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Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent consultations have been carried out by her Department with representatives of faith communities; and if she will make a statement. 
Implicit in this is a commitment to ensure that all of our sectors, be it arts, sport, heritage, museums, libraries and archives reflect and are accessible by the wide range of communities in the UK including people of all faiths and none. Also one of the 10 commitments in our Five-Year Plan published this year is that we will consult the public on an unprecedented scale ensuring that we are open and accountable.
The Central Religious Advisory Committee has been established to advise the BBC and Ofcom on religious broadcasting policy and comment on programmes once broadcast. Ofcom have also recently conducted research among people of different faiths about their perceptions of broadcast media.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from what date local authorities will be able to make a resolution not to issue licences for casinos under the Gambling Act 2005. 
Mr. Caborn: The Act provides for the Secretary of State to designate areas in which local authorities may issue premises licences for new-style regional, large or small casinos. The Secretary of State will designate areas in the first phase on the basis of advice from an independent advisory panel. In respect of possible locations in the South East the panel will have the opportunity to consider the views of the Assembly.
Mr. Caborn: Casino operating and premises licences will be awarded by the Gambling Commission and licensing authorities on the basis of the principles set out in sections 70 and 153 of the 2005 Act respectively. Where there are more premises licence applications which meet the criteria than available licences, the authority will make its decision on the basis of which of the competing applications would in its opinion be likely to result in the greatest benefits to its area.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department plans to produce guidance for local authorities on their powers under the Gambling Act 2005 to pass a resolution not to issue a casino licence. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many laptop computers have been used by (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in her Department in each year since 1995; how many have been (i) lost and (ii) stolen in that period; what the cost was of the use of laptops in that period; and if she will make a statement. 
(c) Due to the turnover of staff and equipment, we do not hold records of laptop loans back to 1995. Our records show that DCMS currently has 109 laptops. Since 1998, the number of laptops lost by staff or stolen from staff is:
James Purnell: Data on licence revocations is collected every three years. This is collated by Court or Petty Session Division, rather than by borough or other local authority area. The data also relates to public houses only.
The total numbers of licences revoked in England and Wales, and in Greater London, were as follows for the years in which data has been collected since 1997 (all figures refer to the year ended 30 June):
|England and Wales||165||99||186|
|Greater London||Not available||5||8|
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many National Lottery grants were given in each London borough in the last five years; and what the total value was. 
|Barking and Dagenham||Barnet||Bexley||Brent||Bromley||Camden|
|2005 to date|
|City of London||Croydon||Ealing||Enfield||Greenwich||Hackney|
|2005 to date|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||Haringey||Harrow||Havering||Hillingdon||Hounslow|
|200 to date|
|Newham||Redbridge||Richmond upon Thames||Southwark||Sutton||Tower Hamlets|
|Value (£)||3,439,356||278,165||2,531,802||9,656,444||1,092, 823||19,881,127|
|Value (£)||15,357,473||2,022,975||4,365,199||13,983,576||4,963, 318||16,835,823|
|Value (£)||10,681,257||3,981,773||1,440,621||10,994,932||3,057, 242||13,037,675|
|Value (£)||5,484,270||1,406,239||7,102,254||19,415,890||1,610, 387||9,081,972|
|Value (£)||2,937,101||3,617,751||3,786,674||10,428,846||1,687, 329||9,777,955|
|2005 to date|
|200 to date|
The 'location' of the project is based on the postcode given by the applicant, which is not necessarily where the benefit of the award will be felt. For example no single London borough would describe where a theatre tour took place.
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