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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the role of the cultural ambassador for the United Kingdom is; if he will break down the allocated budget by mission statement priorities; and what prior discussions were held with the British Council on respective responsibilities and avoiding duplication. 
Margaret Hodge: The World Collections programme, which will be chaired by Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, (acting as a cultural ambassador for the UK), will share the best of British cultural excellence and expertise with museums in Africa and Asia.
The programme will receive £3 million over three years from April 2008. This will be spent on supporting activities agreed by the six partner organisations (British Museum, British Library, Tate, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Natural History Museum and V&A) with further details to be determined.
Mr. Letwin: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates (HC 29), if he will break down his Department's (a) main estimate and (b) winter supplementary estimate provision by subhead in (i) near cash and (ii) non-cash terms. 
Margaret Hodge: Near-cash and non-cash are essentially used as Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) budgetary control concepts and are not specifically identified with voted resources in Estimates. However, we have been able to break down net total resources for each section in the Part II: Subhead detail table of our Main and Winter Supplementary Estimates.
Line F, funding for the Royal Parks Agency in RfR1 includes non-cash costs of £2.571 million which did not increase in the Winter Supplementary Estimate. Similarly Line 1, relating to Administration and Research has non-cash costs totalling £5.947 million that have not increased in year. All other provision in the Estimate is near cash.
Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list each event attended by the Minister for Sport in an official role since June; and what the cost of facilitating attendance was in each case. 
Details of costs for each individual case is not held centrally by the Department. However, details of any expenditure in 2007-08 will be available when the Department's resource accounts are fully audited and laid before Parliament.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has (a) taken since 1997 and (b) plans to take in each of the next three years to make music studios more accessible to young people; what discussions he has had since June 2007 with representatives of the music industry about this issue; and if he will make a statement. 
Margaret Hodge: The Government recognise the importance of young, developing musicians having access to affordable and professional facilities to rehearse and perform live music. That is why, following a recommendation by the Live Music Forum, we recently asked Feargal Sharkey, the ex-chair of the Forum, to work with local authorities, the music industry and other partners over the next two years to establish a number of pilot music rehearsal spaces across the country. £500,000 has been allocated to assist with the cost of setting up these pilots. In the longer term, we will continue to explore what other funding streams may be available for this purpose, such as our proposed unclaimed assets scheme. As part of this initiative, my officials have spoken to representatives of the British phonographic industry, the Association of Independent Music and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) who have agreed to assist.
Mr. Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of National Lottery funding for good causes will be allocated to hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games in each relevant year. 
James Purnell: As announced on 15 March 2007, and subject to parliamentary approval, we intend to transfer £1,085 million from the national lottery distribution fund to the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund. The profile of these transfers by year is as follows:
In addition, the Sport Lottery distributors will be spending £340 million on Olympic-related projects, the profile of which is at their discretion; and £750 million is being raised from dedicated Olympic Lottery products from 2005-06, the timing of which is dependent on the commercial view of the operator and the regulator.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions (a) he and (b) the Minister for Tourism has met (i) VisitBritain, (ii) the Tourism Alliance and (iii) other tourism related organisations in the last 12 months. 
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