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Mr. Lammy: As Renaissance is a regional programme, delivering funding across a number of activities and institutions, it is not possible to attribute spend to specific museums. Money is spent in a way that benefits groups of museums, including the Renaissance Hubs, through grants to Subject Specialist Networks and through the Museum Development Fund.
The majority of Renaissance funding goes directly to the network of Regional Museum Hubs. Each Hub is made up of four or more museums or museum services. The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council has encouraged Hub partners to take a joint approach to planning and delivering their work programmes through meaningful and productive partnerships. The following table shows funding allocated to each regional Hub since the programme began in 2002.
|Renaissance hub funding|
|2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06||2002-03 to 2005-06|
Leicester Museums Service (lead partner)
Derby Museums and Art Gallery
Leicestershire Museums Service
Lincolnshire Museums Service
Nottingham City Museums and Galleries
Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service (lead partner)
Luton Museums Service
Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Museum of London (lead partner)
Geffrye Museum Trust
Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust
Londons Transport Museum
Tyne and Wear Museums (lead partner)
Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum
The Bowes Museum, County Durham
Manchester City Galleries (lead partner)
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
University of Manchester Museums and Galleries: Manchester
Museum and Whitworth Gallery
Hampshire County Museums Service (lead partner)
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
Oxford University Museums
The Royal Pavilion, Libraries and Museums, Brighton and Hove
Bristol Museums and Art Gallery (lead partner)
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter
Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery (lead partner)
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford
Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Mr. Lammy: There are no funds allocated specifically for acquisition by galleries outside London. This is because DCMS-funded museums and galleries havesince 1992been able to spend whatever proportion of their income they wish on acquisitions.
Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many swimming pools there are in (a) primary schools, (b) middle schools and (c) upper schools in Suffolk; and how many there were in 1996. 
Suffolk local education authority has advised my Department that 80, 6 and 1 of its primary, middle and upper schools respectively have swimming pools. The Department does not hold information on numbers of swimming pools in 1996.
Mr. Lammy: My Department has received representations from representatives of the Hungarian Government as to the provenance of the Sevso Treasure. I have not received other advice as to its provenance. I am aware that its provenance is disputed.
Mark Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the Governments of (a) Croatia, (b) Hungary and (c) the Lebanon on the provenance of the Sevso treasure. 
Mr. Lammy: I have had no discussions with the Governments of Croatia or Lebanon on the provenance of the Sevso treasure. My Department has received representations from representatives of the Hungarian Government in relation to the provenance of the Treasure.
Mr. Lammy: We have had a number of contacts with representatives of the Ministry of Education and Culture in Hungary in relation to the Sevso treasure. Representatives of the Ministry wrote to my Department to set out the Republic of Hungarys official position in relation to the Sevso silver in October 2005, and subsequently in October 2006 to reiterate their concerns in the light of the exhibition of the Sevso treasure at Bonhams. Officials in my Department have also met representatives of the Ministry of Education and Culture to discuss the Sevso treasure.
Mr. Lammy: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has no current plans to make a statement on the future of the Tate, which continues to capture the public's imagination and broaden understanding of British art from the 16th century to the present day, and of international modern and contemporary art.
|Number of cases where a decision on the application for an export licence was deferred|
|(1) Excludes one case where item was originally thought to meet the Waverley Criteria but was subsequently found to have been imported into the UK within the last 50 years.|
The Deputy Prime Minister: In an answer I gave to the hon. Member on 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 72W, I notified the House that my Office employed 18 staff, including two special advisers. The Government publishes an annual list of Special Advisers to Ministers. My special advisers were included on the list published on 24 July 2006, Official Report, column 86WS. My special advisers advise me on all aspects of the Departments responsibilities in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers.
I am also supported in my role by civil servants as appropriate. As is the case with other Government Departments and in accordance with the principles of public accountability, the names of senior civil servants in my Office are included in a variety of publications including the Civil Service Yearbook. The release of information about more junior civil servants could undermine their ability to carry out their functions effectively and thus have a negative impact on the effective conduct of Government business. In addition to the staff in my Office, I receive support andbriefing from other Government Departments as necessary, in accordance with the issue I am dealing with at the time.
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