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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions his Department's offices were refurbished in each of the last five years; what work was carried out; and what the (a) original budget and (b) final cost was in each instance. 
renewal of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, fire alarm and under floor power;
replacement of the IT infrastructure, including a new data centre, and network and telephone cabling;
removal of cellular offices and new open plan layout, including decoration, carpets and construction of meeting rooms;
Electrical works and cabling;
The budget for the project was originally set at 186, 000 but with the final total cost amounting to £243, 898.25. This included costs associated with relocating staff from other DCMS buildings into Queen's Yard.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department paid to Common Purpose in each of the last five years; for what purpose; and what the outcome of the expenditure was. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what percentage of staff in his Department are making additional voluntary contributions to their pensions; and what steps he has taken in the last 12 months to encourage more people to make such contributions. 
Margaret Hodge: 28 members of staff in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (5.34 per cent. of the total number of staff employed by the Department) currently make additional voluntary pension contributions through deductions from their pay.
Pension scheme members receive an annual benefit statement showing the pension built up to date, and also a projection of pension on retirement if the member continues in service to scheme pension age. The benefit statement provides details of the Civil Service Pensions website where staff can obtain further information, including on options for making additional voluntary contributions to boost their pension.
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total cost is of all private finance initiative projects for which his Department has responsibility completed since 1997; and what the projected cost is of such projects commissioned or underway. 
Margaret Hodge: All DCMS PFI projects are local authority library and leisure projects to which DCMS allocate PFI credit. For contract costs please refer to the signed deals list on HM Treasury's website, http://www.hm- treasury.gov.uk/documents/public_private_ partnerships/ppp_pfi_stats.cfm, which contains details of all PFI deals with the unitary charges stated.
Margaret Hodge: Over the 12 months to end June 2007, DCMS launched 36 formal public consultations in order to inform the Department's policy development. Information on the total cost of all consultations could be provided only at disproportionate cost. All consultations are available on the departmental website:
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many consultants have been employed by (a) his Department, (b) the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and (c) the Olympic Delivery Authority to work on the London 2012 Olympics in (i) the last 12 months and (ii) 2006-07. 
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has not employed consultants to work on the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in the current financial year (2007-08). In 2006-07, my Department employed two consultancy firms on Games-related work.
The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is a privately funded commercial organisation and is therefore not obliged to make available this level of detail about their staffing arrangements.
The development and approval of the new London 2012 brand was the responsibility of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) which is a privately funded organisation. I was invited by LOCOG to view the brand, of which the logo is one element, prior to its launch on 4 June. However, it was not for Government to approve the brand. DCMS did not consult HM Treasury about the brand prior to the launch.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1178W, on the Olympic Games, whether the cost review had reached its conclusions by 25 April 2006. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1178W, on the Olympic Games, which other Ministers attended meetings of the cost review group chaired by the Minister for Sport; and which meetings each Minister attended. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1179W, on the Olympic Games, what output the cost review group produced. 
changes to the new Olympic Park Masterplan announced on 7 June 2006 and;
continuing work on the development of the costs package which I announced to the House on 15 March.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1178W, on the Olympic Games, at which of the meetings (a) powerpoint and (b) oral presentations were given by KPMG on their work. 
James Brokenshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which sites have been identified in London to manage (a) building waste from and (b) refuse arising from or created as a consequence of the 2012 Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement. 
The Olympic Delivery Authority has committed to re-use or recycle 90 per cent. of material arising from demolition works and, to date, has achieved over 95 per cent. Building waste and refuse from construction of the Olympic Park will be subject to a tender process, as will refuse arising from the 2012 Games. Therefore, no sites have been identified at this time for refuse related to the Games. My officials are working with waste authorities to ensure that the needs of the Games are integrated with waste-infrastructure provision.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of the change in the number of playing fields of an area of less than 0.4 hectares in each year since 2001-02; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my right hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Central (Mr. Caborn) on 1 November 2006, Official Report, column 421W. Figures for changes in 2005-06 will not be available until the autumn.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether representatives of (a) UK Sport, (b) Sport England, (c) Youth Sport Trust and (d) English Institute of Sport plan to attend the Labour Party event at Wembley National Stadium on 12 July 2007. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 3 July 2007]: As my right hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield Central (Richard Caborn) made clear in his reply to the hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent on 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1833W, these organisations will play no role in this event, including any official representations.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on progress in raising the £100 million from the private sector for elite sport announced in the 2006 Budget;
and which Minister is responsible for that matter. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Government, supported by UK Sport, continue to consider ways in which to raise £100 million from the private sector to help support our most talented athletes. This is in dialogue with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic games.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) current and (b) anticipated future budget of the Youth Sports Trust is; and from which sources it draws its funding. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: [holding answer 3 July 2007]: The Youth Sport Trust is not a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department and therefore receives no direct funding. It is a registered charity and as such draws its regular funding from a range of corporate sponsors and from a number of grant-making trusts and foundations. In its capacity as an important partner in the delivery of sport for children and young people in schools the Youth Sport Trust receives Exchequer and lottery funding from a number of Government Departments and organisations which include the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the Department of Health, Sport England, the Big Lottery Fund, and V, an independent charity championing youth volunteering in England.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what action he is taking to urge the Burmese military regime to permit unhindered access to prisons in Burma by the International Committee of the Red Cross; 
Meg Munn: We share the deep concerns of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) over the large-scale violations of international humanitarian law committed by the Burmese Government against civilians.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development released a joint statement on 29 June condemning the Burmese Governments failure to co-operate with the ICRC in its efforts to alleviate the suffering of the ordinary people of Burma and to assist mine victims and prisoners. The statement can be found at:
We regularly raise our concerns with the regime about the serious humanitarian and human rights situation in Burma and will continue to emphasise the importance of the ICRCs humanitarian assistance in Burma.
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