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Mrs. Humble: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the guidance note relating to working with under-18-year-olds was distributed to commanding officers in each of the services; by what means this note was promulgated; to how many recipients it was sent; and if he will place a copy in the Library. 
Mr. Ingram: The Guidance Note on Care for the Under 18s was issued to the Principal Personnel Officers (PPOs) of the three armed services on 12 July 2005. The PPOs then promulgated this guidance to commanding officers.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what actions have been taken by his Department to implement Work and Pensions Select Committee recommendations since the 2001-02 Session; and if he will make a statement. 
The information requested by the hon. Member is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the recommendations set out in the Defence Select
Committee and other Select Committee reports are given very careful consideration by Defence Ministers and Ministry of Defence officials and we seek to implement them when we can. The Government Response to Select Committee reports makes clear whether the Committees recommendations are accepted.
Mr. Woodward: Digital audio broadcasting (DAB) listening in the UK continues to grow. Over 3 million DAB sets have been sold and a wide variety of stations exist catering for many tastes. Ofcom has proposed further sound multiplexes to allow for additional DAB stations, both nationally and locally. They will publish a statement on the timetable for licensing these in the near future. Many people also listen to digital radio via the internet and digital TV platforms.
14. Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she has made an assessment of Ofcom's proposals to restrict junk food advertising on television aimed at children. 
Mr. Woodward: The Government welcome Ofcom's consultation on options to strengthen the rules on broadcast food promotion to children. We will consider Ofcom's proposals in the light of the responses to their consultation and discuss these with them.
15. Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment she has made of the impact of tourism on economic growth in the UK; and if she will make a statement. 
17. Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate she has made of the contribution of tourism to the UK economy; and if she will make a statement. 
Tessa Jowell: Tourism is estimated to have contributed 3.4 per cent. to the UK economy, in terms of gross value added (GVA), in 2003. Industry turnover in this year was £74 billion. Average growth of the tourism sector between 1999 and 2003 (the last year for which complete data are available) was 2.2 per cent. per annum. This is in line with the growth of the wider economy.
Tessa Jowell: We are working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to ensure that the benefits of the Olympics leave a lasting legacy in the five Olympic boroughs, in London as a whole, and in the rest of the UK.
Just to give two examples, one specific and one longer-term, 75 per cent. of the staff currently employed on the Olympic site are from London, and, in the run up to the Games, £18 billion will be spent on London's transport system.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether the plan for the London 2012 Olympics spectrum allocation has changed since the announcement of the success of the UKs bid; 
(2) which body is responsible for overseeing the spectrum allocation for the 2012 Olympics; when it is expected to produce a plan for spectrum allocation; and what the cut-off date is for testing the new technologies; 
Mr. Woodward: The matter raised is the responsibility of the Office of Communications (Ofcom), as independent regulator for the communications sector. Accordingly, I have asked the chief executive of Ofcom to reply directly to the hon. Member. Copies of the chief executives letter will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Andy Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which officials in her Department (a) are responsible for Olympics-related activity and (b) sit on the Inter-Departmental Steering Group for the Olympics. 
Mr. Caborn: Jeff Jacobs, Chief Executive of the Government Olympic Executive, is responsible for Olympics-related activity within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and is Chair of the Inter-Departmental Steering Group.
John Barrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking towards ensuring that the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games benefit the whole of the United Kingdom. 
A Nations and Regions Group (NRG) has been established to provide leadership and strategic direction in ensuring that the whole of the UK is engaged with and benefits from the games in 2012. Each nation and region is represented on the NRG and has been tasked with developing a delivery plan to ensure that these opportunities are realised.
Furthermore, a 2012 road show is being staged, in conjunction with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic games, which will visit every nation and region in the UK this summer. The road show was organised together with London 2012's Nations and Regions Group to ensure that there is a wide and diverse coverage of events and locations from within each region and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Following the Secretary of State's letter to all MPs in May, details of where the road show is going have now been posted on the DCMS website: http://www.culture.gov.uk/global/press_notices/archive_2006/2012_roadshow_itinerary.htm.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what arrangements have been made to improve the facilities at Bisley for the Olympics in 2012; and how much funding has been allocated; 
Mr. Caborn: As the shooting events for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will be held at Woolwich Arsenal, currently there are no arrangements to further improve facilities at Bisley for the Games.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2006, Official Report, column 1407W, on advertising, what the reason was for the increase in expenditure on advertising between 2004-05 and 2005-06. 
Mr. Lammy: The increase in expenditure on advertising between 2004-05 and 2005-06 was due a one-off information campaign directly targeted at small independent businesses, to help them understand the provisions of the new Licensing Act. This included advertising in the regional and specialist press throughout England and Wales.
Mr. Caborn: I have met with representatives of the Football Leagues on a number of occasions to discuss this issue, most recently earlier this month. I have also discussed this matter in detail with the British Horseracing Board.
Mr. Woodward: As indicated in the BBC Charter Review White Paper published in March this year, the Government are clear that Channel 4 has a vital role to play, alongside the BBC, in the provision of public service broadcasting for the future. We are keen that it should continue to fulfil that role and are considering forms of assistance such as asking the BBC to provide Channel 4 with financial help towards meeting its capital switchover costs and Channel 4's desire to secure a limited amount of additional digital terrestrial capacity from the BBC. The Government will also take a close interest in the conclusions of Ofcom's proposed review of Channel 4's financial prospects.
Mr. Woodward: The vast majority of households in rural areas can receive digital TV services via digital satellite, terrestrial or cable. Take-up of digital TV is 61 per cent. in rural areas. Digital switchover will happen across the whole country between 2008 and 2012 in the following order.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what draft Bills have been produced by her Department since October 2005; how many were (a) examined and (b) are planned to be examined by (i) a departmental Select Committee and (ii) a Joint Committee; what draft Bills are still to be produced by her Department; when each is expected to be published; how many clauses each has; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has not produced any draft bills since October 2005. Announcements on future legislation and future draft legislation which will be subject to pre-legislative scrutiny will be indicated in the Queen's Speech.
Mr. Moss: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the time and date was of the appointments from his ministerial diary cancelled by the hon. Member for St. Helens, South since his appointment to her Department. 
Cancellation of appointments from time to time is regrettable though often unavoidable due to my ministerial obligations and commitments to Parliament. When appointments are cancelled they are, where possible, rearranged at an appropriate time and as much notice as possible is given to minimise disruption to others.
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