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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the real terms percentage increase in allocated resources for her Department (a) was for the period 199798 to 200405 and (b) is estimated to be between 200506 and 200708 (i) for each period and (ii) for each year. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) do not have comparable figures for 199798 and 199899. The real terms percentage increase year-on-year of allocated resources for the DCMS for 19992000 through to 200708 are as follows:
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in her Department have been relocated into London and the South East in each of the last five years for which records are available. 
Charles Hendry: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will take steps to ensure the Department's websites attain the W3C AAA standard of accessibility for people with visual and other disabilities; and if she will set a target date for this standard to be achieved by. 
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her most recent estimate is of the date by which households across Tamworth constituency will be able to receive digital terrestrial broadcasts. 
Digital Switchover will enable coverage for digital terrestrial television to reach the same level as that of the current analogue signals. It will take place in the Tamworth constituency (Central region) in 2011.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the income was from all sources
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at the English Heritage properties at (a) Stonehenge, (b) Old Sarum and (c) Wardour Castle in each of the last five years. 
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|Old Wardour Castle||41,141||53,123||67,986||81,774||83,618|
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2005, Official Report, column 1136W, on departmental spending, if her Department will publish the guidelines issued to the Government Art Collection relating to the purchase of art. 
Mr. Lammy: The Government Art Collection (GAC) is part of DCMS; its acquisition policy is guided by the advisory committee on the GAC, which is a non-departmental public body. This meets three times a year, members being both independent and ex-officio, including three national collection directors.
The Department does not issue guidelines to the GAC relating to the purchase of works of art. There is a formal acquisitions policy approved by the advisory committee and the DCMS management board and I am arranging for copies of that document to be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance she has issued on the circumstances that would require a person holding a charity fundraising event in their (a) home and (b) garden to need to apply for a licence. 
James Purnell: My Department has not issued any specific statutory guidance, however it has issued supplementary advice and guidance on its website in respect of garden fe(r)tes and this information can be found at:
The provisions of the Act mean that garden fe(r)tes, or functions or events of a similar nature, are exempt from the requirement for a licence when providing public entertainment provided they are not being promoted or held for purposes of private gain. However, if alcohol or late night refreshment is to be sold, a licence will be required for those activities. These events would generally require a temporary events notice.
James Purnell: On 25 February 2004 the National Audit Office (NAO) published the findings of its value for money investigation of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. The NAO found that
NESTA has established generally sound approaches to selecting which projects to support and to managing its portfolio of awards and two of its three funding programmes have done well to generate interest and applications."
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether she plans to change the emphasis placed on (a) science, (b) technology and (c) the arts by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts; 
James Purnell: Pursuant to Section 17 (3) of the National Lottery Act 1998 my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State can only make such amendments by order at the request of NESTA. To date, no such requests have been received.
NESTA's role will continue to be to support and promote talent, innovation and creativity in the fields of science, technology and the arts. NESTA has full autonomy to determine the emphasis in each area.
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the return on investment generated by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts has been in each year since its inception. 
The return on NESTA's investments is listed as follows for both Fund A (NESTA's core endowment, invested on their behalf by the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt in accordance with NESTA's Financial Directions) and Fund B. (the Endowment's income, invested by NESTA), for each year for which audited figures are available.
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