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|Top 10 tourist attractions to London (excluding City of London)( 1)|
|(1) Participation within the Visitor Attraction survey is voluntary and so there may be attractions that choose not to participate or to remain anonymous.|
Visitor Attraction Trends survey, England (Visit Britain)
Mark Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to make regulations under powers granted him by section 134 (9) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. 
Margaret Hodge: I am currently considering the responses to the public consultation on the content of the Regulations, which closed on 21 December. The regulations will be laid before Parliament once we have concluded our consideration and discussed the outcome with the devolved Administrations.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research his Department has conducted on the effects on behaviour of depictions of (a) knife use and (b) other violence in computer games. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: In 2005 we published a review of research on the impact of violent computer games on young people. The review examined the academic literature relating to violent video games and violent behaviour. It is available on our website at:
copies were placed in the Library on 28 February 2005. 18 pieces of research were key in this review, but the reviewers also took into account a further total of 69 pieces of work. It ensured that all the key studies examining the relationship between playing violent computer games and real-world violence in young people between 1985 and 2004 were covered.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) VisitBritain and (b) VisitEngland spent on advertising overseas in each financial year since they were established. 
Margaret Hodge: The advertising, promotion, and marketing of both Britain and England in overseas and domestic markets is the responsibility of VisitBritain. In the marketing of England, VisitBritain is advised by VisitEngland (which was known as the England Marketing Advisory Board until October 2007). There was no overseas advertising or other marketing spending on England until 2005-06, other than as part of VisitBritains wider marketing of Britain. In March 2005, the specific marketing of England in a number of established European markets was agreed between DCMS, VisitBritain, and the Devolved Administrations.
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Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of VisitBritain's grant-in-aid has been allocated to promoting (a) Britain and (b) England overseas in each of the next three years. 
The split of VisitBritain's allocated funding for future years is a matter which is currently being considered as part of the Strategic Review of tourism led by VisitBritain. I have ensured that the devolved Administrations have the opportunity to fully participate in that process, and in the review's wider work of improving the impact of the £350 million a year which the public sector invests in supporting tourism.
Mr. Kemp: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government have taken to provide wi-fi access to the general public in public buildings; what steps are planned up to 2010; and if he will make a statement. 
There is no Government policy on provision of wireless access to the public in public buildings and there are no steps planned between now and 2010 to provide wireless access to the general public in public buildings. However, some public authorities make wireless access available to the public in their buildings, for example, 23 per cent. of library services currently deliver wireless access, with 42 per cent. actively planning to offer wireless access in future. Most of these services are providing wireless access free of charge to the end user. This is a matter for public authorities individually.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding the Youth Sports Trust has received from his Department in each of the last three years; and whether such funding has been targeted to particular programmes. 
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As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the average wage has been in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England for each year since 1979. (186627)
Since 1997, levels of earnings are estimated from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), and are provided for all full time employees on adult rates of pay whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence. Prior to 1997, levels of earnings are estimated from the New Earnings Survey (NES) and are provided for all full time employees either on adult rates of pay, or for years prior to 1984, aged 21 and over (male) or 18 and over (female), whose pay for the survey period was not affected by absence.
I attach a table showing Gross Weekly Pay for Cornwall, the South West and England, for all full-time employees, for the years 1979-2007.
The ASHE, carried out in April each year, is the most comprehensive source of earnings information in the United Kingdom.
|Gross weekly pay for all full time employee( 1) jobs|
|(1) Employees on adult rates whose pay for the survey pay-period was not affected by absence.|
(2) 2004 results excluding supplementary survey for comparison with 2003.
(3) 2004 results including supplementary surveys designed to improve coverage of the survey (for more information see National Statistics website www.statistics.gov.uk).
(4) 2006 results consistent with 2005 methodology.
(5 )2006 results consistent with 2007 methodology.
New Earnings Survey, Office for National Statistics. 1979-96
Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Office for National Statistics. 1997-2007
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