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The Exchequer figures show DCMS spending through UK Sport and Sport England, and DCSF spending on school sport through the Youth Sport Trust. The Lottery figures show spending through UK Sport, Sport England, the Big Lottery Fund and its predecessors (Community Fund and New Opportunities Fund).
|(1) £20,000 to support work across the Sports Equity Alliance, not solely women's sport.|
£30,000 (£10,000 in 2006-07 and £20,000 in 2007-08) has been invested in the Women and Leadership Development Programme, established in partnership with the BOA and CCPR to address the lack of women in senior decision making sports positions.
£67,500 has been invested between 2004 and 2008 in international women's sport development projects.
Synchronised swimming, (£1,617,000 for April 2006 to March 2009) and rhythmic gymnastics (integrated into the overall British Gymnastics Beijing award of £9 million) which are both female only sports.
Since 2003, female athletes have received 39 to 41 per cent. of UK Sport World Class Performance Programme and World Class Pathway Programme awards.
Robert Key: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total cost has been to (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies of (i) public enquiries, (ii) public consultations, (iii) public exhibitions, (iv) public information initiatives, (v) consultancy fees and (vi) all others costs incurred in connection with the proposed English Heritage Visitors' Centre at Stonehenge and the associated road improvement on the A303(T) since 1986. 
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost has been to (a) his Department and (b) English Heritage of preparatory work in connection with the Stonehenge Visitors' Centre. 
[holding answer 17 December 2007]: English Heritage records for expenditure on the Stonehenge visitor centre proposals commence at 1990-91. A total of some £16 million has been spent on developing various schemes for a new visitor centre. This includes funds to purchase land for the proposed site, which can be used for other purposes, together with consultancy and project team costs associated
with the architectural, structural and environmental design of the centre including costs associated with public enquiries.
The costs for the A303 Stonehenge improvement scheme were given in the answer to the hon. Member for Salisbury (Robert Key) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, South (Mr. Harris) on 18 December 2007, Official Report, column 1426W.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the maturity and practicality of carbon capture and storage technologies; 
Malcolm Wicks: The Department has published two reports on carbon capture and storage: The Review of Carbon Capture and Storage in the UK and The Carbon Abatement Technology (CAT) Strategy for Fossil Fuel Use, provide the results in these areas. Both reports can be found in the House of Commons Library and also on the BERR website at:
Additionally, Poyry Ltd carried out a study in June 2006 on the North sea CCS pipeline infrastructure. The study, commissioned by BERR, on behalf of the UK,
Norway and the North sea basin task force, has now been completed and is also available on the BERR web site at:
The Department also commissioned engineers PB Power to assess proposed CCS projects in the UK and to advise the Government on whether to support a CCS demonstration. This work is commercially confidential and is not in the public domain.
HMT consulted on the barriers to carbon capture and storage (CCS) deployment in 2006 and the Government announced in the Energy review that the next logical step would be a full-scale demonstration project. A competition to design and build one of the first-ever commercial CCS demonstration projects was launched by the Prime Minister on the 19 November.
Malcolm Wicks: The Government have a £35 million programme for the demonstration of carbon abatement technologies, including carbon capture and storage (CCS). It is also possible that part of the funding for the CCS demonstration project will be in the form of capital grants.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much Government funding the UK coal industry received annually since 1997; and what plans there are to continue such funding. 
Malcolm Wicks: Grants paid to UK coal producers in each financial year from 1997-98 are shown in the following table. The UK coal industry has received support through the UK Coal Operating Aid Scheme (2000-02) and Coal Investment Aid (CIAawards made in 2003 and 2004 for draw-down during 2003-08), both of which are closed. Details of both can been found on the BERR website. Two CIA awards have not yet been drawn down in full; any further qualifying expenditure must be incurred and defrayed by the end of 2008.
|UK Coal Operating Aid||Coal Investment Aid|
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Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate has been made of the level of effect on carbon emissions of construction of fossil fuel plants without operational carbon capture and storage technology. 
Malcolm Wicks: The most recent BERR energy and emissions projections were published as a supporting document to the Energy White Paper of May 2007. In the central case projection, including policy measures, total power station emissions are projected to fall from 47MtC 2005 to around 36MtC in 2020.
Shona McIsaac: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many households are classified as living in fuel-poverty in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire. 
Malcolm Wicks: Regional estimates of fuel poverty are available only for England in 2003 and are taken from the Fuel Poverty Indicator (FPI) dataset (available online at http://www.fuelpovertyindicator.org.uk/). This estimates that there were 4,600 fuel-poor households in North East Lincolnshire and 4,300 in North Lincolnshire.
It is important to note that the FPI only predicts the level of poverty in individual areas. It cannot take into account local circumstances. As with all small area indicators, it is important to use local knowledge and data to complement the FPI when developing local fuel poverty programmes.
Sandra Osborne: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans his Department has to assess the effects of the Gambling Act 2005 on competition in the gambling market. 
A competition assessment of the Gambling Act 2005 was included in the Regulatory Impact Assessment which was published in April 2005 to accompany the Act. In addition, impact assessments were prepared where appropriate for each piece of secondary legislation required to implement the Act. These are published with the related explanatory memorandum on the Office for Public Sector Information website www.opsi.gov.uk <http://www.opsi.gov.uk>, and separately on the Departments website www.culture.gov.uk <http://www.culture.gov.uk>
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he will reply to the letters of 4 July and 17 September 2007 from the hon. Member for Weston-Super-Mare on behalf of Mr. Gerald Evans of Weston-Super-Mare
regarding Reusa-Can Ltd., which were transferred to his Department on 21 September 2007. 
Mr. Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what information his Department holds on statutory national minimum wages in (a) each EU member state, (b) the United States, (c) China, (d) India, (e) Russia and (f) Japan expressed in (i) local currency and (ii) sterling (purchasing power parity) in each case. 
Mr. McFadden: An international comparison of minimum wage rates was published in Annex C of Government Evidence to the Low Pay Commission on the Economic Effects of the National Minimum Wage in November 2006. This is available from the BERR website at www.berr.gov.uk/employment/pay/national-minimum-wage/Evidence-Low_Pay-Commission/page21634.html. Copies are also available in the House Libraries. An updated international comparison will be provided in the Government's evidence to the Low Pay Commission for 2007 which will be published in December.
Statistics on OECD minimum wages in purchasing power parity terms can be found at www.oecd.org/document/63/0,3343,en_2825_495691_38939455_ l_l_l_l,00. html. Statistics on EU minimum wages in purchasing power parity terms can be found at
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what projections he has made of flood risk to each of Britain's nuclear power and waste processing plants over the next 100 years; and if he will make a statement. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Health and Safety Executive requires flood defence plans for civil licensed nuclear sites to be periodically reviewed by site operators. These reviews are carried out against the current climate change impact projections.
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