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Mr. Caborn: The Heroes Return Scheme, developed by the Big Lottery Fund, recognises the importance of the sacrifices and contribution made by millions in the war effort. All those who were deemed eligible were funded. The table shows how many by region.
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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of the recommendations of the interim report of the Independent Fees Review Panel her Department has implemented; and if she will make a statement. 
We have considered the possibility of simplifying the application process by introducing alternative methods of advertising applications. We will consult on options when considering any possible amendments to regulations.
We have also agreed in principle to the panels recommendation for a single date for payment of the annual fee. We are considering the technical aspects (such as transitional arrangements) and the options for which date to adopt. Licence holders will be given notice before new arrangements are brought in and we have been clear in the meantime, they should continue to pay their annual fee as the current law requires.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans the Government have taken to regulate advertising campaigns via the medium of electronic games made available across the internet; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with (a) other Departments, (b) telecommunications companies and (c) other interested parties on internet neutrality; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations her Department has received on the cost of obtaining premises licences under the Licensing Act 2003 for schools; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the number of schools falling into band (a) A, (b) B, (c) C, (d) D and (e) E rateable value bands for the purposes of premises licences granted under the Licensing Act 2003; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department will publish its review of the guidance issued to local authorities under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Woodward: The Secretary of State expects shortly to begin consultations on draft revised Guidance to licensing authorities.. The public consultation exercise will last for 12 weeks. We expect to issue finalised revised Guidance early in 2007.
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many employees in (a) her Department and (b) its associated agencies and non-departmental public bodies were affected by the rise in the minimum wage on 1 October. 
Mr. Lammy: None of the employees in this Department or its Agency were affected by the rise in the minimum wage on the 1 October. The information for the non-departmental public bodies could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 961W, on ministerial offices, what the cost was of each redecoration project; and what the total cost of redecoration was over the last five years. 
Pursuant to the answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 961, on ministerial offices, the cost of each redecoration to the office of the Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport was as follows: in 2002 the office was decorated at an estimated cost of £1,200 following water ingress caused by exterior stone cleaning; in 2005 the office was repainted at an estimated cost of £1,300 as part of a planned schedule of works; and in 2006 the office was decorated as part of a complete refurbishment of the
DCMS main building at 2-4 Cockspur Street at an estimated cost of £18,164. This includes costs for replacing furniture damaged by faulty air conditioning.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people applied for the post of Chair of Sport England; who was on the interview panel; how many people were interviewed; how many candidates were subsequently recommended to her; and whether she accepted the recommendation. 
Tessa Jowell: 29 people applied for the post of Sport England Chair. The interview panel was chaired by Jeff Jacobs, director-general for children, young people and communities at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and included: Mike Farrar, Sport England board member; Sir Keith Mills, deputy chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Sheila Hewitt, an independent assessor.
Four candidates were interviewed and, in accordance with the principles of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Bodies' Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies, the interview panel recommended to me a choice of two candidates. One of these recommended candidates was then appointed by me.
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, columns 727-28W, on sports facilities, how much of the £40 million available for the Community Club Development programme has been allocated; and what the relevant deadlines are for applications for funds until 2008. 
Mr. Caborn: £40 million has been allocated to 19 national governing bodies (NGBs) in the period 2006-08. These NGBs have allocated, in principle, £35.5 million of this amount to community sports club projects.
Mr. Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many official warning letters have been sent out in the past 12 months by television licensing enforcement divisions to households that do not own a television set. 
Mr. Woodward: The BBC has statutory responsibility for the administration of the television licensing system and TV Licensing carries out the day to day administration under contract to the Corporation. I have referred this question to the BBC's Head of Revenue Management and asked him to reply directly. Copies of the reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Domestically, VisitEngland's present television advertising campaign highlights a range of contemporary leisure pursuits. EnjoyEngland includes the domestic TasteEngland campaign which promotes the excellent catering available throughout the English regions. VisitBritain also has a long-term marketing partnership in place with Food From Britain who promote regional food and drink.
In the leisure and catering workforce, the Department works closely with People 1st, the Sector Skills Council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, to improve skill and productivity levels. We support People 1st's work to develop a National Skills Strategy for the sector, which will focus on improving management and leadership, chef and customer service skills alongside improving staff retention.
Mr. Woodward: Raising the quality of tourist accommodation across the UK is a high priority for DCMS, which has over the last four years sponsored work to improve and standardise the national accommodation grading schemes run by VisitBritain, VisitScotland, VisitWales, and the Automobile Association.
The Department's consultation on the Tourism Strategy for the 2012 Olympic games and Paralympic games, which continues until November 17, seeks responses on increasing the proportion of accommodation providers which participate in grading schemes. The Department is also currently in discussion with the Office of Government
Commerce about all Government Departments using only accommodation assessed under the improved schemes for official travel, (where this is operationally possible,) and within the constraints of competition law.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department is giving to co-ordination between regional tourism initiatives and those of VisitBritain. 
The Department fully supports the Partners for England initiative, designed to co-ordinate better the marketing and other tourism support work of VisitBritain, the England Marketing Advisory Board, the Regional Development Agencies, and local authorities across the country. Officials attended both national Partners for England seminars held in December 2005 and June 2006.
VisitBritain also provides marketing support to the attractions sector, particularly through the prominent positions of leading national and regional attractions on its websites, www.visitbritain.co.uk and www.enjoyengland.com. VisitBritain also supports the visitor attraction quality assurance scheme.
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