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Tessa Jowell: The details of each public appointment, made by myself and my Department's Ministers, are announced on my Department's website at www.culture.gov.uk/public appointments. The public appointments made in the last financial year, ending 31 March 2005, were as follows:
|National Gallery||Prof. Mervyn King|
|National Heritage Memorial Fund||Dr. Tristram Hunt|
|Dr. Brian Lang MA PhD|
|Matthew Saunders MBE|
|National Maritime Museum||Admiral The Lord Boyce GCB OBE|
|Sir John Guinness CB|
|Alan Titchmarsh MBE|
|National Museums Liverpool||Professor Drummond Bone|
|National Portrait Gallery||Zeinab Badawi|
|Public Lending Right Advisory Committee||Anthony Bradman|
|Royal Armouries||Jon Hammond|
|Royal Parks Advisory Board||Prof. Sir Peter Crane|
|S4C||John Walter Jones|
|Winston Roddick CB QC|
|Sport England||Michael Farrar|
|Tate Gallery||Melanie Clore|
|Theatres Trust||Jason Barnes|
|Simon Callow CBE|
|UK Film Council||Andrew Eaton|
|Victoria and Albert Museum||Betty Jackson|
|Samir Shah OBE|
|VisitBritain||Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge|
Mr. Caborn: The Government will ask the Gambling Commission to advise on the impact of the one regional, eight large and eight small casinos permitted by the Gambling Act 2005 no earlier than three years after the award of the first premises licence.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of (a) people and (b) households in (i) Kingston and Surbiton constituency and (ii) London can receive analogue but not digital television signals. 
James Purnell: The vast majority of households in the UK can, with the appropriate equipment, receive digital television services via at least one of digital satellite, digital terrestrial, cable or DSL broadband.
We do not have a breakdown of coverage by constituency or town but the Government are committed to ensuring that at digital switchover everyone in the UK who can currently get the main public service broadcasting channels in analogue form (BBC1 and 2, ITV, Channel 4/S4C and Five) can receive them on digital systems.
Mr. Caborn: I hope to attend the Final in Leeds on 26 November, subject to diary commitments, but my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State is unable to attend any of the forthcoming Tri-Nations rugby league matches.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement
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on progress being made with the new Wembley stadium; and when she expects it to be open for sporting events. 
Mr. Binley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK position is on the proposed United Nations Security Council resolution that would require the regime in Burma to work with the United Nations to restore democracy to Burma and release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all prisoners of conscience; and if he will make a statement. 
The UK remains deeply concerned about the political and human rights situation in Burma. The UK has been at the forefront of all efforts over many years to bring pressure to bear on the military regime to reform and respect human rights. We fully support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative to Burma, Tan Sri Razali Ismail, and the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights, Sergio Pinheiro, and call on Burma's military regime to co-operate fully with them, and to allow them full access to Burma.
We regularly raise our concerns about the continued detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all other prisoners of conscience in Burma with the military regime, most recently on 26 October, when our ambassador in Rangoon met the Burmese Home Minister, Major General Maung Oo.
Mark Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the recent violence in the Walungu territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
Ian Pearson: Areas of instability remain in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In Ituri and the Kivus, the security situation remains fragile, with civilians continuing to suffer abuses by armed groups.
We were appalled by the recent atrocities against civilians in South Kivu, including those committed near Walungu, which have been attributed to hard-line elements of the Rwandan Hutu rebel group, the Forces Democratiques de Libe"ration du Rwanda (FDLR).
We support the UN peacekeeping mission's robust approach to protecting civilians and tackling armed groups in Ituri, which they are beginning to replicate in the Kivus. Despite these efforts to disrupt the activities of the FDLR, the FDLR continues to persecute civilians. We have urged regional governments to work together to disarm these groups.
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Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people in his Department (a) were relocated in 200405 and (b) are expected to be relocated in 200506 following the Lyons review; where they have been relocated; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many full-time equivalent employee reductions as a result of the Gershon review have been made; what (a) cost savings relating to IT projects and (b) total value of efficiency savings (i) were achieved in 200405 and (ii) are expected to be achieved in 200506; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Straw: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois) on 28 October 2005, Official Report, column 635W, on the progress of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's efficiency programme.
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