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Margaret Hodge: Investment in the programme as a whole will rise from £45 million this year to £48.7 million in 2010-11. The specific allocation for museums in the North East will be decided by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
James Purnell [holding answer 19 November 2007]: The following table shows the total operator proceeds raised for and held in the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) for the sport lottery distributors, for each complete financial year. The figures are taken from the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) annual accounts, except for the figure for 2006-07 which is a provisional figure subject to audit. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand pounds.
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|(1) Rounded to nearest thousand|
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the statement by the Prime Minister on 14 November 2007, Official Report, columns 667-72, on national security, when he expects the Royal Television Society and Society of Newspaper Editors to hold the conference and regional debates on how to ensure accurate and balanced reporting of issues related to terrorism in the media, announced by the Prime Minister; what contribution his Department expects to make to the costs of these debates; and if he will make a statement. 
James Purnell: The timing and format of the conference and debates are a matter for the organisations concerned. The Government have not received any request for a contribution towards the costs but would be happy to consider what support might be necessary to make them successful.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many contracts were awarded by his Department to Opinion Leader Research in each year since 1997; and what was (a) the title and purpose, (b) the cost to the public purse and (c) the dates of (i) tender, (ii) award, (iii) operation and (iv) completion and report to the Department in each case. 
Mrs. James: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the obligations of the public service broadcasters in respect of television text services. 
James Purnell: Teletext is the commercial public service broadcaster which is required under the terms of its licence to make a text service available, currently in both analogue and digital formats. The holder of the Channel 3 licence, Channel 4 and the Welsh Authority are currently required to grant access to the analogue public teletext provider to the facilities reasonably required for the purposes of the provision of that service. Under its Charter and Agreement, the BBC has currently undertaken to provide analogue Ceefax. The analogue Teletext service and BBC Ceefax will not be available after digital switchover but I understand that digital Teletext and a digital BBC text service will be.
Jeff Ennis: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much grant aid the Arts Council for England has provided to (a) the Royal Opera House and (b) English National Opera in each of the last five years. 
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Margaret Hodge: In line with its mission to open up Somerset house to the public and complete the restoration of the 18(th) century buildings round the courtyard, Somerset house Trust has invited bids from potential partners to re-develop the adjoining new wing. The Trust is currently analysing the options to achieve the best solution and will then put proposals to Ministers for them to consider.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department allocated to sport in (a) Peterborough constituency and ( b) Peterborough city council area in each year since 1997. 
|(a) Peterborough constituency|
|(b) Peterborough city council|
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourist information centres there were in (a) 1997, (b) 2002 and (c) 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: The Department is currently consulting on proposals to add capacity at Heathrow airport. This meets a commitment in the 2004 Future of Air Transport White Paper, which was itself developed following wide consultation. The Department has no plans to consult on specific development proposals at other airports though individual airport operators will need to consult in accordance with planning requirements as and when they bring forward their proposals.
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the outcomes were of discussions she has had with the aviation industry on ensuring that the UKs aviation security regime is properly enforced without causing unnecessary inconvenience to passengers; and how her Department is implementing these outcomes; 
My right hon. Friends written statement of 14 November explained that airports may permit passengers to carry more than one item of hand luggage from 7 January 2008, provided they have been able to show that they have in place the screening capacity needed to handle the additional bags without any adverse impact on the standard of security achieved. It will be for each airport to bring its plans to the Department for approval, as and when it is ready to do so.
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