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The Roadshow, which aimed to ensure that as many people as possible across the UK were made aware of and able to take part in the unique opportunities that
the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games can bring, was developed in partnership with the Devolved Administrations and regional stakeholders, who were responsible for costs incurred at a local level.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what threshold her Department has agreed above which it must seek Treasury approval for expenditure related to the 2012 Olympics. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department has included the costs of employing staff in her Department to work on the 2012 Olympics within her latest estimate for the cost of the games. 
Tessa Jowell: No. I explained that the costs to which I referred at Select Committee on 21 November are the costs of developing the Olympic Park. The combined pay and non-pay administration costs of the staff in the Government Olympic Executive of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are funded from within the provision for DCMS running costs that has been agreed by HM Treasury.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which Government Department or agency will hold and administer the programme contingency fund to be included in the revised Olympic budget. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 99-100W, on the 2012 Olympics, (1) on what date the report by KPMG was completed and presented to her Department; 
Tessa Jowell: Pursuant to my reply of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 99-100W, KPMG were commissioned in October 2005 to provide advice on the cost of the Olympic Games. That advice, which includes estimates of VAT costs, has been provided on an ongoing basis and consequently there is no report to place in the Library.
Tessa Jowell: As I said to the Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport on 21 November, the increase in the costs of the Olympic Park, excluding regeneration, is £900 million, taking the cost of the Parks to £3.3 million. I also explained that discussions within Government are continuing on the issues of security, contingency and tax liability. This is work in progress.
Derek Wyatt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will discuss with the Treasury the creation of a fund to assist in the development of facilities outside London linked to the 2012 Olympics. 
Mr. Caborn: The Government are determined that the whole of the UK can contribute to and benefit from the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. A Nations and Regions Group (NRG), comprising representatives from every region and nation, has been established to provide leadership and strategic direction. Areas of potential benefit include business opportunities, hosting pre-games training camps, tourism, culture and volunteering opportunities. Each nation and region is involving all key agencies in developing a delivery plan to ensure that these opportunities are maximised.
We are already investing over £1 billion in over 4,000 new or refurbished sports facilities. A further £40 million is available for the Community Club Development Programme over 2006-08 and a proportion of the £35 million for the National Sports Foundation will also be spent on facilities.
The Equality Standard for Sport, launched in 2004, is being rolled out by the Home Country Sports Councils across National Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships as a framework to assist them in reducing inequalities in their sports. The majority of NGBs have already achieved the first of four levels that make up the standard.
We also welcome the new public sector duty on gender equality in the Equality Act 2006 that will require local authorities from April 2007 to have due regard for the promotion of equality of opportunity between women and men when exercising their public functions. Local authorities are a key delivery partner in contributing towards our PSA target.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse was of subsidising the artwork Naked Man on Breakwater Wrapped in Lightbulbs featuring on pages 10-11 of her Departments Annual Report 2006. 
This film was funded by Arts Council England in 2002 for £7,000. Other partners included the Creative Arts Consortium and Dance City in Newcastle. It was premiered in 2003 and has been shown extensively in the UK and internationally including Athens and Toronto.
Mr. Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what percentage of her Department's funding for art galleries was received by galleries outside London in the last period for which figures are available; 
Mr. Lammy: Many institutions that receive departmental funding hold both museum and art gallery collections within a single institutional entity. It is not possible to disaggregate the funding that is received solely by the art galleries within these institutions. Hence the data in the table relate solely to separate art galleries sponsored directly by the Department, or visual arts organisations in receipt of regular funding from Arts Council England.
The Department sponsors six art galleries outside of Londonthe Lady Lever Art Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Tate St. Ives, the Laing Art Gallery and the Shipley Art Galleryand four in London: the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
|Gallery||Grant in aid received by sponsored art galleries outside London, 2006-07|
In addition, Arts Council England has allocated £13,189,179 in 2006-07 to art galleries outside London. This represents 60.89 per cent. of the total funding to art galleries distributed by Arts Council England in 2006-07.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library a list of all arts projects funded from public money in the last year for which information is available. 
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the new cultural test for British films on the British film industry. 
Mr. Woodward: A full regulatory impact assessment (RIA) was undertaken when the initial cultural test was introduced in February 2006. Since then, a further RIA has been undertaken to assess the revised cultural test.
The introduction of the test will benefit the UK film industry by encouraging the production of culturally British films, (which have British content) and make a contribution to British culture, using British film-making facilities or practitioners.
Mr. Woodward: Since its inception in 2000, the UK Film Council has been responsible for administrating Government funding for film production. During that time the council has funded 108 films. I am arranging for a full list to be placed in the Libraries of both Houses. The list details the known box office receipts worldwide for each film. It is not possible to determine what percentage of these receipts is profit.
Mr. Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the new cultural test for British film on the number of British films produced each year. 
Mr. Woodward: In designing the new cultural test the Department, working with the UK Film Council, assessed a number of British films to consider the impact of the test on future film production. We believe the new test will make a significant positive impact in sustaining the British film industry.
|Amount (£ million)|
|(1 )£14.5 million core + £1.5 million one-off DCMS additional funding for re-structuring + £0.45 million advance from 2001-02 funding. (2 )£16.0 million + £0.8 million DCMS modernisation funding. (3 )£16 million + £1 million DCMS modernisation funding + £2 million UK Film Council capital award.|
Mr. Woodward: The Imax received a £15 million capital grant towards building costs from Arts Council England in 2000. Since this time, the screen has operated without public funding support. Any surplus generated has been re-invested into the BFI.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the (a) return and (b) net economic impact from funding for film production in the UK for each type of subsidy given. 
Mr. Lammy: The most recent comprehensive report, undertaken by Oxford Economic Forecasting in 2005, suggests that the UK film industry received £124 million through tax incentives, lottery and grant-in-aid funding in 2004-05. In the same period, it estimates that UK film added £3.1 billion to GDP, whilst tax receipts on film-related activity amounted to £850 million.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what date Sir Ronald Cohen took up his position on the Board of the British Museum; and what expenses he has claimed since his appointment. 
Mr. Woodward: Routinely collected information on cinema openings and closures does not detail which screens are independently owned. Extracting this information from the dataset would be possible only at disproportionate cost.
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