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Mr. Byrne: Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, where an agency employs migrants and provides their services to a user, then it is the responsibility of the agency to check and record specified documents belonging to those employees. Where an employment agency is simply recruiting people to be employed by a client, then it is the client's responsibility to carry out those checks.
IND investigates allegations of illegal working nationwide by adopting an intelligence-led approach and adapting resources, where appropriate, to carry out specific operations that will yield the greatest results. Compliance with our immigration laws will continue to be enforced in order to remove the most potentially harmful people first.
Work permits are only issued to employers that have a clear responsibility for determining the duties and functions of the post. Consequently, work permits are not issued to agencies where they are employing a person solely to provide that person's services to another employer. This restriction also applies when the employment would be supplementary to a job for which a work permit has been issued.
The Work Permits (UK) Compliance Team undertake checks on employers, who may have used agencies to find their staff, to ensure that they are complying with the work permit arrangements. This includes checking that the information about the employer and job is accurate and that the offer of employment is genuine.
Checks can be carried out at any time during the application process or during the validity of the work permit. If minor discrepancies are found, employers are required to make appropriate adjustments in order to comply with work permit rules. However, where there is non-compliance and information cannot be verified, the compliance team will revoke the work permit permission and consequently curtail the leave that the migrant has to remain in the UK.
Mr. Coaker: A Home Office-commissioned research study, which will examine the effectiveness of residential rehabilitation as part of a wider study on the outcomes of drug treatment, is already under way. The study is being conducted by Manchester University and the National Centre for Social Research.
The Drug Treatment Outcomes Research Study (DTORS) is a large-scale national study of drug users presenting for drug treatment, including residential rehabilitation, which aims to explore how treatment impacts on drug and alcohol use, offending behaviour, mental and physical health, and wider social outcomes such as education and employment. The study will also gather data about respondents previous experience of drug treatment, including residential rehabilitation, in addition to tracking current treatment provision and how this relates to their outcomes.
Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications for (a) new casinos and (b) alterations to existing casinos have been submitted under the Gambling Act 1968 between 2004-05 and the latest date for which figures are available. 
Mr. Caborn: The Gambling Commission considers applications for certificates of consent for new casinos, or for significant alterations to, or relocations of, existing casinos. Once a certificate of consent is issued, operators can then apply to the licensing magistrates for a casino licence. There is no guarantee that the grant of a certificate of consent will result in a casino licence being granted.
The following table sets out the number of applications for certificates of consent that the Gambling Commission (and its predecessor body the Gaming Board for Great Britain) has received during the period requested.
|Financial year||Certificate of consent applications for new casinos||Certificate of consent applications for alterations or relocation|
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what criteria she plans to use to assess the casino pilot schemes; who will assess the pilot schemes; whether the assessment of the pilot schemes will be conducted by a body independent of government; and when the assessment is expected to (a) start and (b) end. 
Mr. Caborn: We have commissioned a group led by Lancaster university to advise on the methodology for the assessment of the social and economic impact of the new casinos. The baseline study will commence later this year, once Parliament has approved the areas where the new casinos will be located, and in good time before the opening of the first new casino. The assessment will not be completed until at least three years after the award of the first licence. The body that will undertake the assessment has yet to be appointed.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has had with casino operators following the Casino Advisory Panel report of 30 January; and whether her Department has made an assessment of which casino operators will take part in the casino pilot schemes. 
Mr. Caborn: None. Section 175(4) of the Gambling Act 2005 requires the Secretary of State to specify by order which licensing authorities should be permitted to issue the one regional, eight large and eight small casino premises licences permitted by the Act. It will be for those licensing authorities to run fair and open competitions for the premises licences.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the percentage of electricity used by the new super casino which will be generated from (a) renewable sources and (b) on-site micro-regeneration facilities. 
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public money was paid to (a) English Heritage, (b) the Arts Council and (c) the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in each year since 1997, broken down into grant-in-aid and lottery funding. 
|English Heritage grant in aid( 1)||Arts Council England lottery income( 2)||Arts Council England grant in aid( 1)||Museums, Libraries and Archives Council( 2)|
|(1) All figures obtained from Annual Appropriation Accounts and Resource Accounts. (2) Figures rounded to the nearest £ million.|
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council was established on 30 November 1999 to replace the Museums and Galleries Commission and the Libraries and Information Commission. Shortly after its establishment it was renamed Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries before reverting to its original title in January 2004. The table gives figures for these organisations under the name Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department has consulted industry representatives on the time period between publication of the final proposals for the Digital Dividend Review and its implementation. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of households which will qualify for assistance in switching over to digital television in London, broken down by borough. 
|Constituency||Households (defined as eligible benefit units)|
1. Rounded to the nearest thousand.
2. Eligibility for help from the Digital Switchover Help Scheme will be by benefit unit rather than the whole household definition used by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) the Scottish Executive, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern Ireland Office to forecast future household growth.
3. The definition of a benefit unit is a couple and any dependent children. It excludes adults deemed to be non-dependents who, if eligible, will be able to claim assistance from the Help Scheme in their own right.
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