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Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures are in place to prevent licensed premises being directly owned by (a) persons who have criminal convictions that would prevent them from holding an alcohol licence and (b) companies who have such a person as a director or company secretary. 
The Licensing Act (Section 17) sets out the application process for the granting of premises licences at which time the responsible authorities, including the police, have the opportunity to examine the application and object if they think there will be an impact on any of the four licensing objectives (including to the prevention of crime and disorder). Similarly, the Act (Section 42) sets how a premises licence can be transferred and the police have the right of objection to a transfer on grounds of crime prevention. Objections by the police can be against a person or a company.
Helen Southworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what disclosures are required by the owners of a licensed premises who are offering premises for sale on (a) incidents of a criminal nature recorded, (b) requirements placed on the premises or on current or previous licensees of the premises by (i) the licensing body and (ii) the courts, (c) reviews of the licence for the premises and (d) removal of licensees and transferral of licences for the premises. 
However, the buyer has the right as does any member of the public, to look at the local licensing authority register to check what actions may have been taken in respect of the licence and they may undertake other checks as part of the conveyancing process.
James Purnell: I discussed ITV's proposals for changes in regional news provision with its Executive Chairman, Michael Grade, when I met him last month. I understand that these proposals, which require Ofcom's permission, will be considered by Ofcom as part of its broader review of public service television broadcasting which is currently under way.
Margaret Hodge: We will continue to invest in our regional museums and galleries over the next three years, with an inflation-proof settlement which will mean that funding for the Renaissance in the Regions programme will increase from £45 million this year, to over £48.7 million in 2010-11. Government will have invested £292 million to support regional museums between 2002 and 2011.
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Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on National Lottery tickets in London in the last year for which figures are available; what revenue for the National Lottery Distribution Fund such spending gave rise to; how much was distributed to good causes and projects in London in the same period; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The national lottery operator, Camelot, do not collect ticket sales information on a constituency, district, county or regional basis, nor do they routinely collect ticket sales data based on postcodes. The most up-to-date sales data by postcode area are available in the Libraries of both Houses and provide information up to 2004. It is not, therefore possible to say how much was raised for good causes by lottery sales in London. However, we do have information on how much was awarded by lottery distributors to the region of London.
2,258 grants with a total value of £115,464,000 have been awarded by lottery distributors in London, in the last complete financial year (2006-07). These figures are for grants that are recorded on the Departments lottery grants database as location specific. The database is searchable at www.lottery.culture.gov.uk and uses information supplied by the lottery distributors.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1177W, on Olympic Games: Greater London, how many private partners have so far committed to funding the UK-wide cultural festival as part of the Cultural Olympiad; how much funding these private partners have so far committed to provide; and how much funding he expects to receive from private partners. 
Margaret Hodge: This is a matter for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG). LOCOG are discussing with their official partners a range of opportunities to contribute to the Cultural Olympiad. LOCOG will aim to maximise the funding available for the Cultural Olympiad but will also encourage partnerships with a wide range of public sector arts and cultural funding bodies.
James Purnell: My Department does not make grants directly to community radio stations, but provides some funding to Ofcom to enable it to make such grants under section 359 of the Communications Act 2003. Grants totalling £1.577 million have been made to community radio stations since February 2006.
|(1) The Regional Cultural Consortiums were established in October 1999.|
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of children attending (a) schools in a School Sport Partnership, (b) schools not in a School Sport Partnership and (c) all schools participate in at least two hours of school sport each week. 
Robert Key: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the English Heritage Stonehenge Visitors Centre project; and if he will make a statement. 
Margaret Hodge: Planning consent was granted for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre in March 2007, subject to conditions, one of which is that improvements to the A303 go ahead, as set out in the published Stonehenge Improvement Order 2000.
Mr. Skinner: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public funding was made available to theatre companies in the East Midlands in each year between 1998 and 2006. 
|Regularly funded organisations East Midlands|
Figures prior to 1999 are not held in electronic form and would have to be sourced from paper records that are held in archive. For this reason it is not possible for Arts Council England to provide figures for 1998 in time for the deadline.
|Lottery grants East Midlands|
|Total public funding East Midlands|
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