor CasinoLuton
Stanley CasinoLuton
Stanley St. Anne's CasinoLytham St. Anne's
Grosvenor Casino (Empire St)Manchester
Stanley Strand CasinoManchester
Stanley Casino (The Circus)Manchester
Rendezvous Casino Club #Manchester
Grosvenor Casino (Whitworth)Manchester
Hard Rock CasinoManchester
Grosvenor Casino (George Street)Manchester
Stanley Cascades CasinoMargate and Ramsgate
Stanley CasinoNewcastle-upon-Tyne
Grosvenor CasinoNewcastle-upon-Tyne
Gala Regent CasinoNorthampton
Gala CasinoNorthampton
Gala Casino (Bridlesmith Gate)Nottingham
Gala Casino (Maid Marion Way)Nottingham
Victoria ClubNottingham
Grosvenor CasinoPlymouth
Stanley Grand CasinoPlymouth
Grosvenor CasinoPortsmouth and Southsea
Stanley Berkeley CasinoEdinburgh
Stanley Berkeley CasinoGlasgow
Gala Merchant City CasinoGlasgow
Gala Riverboat CasinoGlasgow
Gala CasinoGlasgow
Gala Rotunda CasinoGlasgow
Grosvenor CasinoGreat Yarmouth
Stanley Kings CasinoGreat Yarmouth
Grosvenor CasinoHuddersfield
Napoleons Casino ClubKingston-upon-Hull
Gala CasinoKingston-upon-Hull
Grosvenor Casino (Merrion)Leeds
Napoleons Casino ClubLeeds
Gala CasinoLeeds
Grosvenor Casino (Moortown)Leeds
Stanley Annabelle CasinoLeicester
Stanley CasinoLeicester
Stanley Grand CasinoLiverpool
Stanley CasinoLiverpool
Leo CasinoLiverpool
Grosvenor CasinoLiverpool
Gala CasinoLondon (East Central)
Gala CasinoLondon (East Central)
Grosvenor Victoria CasinoLondon (North Western)
Gala Golden HorseshoeLondon (North Western)
Gala Barracuda CasinoLondon (North Western)
Palm Beach CasinoLondon (South Western)
Ritz ClubLondon (South Western)
Colony ClubLondon (South Western)
Clermont ClubLondon (South Western)
Stanley CasinoPortsmouth and Southsea
Grosvenor Casino (Osborne)Portsmouth and Southsea
Grosvenor CasinoRamsgate
Grosvenor CasinoReading
Reading Sporting ClubReading
Stanley Albion CasinoSalford
Grosvenor CasinoSalford
Grosvenor CasinoScarborough
Grosvenor CasinoSheffield
Napoleons (Ecclesali)Sheffield
Napoleons (Owlerton)Sheffield
Grosvenor CasinoSouthampton
Harbour House CasinoSouthampton
Stanley CasinoSouthampton
Westcliff Sporting ClubSouthend-on-Sea
Spielers CasinoSouthend-on-Sea
Rendezvous Casino ClubSouthend-on-Sea
Stanley CasinoSouthport
Casino 36Stockport
Gala CasinoStockport
Grosvenor CasinoStoke-on-Trent
Stanley CasinoStoke-on-Trent
Gala CasinoSunderland
Grosvenor CasinoSwansea
Gala CasinoTeesside
Stanley Torquay CasinoTorbay (Torquay)
Sorrento CasinoWalsall
Grosvenor CasinoWalsall
The Shaftesbury CasinoWest Bromwich
Gala CasinoWolverhampton
Rubicon CasinoWolverhampton

Brighton and Hove currently has two Grosvenor casinos in its licensing area.

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Hut Preservation (Ross Island)

Mr. Chris Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues in relation to the preservation of the huts built on Ross Island in Antarctica by the expeditions of Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton; and if she will make a statement. [196106]

Mr. Caborn: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has discussed the on-going preservation and conservation of the huts of the Antarctic explorers Scott and Shackleton with the Prime Minister of New Zealand which has territorial responsibility for the Ross Dependency in Antarctica where the huts are located. In September, my right hon. Friend the Minister for Media and Heritage met the High Commissioner of New Zealand to discuss proposals by the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust to preserve the huts.

The British Government are keen to support New Zealand's efforts to preserve these historic huts. In 2002, the Government, through the Government of the British Antarctic Territory, donated £70,000 to support the proposed Ross Sea heritage restoration project developed by the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust. Officials in my Department have also been exploring funding options to assist with this but no suitable sources of funding within the UK heritage
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sector have been found. However, the Government will continue to support fundraising efforts for the preservation of these unique huts.

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