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Independent Technical Review on Sport and Leisure Facility Equity Indicators.
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the (a) number of people eligible for and (b) expected costs of targeted assistance in relation to digital switchover. 
Mr. Woodward: We estimate that 7.1 million UK households will qualify for assistance from the Switchover Help Scheme between 2008 and 2012. The cost of the scheme over its lifetime will be in the region of £600 million.
Mr. Woodward: There are three transmitters located in the constituency: Lindores, Balmullo and Cupar, all of which are analogue-only relays. The majority of the constituency is however served by the main Craigkelly and Angus transmitters, both of which broadcast digital services already. The former transmitters will be upgraded to digital at switchover in 2010.
Mr. Woodward: The Government support film production in the East Midlands through three routes. Firstly, the UK Film Councils Regional Investment Fund for England (RIFE) which invests both grant in aid and lottery funding in EM Media, the regional screen agency for the East Midlands. Secondly, the UK Film Councils central production fundsthe Premiere, New Cinema and Development Funds; and thirdly, through tax relief for film production in the UK.
In addition to financial support for film making, the EM Media also provides guidance, support, direction and access to training and skills development for media businesses and individuals, whilst championing the region as a filming location.
Mr. Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department takes to preserve buildings and monuments of historic significance in those cases where the building is the last remaining example of (a) a particular style of architecture and (b) work by a particular architect. 
Mr. Lammy: Historic assets are preserved by statutory designation; listing or scheduling. Any building or monument can be recommended for listing or scheduling by a member of the public or by English Heritage. Assets are considered for designation against a range of criteria including rarity and, in the case of buildings, architectural interest. These are set out in planning policy guidance.
Mr. Caborn: Sport England is continuing to hold discussions with stakeholders and other interested parties. No decision has so far been reached, and no date has been setit is important that the chosen strategy is the most productive and sustainable one; for the site, for the area, and for sport as a whole.
Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the impact of the Olympic Lottery game on the sales of other Lottery games; and what (a) research and (b) evidence she has received. 
Mr. Caborn: No specific assessment has been made for or by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport of the actual impact of Olympic Lottery games on the sales of other National Lottery games. Sales performance and its analysis are matters for Camelot, the National Lottery operator and the independent regulator, the National Lottery Commission. Camelot is working to maximise sales of all Lottery products, including Olympic Lottery Games, and so minimise any impact that Olympic Lottery Games sales may have on income for the other good causes. The NLC and Camelot monitor sales closely and quarterly reports of returns to good causes, including the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund, are published on the NLCs websitewww.nationallotterycommission.gov.uk. The next such report is due to be published on 31 January.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2007, Official Report, column 1361W, on performing arts, if she will break down the figures into grant in aid and Lottery funding. 
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Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2007, Official Report, column 1360W, on performing arts, how much was allocated to (a) theatre, (b) dance and (c) opera in each year since 2001, broken down by grant in aid and lottery funding. 
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had on Chorley borough councils application for a sporting village; and if she will make a statement. 
However, Sport England are currently assessing the potential of the sports villages concept to provide a new model for sustainable sports facilities that could be used by local authorities across the country.
Mr. Caborn: £3.6 million is being provided by Sport England to the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) for the financial year 2005-06 through Whole Sport Plans. Approximately half of this funding is to boost grassroots participation in swimming. Sport England is also working with the Department of Health and the ASA to draw together best practice guidance in the provision of free swimming for key target groups, including children and older people to increase community participation.
Swimming also has a significant role to play within the national strategy for PE, School Sport and Club Links, delivered jointly with the Department for Education and Skills. In April 2006 the top up swimming scheme was launched. It is investing £5.5 million over two years to support pupils to swim 25 metres before they finish primary school. A further £742,000 is being invested in 2006-08 with the ASA through National School Sport programmes; Club Links and Step into Sport.
Tessa Jowell: The settlement is for six years, with annual increases in the licence fee of 3 per cent. for the first two years and 2 per cent. in years three, four and five. There will be an increase in the sixth year of up to 2 per cent., depending on a further review nearer the time.
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