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To invite comments on the content of draft regulations for museums on the publication of information about cultural objects they intend to borrow from abroad for temporary exhibitions and which will be immune from seizure under part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. The consultation also invites views on how far in advance museums should be required to publish the information
To reduce the administrative burden on applicants for making small alterations to premises licences or club premises certificates under the Licensing Act 2003, where those changes will have no impact on the statutory licensing objectives. This is expected to result in cost savings to licence holders of £1.5 - £2.8 million
The aim of the review is to assess the risk to children of exposure to harmful or inappropriate material online and in video games, to assess existing measures of protection and explore what changes or additional actions should be taken
Mr. Sutcliffe: We have been clear that the football authorities and clubs must demonstrate modern, competent governance and financial transparency if they are to protect the future integrity of the game.
Good progress has been made and I welcome the introduction of the semi-autonomous Football Regulatory Authority (FRA), the fit and proper persons test for club directors and the FAs revised agents regulations which seek to prevent dual representation and other potential conflicts of interest.
Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford of 16 August on his constituent, Mr. C. Metcalf (Ref. 79811); and what the reasons are for the time taken to reply. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: I plan to facilitate a meeting with key representatives of Ice Hockey early in the new year to discuss issues challenging the sport and the way forward. I will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford in the near future.
Mr. Vaizey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was paid to museums sponsored by his Department in each year since the introduction of free admission in 2007-08 prices. 
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James Purnell: The £40 million endowment for the Legacy Trust is made up of a £6 million grant from DCMS, £5 million from Arts Council England (ACE), £5 million from the Big Lottery Fund (BiG), and £24 million from the Millennium Commission (which has since been transferred to BiG). In its bid for this endowment, the Legacy Trust stated its aim is to spend approximately (a) 70 per cent. of its funding on cultural projects and (b) 30 per cent. on sporting projects. The trust also stated its aim to support programmes, where possible, that span both arts and sport.
The trust plans to support a small number of national programmes, including the UK School Games, a schools cultural programme, and the World Festival of Youth Culture (working title). There will be one further UK-wide programme (currently under discussion) which will focus on a cultural theme with specific communities and volunteering elements.
The remainder of the endowment (approximately 50 per cent.) will be distributed throughout the three nations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and nine English regions. The ideas for programmes will come from the regions and nations themselves, but the trust is advising them that they should broadly aim for a 70 per cent. culture and 30 per cent. sport split.
While the trust will focus on culture and sport, it is within its remit to support programmes that could be classified as education or physical activity (well being), and to use culture and sport to raise issues of environmental sustainability.
The £40 million endowment for the Legacy Trust is made up of a £6 million grant from DCMS, £5 million from Arts Council England (ACE), £5 million from the Big Lottery Fund (BiG), and £24 million from the Millennium Commission (which has
since been transferred to BiG). The aim is to double the endowment to £80 million by 2012.
In the fundraising strategy in its bid for the endowment, the Trust set out the definition of doubling the £40 million endowment to £80 million not just on a cash basis, but via the leveraging of in-kind assistance.
Jeff Ennis: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the highest award is that the Arts Council for England granted to an amateur operatic society in each of the last five years. 
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Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport's contribution towards the funding of regional development agencies (RDAs) is £3.6 million for 2007-08. We are unable to disaggregate the DCMS total to each RDA, as once contributions from Government Departments go into the RDAs single programme budget, it is not ring-fenced for particular sectors, but is available to the RDAs to spend as they see fit to achieve the regional priorities identified in their regional economic strategies and the targets set by them in their corporate plans.
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