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Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) salary bill was and (b) administrative costs were for her Department in (i) each (A) nation and (B) region of the UK and (ii)London in 200405. 
The administration budgets regime overseen by the Treasury relates to Whitehall departments only. How administration costs are controlled in the devolved Administrations is a matter for them. Treasury do not monitor regional or central London administration costs separately.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects are planned by her Department in (i) 200506 and (ii) 200607; and what the expected costs are of each project. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has no planned building projects in either year. It is planning to refurbish its main headquarters building in London but has yet to agree tenders for the work.
The Royal Parks have no planned building projects in either year. But the refurbishment of the Royal Parks office building in Kensington Gardens is estimated to cost about £50,000 in 200506; that of the Old Police House in Hyde will cost about £250,000 in 200506.
Mr. MacNeil: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total value is of (a) catering and (b) entertainment contracts let by her Department; and what the value of such contracts has been let in each nation and region of the UK, including London. 
(a) A new contract was placed as from October 2004 to cover catering and hospitality 1 at the Department's London HQ building on a fixed price basis. The annual cost of the contract should not exceed £53,000.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether a Minister in her Department is planned to be nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the Office for Disability Issues; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy: Anne McGuire, the Minister for Disabled People, has overall responsibility for the Office for Disabled Issues (ODI). The Minister for Disabled People chairs a cross-government steering group which includes ministerial representatives from the Department of Health, Department for Education and Skills, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Department for Transport and Department of Trade and Industry. Iam the Minister in this Department nominated to take responsibility for liaison with the ODI.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the initial activity undertaken by her Department in response to those recommendations in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report, Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People, where lead responsibility was assigned to all Government Departments. 
Mr. Lammy: My Department fully supports the recommendations of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit Report, Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People. We look forward to working with colleagues across government on taking forward those recommendations which are for all Government Departments to implement.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what submissions her Department made to the Treasury prior to the pre-Budget report concerning funding for elite athletes at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics; and who was asked to contribute to those submissions. 
Mr. Caborn: This Department, with the support of UK Sport, the Government's lead agency on elite sport, had numerous discussions with HM Treasury about levels of public funding for elite athletes, grassroots sport and wider participation. These discussions are ongoing.
Mr. Lammy: Both my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, and I have regular meetings with English Heritage. Most recently, I met the chairman on 23 November 2005 and attended a meeting of the English Heritage Commission on 7 December 2005.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what film production supported by public (a) funding and (b) other assistance took place in the North West of England in each of the last five years. 
James Purnell: North West Vision, the Regional Screen Agency for the North West of England has supported a number of film productions in the region, through direct funding and other assistance, over the last five years; specifically:
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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, when the Minister will place in the Library the document listing the works of art purchased by the Government Art Collection in the year 200405. 
James Purnell: On 5 December, my Department published the Interim Report of the Independent Licensing Fees Review Panel that has been set up to consider whether the new licensing fees are set at the right level. Copies of the report have been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses and are available at: http://www.culture.gov.uk/alcohol_and_entertainment/monitoring_and_evaluation/ifreview.htm
I am grateful to the chair, Sir Les Elton, and all the members of the panel for all the hard work they have undertaken over the last few months. I am content with the broad thrust of the panel's four initial recommendations and have asked my policy officials to consider the detailed implications of the proposals and report back to me with an action plan early in the new
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year. The Panel's Interim Report also identifies nine areas that they wish to consider further, leading to their final report in autumn 2006.
Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she has taken to implement the findings of the Independent Sports Review (ISR); what recent meetings she has had on the ISR; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Caborn: I always welcome contributions and ideas regarding the way we fund and administer the delivery of sport. I therefore read the Independent Sports Review with interest and noted its recommendations. I have not held any recent meetings to discuss the report.
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