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Green Ministers

Mr. Horam: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many departmental Green Ministers there have been since 1997. [198312]

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Estelle Morris: There have been five DCMS Green Ministers.


Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether she has received any representations to extend the life of the Horserace Betting Levy Board; [199050]

(2) what discussions she has had with the British Horseracing Board about the recent European Court of Justice decision concerning modernisation of British horseracing; and what the conclusions were; [199051]

(3) what assessment she has made of the impact the recent European Court of Justice ruling will have on the implementation of the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act 2004; [199052]

(4) what assessment she has made of the impact of the recent European Court of Justice ruling on the modernisation of British horseracing. [199053]

Mr. Caborn: Following the recent ruling of the European Court of Justice in relaxation to database rights the British Horseracing Board asked the Government to extend the Horserace Betting Levy. The Government is not currently persuaded that the ruling provides sufficient reason to suspend the planned timetable for the implementation of the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act; but I met the Chairman of the Board on 15 November to discuss the implications of the ruling. We agreed to meet again to discuss this issue further in the light of the full assessment, which the Board will now be undertaking.


Brian White: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down by year of enactment. [195627]

Mr. Caborn: It has not proved possible to respond to my hon. Friend in the time available before Prorogation.

Lottery Funding

Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the annual Sports Lottery has distributed in grants since 1994. [198334]

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Mr. Caborn: Information on Lottery distribution, in terms of the amounts authorised for payment out of the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) to the distributing bodies for payments to grant recipients, can be obtained from the National Lottery Distribution Fund Annual Accounts for the years 1994–95 to 2002–03 inclusive. In each year's Accounts, a table headed "Reconciliation of amounts available to distributing bodies" gives the amounts "Authorised for payment to distributing bodies". This equals the amount drawn down from the NLDF by the distributors. The aggregate amounts drawn down by the sports distributors in each financial year from 1994–95 are given in the following table. Copies of the full NLDF accounts are available in the House of Commons Library.
Total drawn down from the NLDF by sports Lotterydistributing bodies


The NLDF Annual Accounts for 2003–04 are currently being audited prior to publication.

Mr. Chris Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 8 November, Official Report, column 513W, on the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), if she will issue general guidelines to the HLF to permit the trustees to support projects relating to the heritage of the UK but located overseas. [198337]

Mr. Caborn: The National Heritage Acts 1980 and 1997 do not exclude applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund from applicants incorporated abroad, or which relate to projects based abroad, nor do existing policy directions from the Secretary of State do so. However Trustees of the Fund have decided that, because of difficulties of public access and involvement in projects based abroad, these projects will continue to be a low priority.

Mr. Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Heritage Lottery funding has been awarded on average to each unitary authority in England in each year since 1997. [198665]

Mr. Caborn: The information is in the following table:
Heritage Lottery Fund awards awarded to unitary authorities in England in each year since 1997

Sum of net decision value (£)
Calendar year
Local authority1997199819992000200120022003
Bath and North East Somerset1,286,700483,9001,476,000157,40002,931,412284,600
Blackburn with Darwen025,900622,50029,0352,679,40018,0901,625,785
Bracknell Forest101,0000001,077,000050,000
Brighton and Hove8,390,5751,257,34401,273,70044,550277,400798,400
Bristol, City of328,3004,822,6002,784,00010,029,8505,399,5003,153,309928,200
County of Herefordshire684,770600,200723,50083,6001,758,800810,5001,442,999
East Riding of Yorkshire645,391565,600192,3793,487,000164,5501,594,732351,600
Isle of Wight0139,5004,729591,0003,186,5001,027,6701,076,856
Kingston upon Hull, City of3,500,000625,400005,251,7691,288,050115,100
Milton Keynes00346,600049,90040,881124,400
North East Lincolnshire25,9960055,800299,00048,66844,300
North Lincolnshire43,600054,900928361,30049,280436,300
North Somerset133,8001,715,8254,627,171132,8601,108,655426,350106,500
Redcar and Cleveland40,50024,6241,152,600870,900024,00050,000
South Gloucestershire140,0000772,000181,1003,45864,6100
Telford and Wrekin52,600134,4275,993,50016,800250,00090,00099,935
West Berkshire707,70000004,384,583149,500
Windsor and Maidenhead27,000234,000021,900000
Grand Total49,785,05925,717,43438,641,75936,047,24841,854,69534,762,06233,814,021

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Ministerial Visits

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what ministerial visits are planned for each Minister in her Department in the next six months; and if she will make a statement. [195077]

Mr. Caborn: The following ministerial visits have been planned:
Planned visits
Secretary of State—2005
19 JanuaryEast Midlands
26 JanuaryYorks and Humber
8–9 FebruaryNorth West
20–26 FebruarySouth Africa
1–2 MarchNorth East
8–9 MarchSouth West
Richard Caborn—2005
31 JanuaryNorth West
1 FebruaryEast Midlands
9 FebruarySouth East
15 FebruaryEssex
22 FebruaryYorks and Humberside
17 MarchNorth West
Estelle Morris
25 NovemberNorth East
7 DecemberNorth West
16 DecemberWest Midlands
21 JanuaryWest Midlands
26 JanuarySouth West
4 FebruaryWest Midlands
11 FebruaryWest Midlands
15 MarchSouth East
Andrew McIntosh
3 DecemberNorth East
21 JanuarySouth East
2 MarchSouth East

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