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18. David Mundell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure that visitBritain maximises the tourism opportunities arising from holding the G8 summit. 
James Purnell: In view of the events of last Thursday, it would be inappropriate to discuss the G8 summit in terms of tourism. VisitBritain works continuously to use major international events to promote Britain overseas. That work will continue.
Derek Wyatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department expects to respond to the Sixth Report of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, HC 414, Session 200405, on The Market for Art. 
Mr. Andy Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with manufacturers and installers of play equipment on the implementation of the play programme for England of the Big Lottery Fund. 
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will ensure representatives of European trade unions are invited to the Conference on Culture and Commerce, being organised by her Department. 
Mr. Lammy: Government support for opera is channelled through Arts Council England (ACE). All of the opera organisations funded by the Arts Council have policies in place to improve access to a wider and more diverse audience including ticket pricing policies, touring and the work of their education departments.
[holding answer 7 July 2005]: We are fully committed to seeking Parliament's approval to amend the Osborne Estate Act 1902. There are no conditions attached to this, other than the need to find a suitable legislative slot.
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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions her Department has had with the Treasury on releasing public sector spectrum to the market; and if she will make a statement. 
Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding was allocated to Sport England by her Department in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) Government region and (b) parliamentary constituency; and if she will make a statement. 
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James Purnell: The data collected by the Home Office relate to all offences under the Wireless Telegraphy Acts of 1949 to 1967, most though not all of which involve television licence evasion. The number of people proceeded against for such offences at magistrates courts in Hampshire in each of the last five years for which information is available was:
James Purnell: The BBC, as television licensing authority, is responsible for interpreting the licensing regulations and determining the licensing requirements for specific equipment. However, the general position is that a television licence is required to install or use a television receiver, which is defined in regulations as any apparatus installed or used for the purpose of receiving any television programme service. Mobile or portable devices are not exempt from the licensing requirements, but a television licence for a person's home address covers the use, anywhere else in the United Kingdom, by the licensee or any person normally living with them at the licensed address, of a portable television receiver powered solely by its own internal batteries.
The data available relate to all offences under the Wireless Telegraphy Acts of 1949 to 1967 in England and Wales, and to all offences under the 1949 Act in Scotland, most though not all of which involve television licence evasion. The number of people
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proceeded against for such offences in England, Scotland and Wales, in each year since 2000 for which information is available, was:
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households in the Mid-Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency are in receipt of the free television licence for over 75-year-olds. 
James Purnell: TV Licensing, who administer free television licences for people aged 75 or over as agents for the BBC, are not able to provide geographical breakdowns of the number of free licences issued. However, the number of households with at least one person aged 75 or over claiming the winter fuel payment in the Mid-Bedfordshire constituency in 200405 was 4,745, according to Department for Work and Pensions records.
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