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Costs: Not separately identified.
The Department has undertaken a number of research projects over the last few years to provide evidence to support policy. The projects since 2003-04 have been undertaken at a cost of over £1 million and include:
Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many security passes have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen by staff in her Department by year since February 2004. 
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provision her Department has made to fund the British pavilion at the 2010 Better City Better Life Expo in Shanghai. 
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to ensure that improvements are made to the tunnel link between South Kensington underground station and the museums on Cromwell Road and to the streetscape in the Exhibition Road area. 
Mr. Lammy: The tunnel link from South Kensington underground station is owned and managed by Transport for London, and the streetscape in the Exhibition Road area is the responsibility of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the City of Westminster, and Transport for London. Improvements to the subway, a Grade II listed structure, form an integral part of the proposed Exhibition Road project, which seeks to enhance the physical setting and connecting public spaces of the Exhibition Road area.
My Department welcomes the project, led by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with the City of Westminster and Transport for London. I understand a bid is to be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund to help fund the redevelopment of the tunnel link. Officials from the Department chair and provide the secretariat for the Exhibition Road Cultural Consortium, an alliance of all the cultural institutions in the Exhibition Road area associated with the project. The next meeting of the consortium is scheduled for 23 October.
Mr. Caborn: The Department is committed to the provision of sport in the community, assessed through our public service agreement target of increasing levels of participation in sport by priority groups by 3 per cent. by 2008. We are implementing a range of measures to achieve this target, which will be measured through our Taking Part survey. First year results will be available by the end of this year.
By this year, the Government and the national lottery will have committed over £1 billion to develop new or refurbished public sports facilities. Sports facilities programmes such as Active England, the New Opportunities for PE and Sport initiative and the Community Club Development Programme are supporting the development of over 4,000 new or refurbished sports facilities.
Government investment in the coaching strategy between 2004 and 2008 will total £60 million with the bulk being spent on establishing a network of around 3,000 Community Sports Coaches. We are also investing £100 million in England from 2005-08 in the Community Club Development Programme assisting National Governing Bodies to develop community sports clubs to increase participation and widen access.
We have also committed £34.5 million over the next two years to the National Sports Foundation to fund a range of projects to benefit grassroots sport, and we will be encouraging the private sector to match this funding.
Alan Keen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will bring forward similar legislative proposals on sports betting to those introduced in Victoria, Australia; and if she will make a statement. 
The Government understand that the Victoria Department for Justice published a paper in March 2006 discussing how the Australian sports betting industry could be better regulated. It was designed to initiate discussions on allowing sports to determine if betting can take place on their events; protecting the integrity of sports on which betting takes place; and returning a percentage of all betting on sports to the benefit of those sports.
The Independent European Sport Review Report 2006 addresses a number of related issues, particularly with regard to football. The Government are considering the report and will publish its response in due course.
Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has invested in sport in each of the last five years; and how much of that funding was targeted towards children and young people. 
|UK Sport||Sport England|
UK Sport is the Governments lead agency for high performance sport. It is charged with leading British sport to world-class success. Its investments are
primarily directed at sports and their high performance performers who compete or have the potential to compete in international sporting competitions. In addition to running the World Class Pathway Programme, UK Sport is responsible for the Talented Athletes Sponsorship Scheme (TASS), which is targeting £17 million over 2004-08 in young talent, primarily between the ages of 16 and 25. TASS 2012, a strand of TASS launched in 2005, targets funding at talented 12 to 18-year-olds with potential to win a medal in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
DCMS has contributed £193 million over 2002-06 to the £459 million Physical Education, School Sport and Club Links (PESSCL) Strategy run jointly with DfES. Some £113 million of the £193 million has been channelled through Sport England and £80 million has been allocated to School Sport Partnerships directly. This funding is targeted directly at children and young people. See the following table.
|DCMS PESSCL funding|
Significant lottery funding is also spent on DCMS priorities for sport and physical activity through the New Opportunities for PE and Sport (NOPES), the Active England Programme, and School Sports Co-ordinators. NOPES and School Sports Co-ordinators primarily benefit children and young people, whereas Active England benefits the whole community. The following table sets out the funding allocated through each of these programmes over the last five years.
|NOPES||Active England( 1)||School Sports Coordinators|
|(1) Sport England has also allocated £31.5 million to Active England.|
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the number of UK sports stadia certified by the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme for their environmental management; and if she will make a statement. 
Sir Peter Soulsby:
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2006, Official Report, column 1764W, on
Televisions, Leicester, what proportion of Leicester residents live in areas where only the Sutton Coldfield BBC transmitter provides adequate signals; and how many households this represents. 
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the costs to UK businesses arising from the implementation of the new rules contained in the EU television without frontiers directive. 
Mr. Woodward: The Department's partial regulatory impact assessment on the European Commission's proposal for the revision of the television without frontiers directive raised the question of costs to UK businesses. The Department's consultation on the proposal invited businesses to provide an estimate of costs. The consultation period has recently closed and we are considering the information provided. Our analysis will also take full account of the report by Rand Europe Assessing Indirect Impacts of the EC Proposals for Video Regulation.
|Inbound visits to England by year|
International Passenger Survey (ONS)
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