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Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much National Lottery funding has been spent on (a) arts, (b) heritage, (c) community sport, (d) school sport and (e) capital funding for schools in each year since 1997. 
James Purnell [holding answer 22 January 2008]: National Lottery expenditure for the good cause sectors specified is set out in the table, subject to the qualifications given. The figures are for the United Kingdom as a whole.
|£ million (rounded)|
|Arts: drawdown from the NLDF by the six arts/film distributors||Heritage: drawdown from the NLDF by the Heritage Lottery fund||Sport; drawdown from the NLDF by the five sports distributors||School sport: payments by New Opportunities Fund/Big Lottery Fund under the PE and Sport in Schools and School Sports co-ordinators programme||Other sport: payments by NOF/big Lottery fund under the community Sports Programmes, Space for Sport and the Arts and Football Foundation|
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the declared party political affiliations are of members of the boards of (a) the National Lottery distributors, (b) non-departmental public bodies and (c) agencies within the responsibilities of his Department.  [Official Report, 7 February 2008; Vol. 471, c. 7MC.]
Mr. Sutcliffe: In accordance with the Code of Practice of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, board members are required to declare details of political activity and are asked to include the name of the political party they have been active for. Applicants are not required to provide details of party political membership or affiliation but may do so if they choose.
Of currently serving board members for DCMS bodies, 47 board members in total have made a political activity declaration. Of these, eight are from a lottery distributor; 39 from a non-departmental sponsored body and none from departmental agencies.
In terms of political activity this can be further broken down as follows: Of the eight lottery distributor board members who made a declaration: seven were active for the Labour party and one declared political activity independent of a political party. Of the 39 non-departmental sponsored body board members who made a declaration, 11 were active for the Conservative party, 23 for the Labour party, 3 for the Liberal Democrats and two declared politically independent activity.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public libraries have closed in England in each of the last 10 years. 
Margaret Hodge: This information is not held centrally. However, the Public Library Statistics, published annually by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), contain data establishing the total number of public library service points open for more than 10 hours per week. The House of Commons Library holds copies for the period in question.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2007, Off icial Report, column 1006-07, on sports: finance, how much funding in each year was provided from (a) his departmental budget and (b) Lottery funding. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The figures in the table represent the actual spend (or outturn) on sport, from 1997-2000, as set out in the Departments published appropriation accounts, and for 2001-06 in the Departments resource accounts. Details of the 2007-08 allocation for sport as at the winter supplementary estimate can be found in central Government supply estimate 2007-08, winter supplementary estimates (HC29).
|Lottery funding for England|
|(1) Plans figures as at winter supplementary estimate|
(2) Projected income figure
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) Sport England have spent on providing information on sports and fitness facilities to the NHS Choices website. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 23 January 2008]: Neither DCMS nor Sport England has spent any funds on providing information on sports and fitness facilities to the NHS Choices website beyond the staff time incurred to do so. The data are provided from the Active Places dataset.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how often Sport England are required to provide updated information on sports and fitness facilities for inclusion on the NHS Choices website. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 23 January 2008]: Sport England provides updated information on sports and fitness facilities for inclusion on the NHS Choices website upon request, otherwise every six weeks.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the expected annual salary is of a competition manager in school sport partnerships; 
(2) how much has been spent on training competition managers in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The National School Sport Strategy was launched in 2002. Initial funding focused on the school sport partnership infrastructure of partnership development managers, school sport coordinators and primary link teachers. Funding for competition managers began in 2005.
Grants, based on the number of competition managers and senior competition managers allocated to county areas, are passed to the host organisation, for example a school sport partnership.
The current grants envisage a salary of up to £30,000 for competition managers and £40,000 for senior competition managers, as well as up to £1,000 for professional development. However, it is for the host organisation to decide upon the precise salary, and training allocation. The Department does not hold this information centrally.
As part of their work, the Youth Sport Trust is also funded to provide central support and resources for the development of competition managers.
There are currently 90 competition managers in post comprising 67 competition managers and 23 senior competition managers.
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for how many months each vacant ministerial
residence in Admiralty House has been unoccupied; and if he will consider renting out such properties to individuals other than Ministers. 
Gillian Merron: I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1080W. The Admiralty House flats are an integral part of the Cabinet Office estate. A change in their use would therefore not be appropriate.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department and its agencies have spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Burns: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how much his Department spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in 2007; 
(2) how much (a) his Department and (b) the Minister for the Olympics spent on (i) Christmas cards and (ii) postage of Christmas cards in 2007. 
Gillian Merron: For information on Christmas cards sent in 2003 and 2004, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (David Davis) by my right hon. Friend the Member for South Shields (David Miliband) on 10 January 2005, Official Report, column 82W. In 2005, the Department spent £2,816 on Christmas cards, 40 per cent. of which was donated to charity. For 2006 and 2007, the Cabinet Office has used an on-line e-card at no additional cost to the Department. The cost of any Christmas cards sent by the Department is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
No departmental funds have been used for staff Christmas parties.
Christmas trees are situated at certain points on the Cabinet Office Estate, which includes 10 Downing street, such as in the reception of the main buildings and at the front door of 10 Downing street. The following costs include the purchase, decoration and environmentally friendly disposal of the trees. The cost in each of the last five years was £13,294 (2006), £12,968 (2005), £13,159 (2004), £8,399 (2003) and approximately £5,151 (2002).
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