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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many reports relating to funding awards his Department and its agencies expect to receive from sports governing bodies in each year until 2010; how many staff his Department expects to allocate to processing these reports and analysing the findings in each year; and how much is allocated to fund that activity. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department does not receive any such reports directly. DCMS receives assessments of the reports listed as follows within its framework of formal quarterly reviews of both UK Sport and Sport England. I meet with the chair of each body on an annual basis to discuss financial performance, including the outcome of these quarterly reviews. As such, DCMS allocates neither staff nor budgets exclusively to the processing or analysing of these reports.
UK Sport requires each of its 24 funded sports to submit a plan for each four-year Olympic Cycle, expecting one plan from each funded NGB in autumn 2008 to cover the 2009-13 London cycle. In addition, each sport is asked by UK Sport to submit an annual budget and cash-flow, monitored on a quarterly basis.
Each funded sport will submit one four-year plan, one annual budget, and four quarterly monitoring reports in 2008-09; and one annual budget and four quarterly monitoring reports in 2009-10.
Sport England requires each of the 35 governing bodies with Whole Sport Plan funding agreements to submit progress reports annually. Sport England also carries out quarterly reviews for each of these sports.
The 26 governing bodies that receive Club Links and Step into Sport funding provide quarterly reports for each stream.
The 31 governing bodies that receive Club and Coach Fund awards submit quarterly progress reports.
The 19 governing bodies with clubs that are currently part of the Community Club Development Programme assist them in providing six-monthly progress reports.
Mr. Yeo: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on participation rates in sport and outdoor recreation of introducing British summer time in winter. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There has been no research to assess the likely effect of introducing British summer time in winter on participation rates in sport and outdoor recreation.
Nick Ainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much VisitBritain spent in each year since its establishment; how much it is budgeted to spend in each year of the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review period; and what the percentage change (a) was and (b) is expected to be from each year to the next. 
Margaret Hodge: Since its establishment, VisitBritains total spending has been:
The majority of this was grant-in-aid from DCMS, as follows (with percentage changes on the previous years):
The rest of VisitBritains spending for these years was funded by partnerships with the private sector for specific marketing campaigns, income from the visitor accommodation quality scheme, and other sources.
Total spending for future years will depend on levels of non-DCMS income. VisitBritains grant-in-aid funding for 2007-08 is £50.7 million, which includes £750,000 in additional funding for rural domestic tourism marketing following the July flooding.
Grant-in-aid funding for the period covered by the Comprehensive Spending Review will be as follows (with percentage changes on the previous years):
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he had with the Football Association before the construction of Wembley Stadium on (a) the provision of a roof and (b) facilities within the stadium; and if he will make a statement. 
The history of my Department's involvement in the development of the Wembley Stadium project is well documented in a number of published reports including: English National Stadium
Review Interim Report (December 2001)HC 479; English National Stadium Review Final Report (October 2002)HC 1179; The English national stadium project at WembleyHC 699 Session 2002-03.
The Lottery Funding Agreement between the English Sports Council, Wembley National Stadium Ltd. and the Football Association sets out the minimum standards required in relation to: the design and engineering of the stadium; the technical specifications of the playing area; facilities for participants and spectators; safety management; and communications.
However, the detailed design specifications of the roof and facilities at Wembley Stadium are a matter for Wembley National Stadium Ltd. and the Football Association.
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