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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will ensure that those areas of the
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country which are unable to receive digital terrestrial television for technical reasons have access to a free digital satellite service equivalent to Freeview at a comparable set-up cost. 
James Purnell: All the BBCs television services are broadcast without encryption and can be accessed by viewers using digital satellite receivers and dishes available from retailers. In addition, a free-to view satellite service offering all public service broadcasting channels was launched by BSkyB in 2004.
The Government believe there are considerable benefits for consumers in broadcasters continuing to promote the development of free to view satellite provision. This will help to drive digital take up in areas poorly served by digital terrestrial in the run up to digital switchover.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department expects the publication of Ofcom's Review of Electronic Programming Guides; and if she will make a statement. 
James Purnell: The matter is the responsibility of the Office of Communications (Ofcom) as independent regulator. Accordingly, my officials have asked the Chief Executive of Ofcom to respond directly to the hon. Member. Copies of the Chief Executive's letter will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department expects to publish its consultation on revised criteria for listing buildings; and if she will make a statement. 
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the outcome was of the recent meeting between the four sport consortiums and her Department to discuss the National Sports Foundation. 
Mr. Caborn [holding answer 20 June 2005]: Discussions with the National Governing Bodies for Sport about the National Sports Foundation are at an early stage and no decisions have been made. Further details will be announced in due course.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her Answers of 24 May 2005, Official Report, column 53W, on the National Sports Foundation, when the Government expects to announce the (a) location, (b) budget, (c) staffing requirements, (d) structure and (e) grant criteria for the National Sports Foundation. 
Mr. Andy Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what initiatives are (a) in place and (b) planned to meet the Department's public service agreement target to increase participation within priority groups, including women, by three per cent. by 2008. 
Mr. Caborn: DCMS is working with Sport England on a range of key interventions to increase participation within priority groups, including women and we are in the process of agreeing a delivery plan with Sport England for the PSA target,
By 2006, Government and the National Lottery will have committed over £1 billion to develop new or refurbished sports facilities. We aim to develop a comprehensive facilities strategy mapping out supply, demand and priorities for investment.
The creation of a National Sports Foundation, bringing together Government and the national governing bodies for sport, will be an investment fund for grassroots sport, with a £27 million initial investment as announced by the Chancellor in March.
In addition, Sport Action Zones (SAZs) were established in January 2000 as part of the Sport England Lottery Strategy to tackle sporting deprivation impacting on our target groups, in some of the most socially and environmentally deprived areas in the country.
There is no specific requirement under the BBC's Charter for the provision of Ulster Scots programmes in Northern Ireland. However, the BBC does provide a range of content in Ulster Scots and the Government's March Green Paper on the BBC made clear that its role should include provision in indigenous minority languages across a range of platforms.
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Mr. Ingram: The future aircraft carrier has been designed with the flexibility to operate a variety of aircraft, both fixed-wing and rotary. The planned composition of the first carrier's air group continues to be defined, but we anticipate that the Joint Combat Aircraft, which we expect to start taking delivery of in 2011, will be conducting flight trials from the new carrier when it enters service, as part of our progressive approach to providing the future carrier strike capability.
Mr. Touhig: The value of losses to the Ministry of Defence in each of the last five years are listed in the MOD's Annual Report and Accounts, copies of which are available in the Library of the House.
|Financial year||Value (£)|
|Port||Ship||Arrival date||Departure date|
|Gibraltar||RFA Fort Rosalie||4 March 2005||27 May 2005|
|Gibraltar||HMS Nottingham||31 March 2005||2 April 2005|
|Gibraltar||TIMS Invincible||6 April 2005||6 April 2005|
|Gibraltar||HMS Grafton||7 April 2005||8 April 2005|
|Gibraltar||HMS Enterprise||19 April 2005||20 April 2005|
|Gibraltar||RFA Orangeleaf||19 April 2005||28 April 2005|
|Gibraltar||HMS Manchester||21 April 2005||25 April 2005|
|Gibraltar||HMS Manchester||29 April 2005||2 May 2005|
|Gibraltar||HMS Scott||4 May 2005||9 May 2005|
|Gibraltar||RFA Sir Galahad||21 May 2005||29 May 2005|
|Gibraltar||RFA Black Rover||21 June 2005||Continuing|
|Port||Ship||Arrival date||Departure date|
|Barcelona||RFA Fort George||30 March 2005||4 April 2005|
|Palma||HMS Montrose||1 April 2005||5 April 2005|
|Barcelona||HMS Cardiff||17 April 2005||22 April 2005|
|Valencia||HMS Marlborough||19 April 2005||23 April 2005|
|Vigo||HMS Albion||22 April 2005||25 April 2005|
|El Ferrol||HMS Albion||26 April 2005||28 April 2005|
|Barcelona||HMS Chatham||5 May 2005||10 May 2005|
|Rota||RFA Fort Austin||9 May 2005||16 May 2005|
|Rota||RFA Fort Austin||18 May 2005||18 May 2005|
|Rota||HMS Cardiff||28 May 2005||31 May 2005|
|Vigo||HMS Ocean||28 May 2005||1 June 2005|
|Rota||HMS Cardiff||9 June 2005||11 June 2005|
|Rota||HMS Somerset||10 June 2005||14 June 2005|
|Rota||HMS Cardiff||11 June 2005||12 June 2005|
|Malaga||HMS Echo||22 June 2005||22 June 2005|
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