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Mr. Lammy: The Government are committed to supporting music in all its forms. We are achieving this through increased investmentfunding to music through Arts Council England has more than doubled since 1997 to over £100 million this year.
Tessa Jowell: London's bid is in great shape. The publication of the International Olympic Committee's evaluation report last Monday reflects that. We are in a very strong position and we will be doing everything we can over the coming weeks to secure the greatest prize in sport.
The costs of staging and operating the Games would be met by income from ticket sales, sponsorship and licensing and by a contribution from the International Olympic Committee.
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16. Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the requirement for further infrastructure development to achieve a successful Olympic games in London in 2012. 
Tessa Jowell: The candidature file submitted to the IOC in November 2004 included assessments of both the sporting infrastructure and of the services and utilities requirements within the Olympic park.
15. Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to commemorate the 200th anniversary in 2007 of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. 
Mr. Lammy: We are considering with Home Office colleagues how best to mark the occasion but a great deal of work is already in hand. My Department will meet the £250,000 per year running costs of the new Slavery Gallery in Liverpool, due to open in 2007. Many of our museums and galleries and heritage sites are planning to mark the anniversary with special exhibitions and educational programmes.
We have a PSA target to increase participation within priority groups of the general population, by 3 per cent. by 2008. At present, existing data on the levels of participation in the population are variable. However, we will measure progress on our target via a DCMS participation survey from autumn 2005.
In schools, our joint target with the DfES is to enhance the take-up of sporting opportunities by 5 to 16-year-olds so that the percentage of schoolchildren in England who spend a minimum of two hours each week on high quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum increases from 25 per cent. in 2002 to 75 per cent. by 2006, and 85 per cent. by 2008, and to at least 75 per cent. in each School Sport Partnership by 2006. The Equality Standard for Sport, launched last year, is a framework to guide sports and community organisations towards achieving equality. Its aim is to widen access and increase the participation and involvement in sport and physical activity from under-represented individuals, groups, and communities.
19. Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations she has received from sporting bodies about charges for policing major events; and what steps she is taking in conjunction with other Government Departments to ensure that such costs are, as far as practicable, (a)affordable and (b) in line with charges for other sporting and public events. 
Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the costs have been of the development and operation of the Active Spaces scheme; and how many people have used it to date. 
The cost of Active Places will be £5.2 million over three years. These costs cover the initial development, updating of the data and hosting of the system. Active Places is joint funded by The Big Lottery Fund and Sport England.
James Purnell: As we said in our manifesto, we will achieve digital switchover between 2008 and 2012 ensuring universal access to high-quality, free-to-view and subscription digital TV. This will happen region by region, and we will make sure that the interests of elderly people and other vulnerable groups are protected.
Arts Council England currently provide regular funding for 248 theatre companies in England, including producing and touring companies and presenting theatres. ACE have also published the National Policy for Theatre in England which provides a strategic framework and identifies priorities for both ACE and the sector.
Arts Council England currently provide regular funding of over £24 million for 68 classical music organisations. As well as increasing support for opera and symphony orchestras since 199899, ACE have increased support to chamber orchestras by almost 50 per cent. since 200304.
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