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Tessa Jowell: As I said in my recent answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Ms Stuart) on 26 January 2006, Official Report, column 2296W, I have commissioned KPMG to provide advice on the costs of the London 2012 Olympic games. Their work, which is ongoing, will inform our strategy for managing the Olympic project and costs will be kept under close scrutiny throughout.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department has taken in order to ensure the building of facilities for the London Olympics will have minimal impact on local wildlife. 
Mr. Caborn: The Department is working with the bodies responsible for delivering the Games and associated infrastructure to develop strategies which will consider ecological protection and enhancement by identifying the current ecology of the area, and thereafter mitigating against any losses, while enhancing the ecology and biodiversity of the Park. This work is being developed in conjunction with relevant environmental bodies.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what agreements cover her Department's relationship with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games in relation to the delivery of the 2012 Olympics. 
[holding answer 13 February 2006]: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport's relationship with LOCOG is subject to an agreement between myself, the Mayor of London and the British Olympic Association. This joint Venture Agreement sets out the constitution, board structure, and functions of LOCOG. A further agreement between the three parties, known as the Master Framework Agreement, includes matters concerning the relationship of LOCOG to the Olympic Board.
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Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of her Department's budget is allocated to delivering the 2012 Olympics in each of the next three years. 
Tessa Jowell: [holding answer 13 February 2006]: Detailed budgets for the Olympic games over the 200607, 200708 and 200809 period have yet to be determined, pending the establishment of the Olympic Delivery Authority. However, we expect that the total of lottery and grant from DCMS to be committed to the Olympic Games Project over this period will amount to around 810 per cent. per annum of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's total public spending.
Peter Law: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with (a) Ministers from the Welsh Assembly Government and (b) officials from the Welsh Development Agency on prospects for involvement of (i) companies and (ii) residents of (A) Wales and (B) Blaenau Gwent in the 2012 Olympics. 
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has discussed the potential benefits for business and engagement of communities in Wales with Alun Pugh AM (Minister for Culture, Welsh language and Sport) at Sports Cabinet meetings in October 2003 and November 2005. She has not had specific discussions in relation to Blaenau Gwent.
The Nations and Regions Group, Chaired by Charles Alien, (with representatives from LOCOG, Central Government and each Nation and region across the UK) has been established to drive forward business and community engagement. Gareth Hall, Chief Executive of the WDA represents Wales on that group.
Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions have taken place between officials and recognised UK diving organisations on the future of the marine historic environment. 
Tessa Jowell: The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), Sub-Aqua Association (SAA) and Professional Association of Diving Instructors International (PADI) were invited to participate in consultation seminars as part of the Marine Historic Environment Review in 2004. All three organisations attended the seminars and officially responded during the consultation. Their responses were reflected in the summary of consultation responses published in July 2005.
In November 2005 my hon. Friend the Minister for Culture (Mr. Lammy) and officials met with representatives of the Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee, an umbrella body whose membership
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includes BSAC, SAA and PADI, to discuss, amongst other things, progress on the Marine Historic Environment Review.
Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which UK recognised diving organisations were invited to participate in the Marine Review Working Groups on the marine historic environment. 
Tessa Jowell: The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), Sub-Aqua Association (SAA) and Professional Association Diving Instructors International (PADI) are members of the Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee (JNAPC), the umbrella group whose membership spans archaeological bodies, diving organisations and other bodies with responsibilities for underwater cultural heritage. The JNAPC is represented on the Marine Historic Environment Review Salvage and Reporting Working Group.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding the Government have provided for the repair of monuments and statues in (a) Romford, (b) Havering and (c) Greater London in each of the last seven years. 
English Heritage provides grant funding through its Historic Buildings, Monuments and Designed Landscapes Grant scheme and its War Memorials Grant scheme. Grant aid for the repair of monuments and statues in (a) Romford, (b) Havering and (c) Greater London in each of the last seven years has been:
In addition, English Heritage provides grant funding under its Historic Buildings, Monuments and Designed Landscapes Grant scheme for scheduled ancient monuments and grant aid in the last seven years for repairs to such monuments within Greater London (none of which were in Romford or Havering) has been:
|Howbury Moated Site, Bexley||106,644||2000|
|Conduit House, Greenwich||8,618||2001|
|Morden Park Mound, Morden||3,490||2002|
|Ivy Conduit, Kingston||3,354||2004|
Several statues in central London are in the direct care of English Heritage and in the financial year 200506, English Heritage will have spent £214,983 on their maintenance. The information for the previous years is not readily available but the figure will be of the same order of magnitude.
In March 2005 the Chancellor announced the Memorials Grant scheme, which returns to charities and faith groups the equivalent of the VAT incurred in erecting and maintaining memorial structures. The scheme has been operational since November and funding of £5 million is available until 2008. On 16 February 2006, £4,980.55 was paid towards the renovation of a memorial in the City of London Cemetery in London E12. Currently, no payments have been made for structures in Romford or Havering under this scheme.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average annual (a) number and (b) value of National Lottery grants awarded to recipients in West Lancashire was between (i) the establishment of the Lottery and 2000 and (ii) 2001 and 2005. 
Julie Morgan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the additionality principle that funding of public services should not be topped up by proceeds from National Lottery ticket sales. 
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was allocated from National lottery funds to (a) the Football Foundation, (b) the Public Parks Initiative and (c) repair grants for places of worship in England in each of the last four years. 
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