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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) pursuant to the Report of the Independent Fees Review Panel, whether she plans to introduce a licence fee for community amateur sports clubs based on 20 per cent. of their rateable value; 
Mr. Woodward: DCMS has made no detailed estimate of the number of sports clubs falling outside of bands A and B, or the total annual cost of the licensing fees regime to sports clubs and community amateur sports clubs. However, as part of their terms of reference, the Independent Licensing Fees Review Panel was asked to identify how the fees regime could be developed to address the impact of the structure of the fee scales on community amateur sports clubs.
The panels final report was placed in the Libraries of the House on 25 January. We are currently assessing the implications of all the panels detailed conclusions and recommendations, including those relating to sports clubs, and will provide a full response shortly. During the panels review, we understand that the
Central Council of Physical Recreation proposed to the panel that fees should be calculated by introducing a system whereby all clubs in the Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) scheme could have their licence fee calculated at 20 per cent. of their rateable value. The panel was not inclined to recommend in favour of this proposal. Before reaching a final decision about implementing any changes to the fees regime and related issues, we will undertake a public consultation. Such a consultation would be informed by a regulatory impact assessment which would include estimates of any cost of any proposal to local authorities and to the sector affected.
Mr. Caborn: None. We receive regular written updates from Sport England on its review of the future of the National Sports Centres, including Lilleshall. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 29 January 2007, Official Report, column 108W.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff are employed by the Olympic Delivery Authority (a) in total, (b) in each division and (c) in the finance department; and at what cost; and if she will make a statement. 
The total amount that has been paid to date to employees and board and Committee Members on the Olympic Delivery Authority payroll is £5,043,330. This is inclusive of all wage related costs such as pension contributions, national insurance, tax, etcetera and is the figure from 1 April 2006 to 31 January 2007.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will estimate the number of UK Olympic medallists at (a) Sydney and (b) Athens who were (i) wholly and (ii) partially educated at independent schools. 
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress her Department has made with the Home Office on the training of Olympic target pistol shooters; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Caborn: Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office have met with representatives of the Great Britain Target Shooting Federation and the British Olympic Association to discuss the impact the current firearms legislation places upon our elite shooters. The Home Office are still considering the issues raised and no final decisions have yet been taken.
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the role of Ofcom is in circumstances where an existing television signal is lost or badly impaired due to new construction. 
Mr. Woodward: The matter raised is the responsibility of the Office of Communications (Ofcom), as independent regulator for the communications sector. Accordingly, I have asked the Chief Executive of Ofcom to reply directly to the hon. Member. Copies of the Chief Executives letter will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will discuss with broadcasters the provision of subtitles for every television programme, including repeats available on freeview. 
The Communications Act 2003 requires at least 90 per cent. of Channel 3 and Channel 4 programmes to be subtitled by 2010. The BBC has made a commitment to subtitle 100 per cent. of its television programmes from April 2008. The Communications Act requires other broadcasters to
subtitle at least 80 per cent. of programmes within 10 years of their subtitling services commencing.
It falls to Ofcom to ensure that broadcasters meet the requirements contained in the regulators Code on television access services. Ofcom undertook a review of the Code in 2006, but did not recommend any revisions to the subtitling quotas and the Government have no plans to hold discussions with broadcasters about this issue.
The Communications Act does not prevent broadcasters from scheduling repeats of subtitled programmes, though Ofcom encourages broadcasters not to fulfil their obligations in this way, as this will detract from the benefit of providing access services to users.
Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many holiday trips were made to each of the 30 most visited towns and cities in the latest year for which figures are available (a) in total and (b) broken down by age group of visitor. 
Mr. Woodward: The following tables contain the latest available information on overnight holiday trips to the top 30 visited towns and cities in the UK by overseas and UK residents, respectively. For inbound tourism information on the age of the visitor is also provided, but due to the disproportionate cost involved this is not available for domestic tourism.
|Table 1: Holiday visits by overseas residents, 2005|
|Age group of visitor|
|Top towns/cities||Total visits (Thousand)||0-15||16-24||25-34||35-44||45-54||55-64||65+|
International Passenger Survey.
Holiday visits are where holiday has been stated as the main reason for the visit to the UK. They do not include those to visits friends or relatives or day trips.
Many segments on the table provided are supported by very low sample sizes and so some results will be subject to very wide margins of error.
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