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Mr. Lammy: No Arts Council England-funded theatres have opened or closed in Lancashire in any of the last five years. Information on local authority funded museums and theatres, or independent museums and theatres, is not held centrally.
Mr. Lammy: During the last five years, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has applied for only one work permit. The Royal Parks, which is an agency of the Department, has applied for no work permits during the last five years.
Mr. Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of the hon. Member for North East Cambridgeshire of 28 February 2007, Official Report, column 1403W, on gaming clubs, which of the members appointed to the Casino Advisory Panel had skills and experience at a senior and strategic level in the regeneration of disadvantaged areas. 
Mr. Lammy [holding answer 12 March 2007]: Biographical details of the five individuals selected to become the Chair and members of the Casino Advisory Panel were included in the press release, issued on 30 September 2005, which announced the establishment of the Panel.
Mr. Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether a more detailed record is available of the meetings of the Casino Advisory Panel of 8 and 15 November 2006 in respect of which minutes have already been made available. 
Mr. Lammy [holding answer 12 March 2007]: The minute of the Casino Advisory Panels meeting of 8 and 15 November 2006, (a single meeting which lasted two days), which is available on the Panels website at www.culture.gov.uk/cap <http://www. culture.gov.uk/cap>, is the full record of that meeting. I am arranging for copies of the minute to be placed in the House Libraries.
Mr. Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what basis the Casino Advisory Panel made its assessment of willingness to license in respect of applicants in the regional casino category. 
Mr. Lammy [holding answer 12 March 2007]: The basis on which the Casino Advisory Panel made its assessment of willingness to license in respect of applicants in the regional casino category is set out in paragraphs 105 and 106 of its final report to the Secretary of State. The report is available on the Panels website at www.culture.gov.uk/cap <http://www.culture.gov.uk/cap> and copies have been placed in the House Library.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost was of a licence for (a) remote and (b) non-remote lottery in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2006-07; and if she will re-open consultation with the Lotteries Council and the Hospice Lotteries Association on the cost of lottery licences. 
|Lotteries fees( 1)||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07|
|(1 )Licence fees were set under the provisions Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 and were payable for non-remote licences only.|
(2) Lottery with turnover (total value of tickets sold).
Under the Gambling Act 2005, licence fees are payable for both non-remote and remote provision.
|Application fees (from 1 January 2007)|
|Operating licence type||A||B||C||D||E||F||G||H|
|Annual fees (from 1 September 2007)|
|Operating licence type||A||B||C||D||E||F||C||H|
Following representations from the Lotteries Council and the Hospice Lotteries Association, the Department has accepted advice from the Gambling Commission that the level of annual remote fees for society lotteries should be lowered to the same level as non-remote society operators i.e. £348, £692 and £1,392. The Department intends to lay amending regulations in April.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (John Hemming) of 24 April 2006, Official Report, column 898W, on the Millennium Dome, what the cost was of the Millennium Dome to public funds in each year since its inception. 
|National lottery grant|
|(1) £24 millionunrequired funds decommitted from NMEC by the Millennium Commission for use on other projects.|
(2) £1 millionunrequired funds decommitted from NMEC by the Millennium Commission for use on other projects.
(3) £3 millionunrequired funds decommitted from NMEC by the Millennium Commission for use on other projects.
In addition, English Partnerships has been meeting management, maintenance, security and other costs at the site from 1 July 2001, and will continue to do so until the redevelopment of the arena by the Anschutz Entertainment Group is completed, expected in summer 2007, at which time Anschutz takes on full responsibility for the dome structure and its immediate surroundings.
All of English Partnerships costs (gross total of around £32 million to date) from July 2001 to the completion of the arenas construction, and including the costs of the entire sale process, are expected to be recovered from sale proceeds, forecast at £550 million over the period of the deal, which lasts for around another 19 years.
|English Partnerships maintenance and other costs|
|(1) Figures to December 2006.|
In addition, English Partnerships spent £6.7 million on decommissioning some of the domes contents, £0.558 million on a one-off payment for insurance and £14.5 million on the sale process between March 1999 and June 2004.
Mr. Lammy: As part of the Best Value framework for assessing service delivery at the local government level, single tier and county councils report visits to/usage of museums per thousand of the population. The definitions used in Best Value Performance Indicator 170 (BV170) can be downloaded from the website of the Department for Communities and Local Government at:
Excluding lottery funding, the Department through the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) has provided the following sums to museums within the Lancashire county council geographical area that are responsible for collections of nationally significant cultural items (designated collections):
|Grants to museums with designated collections in Lancashire|
|Grant to the national football museum|
|(1) The museum was not sponsored by DCMS prior to 2003-04.|
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