Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, column 1040W, on departmental public relations, which public relations company was contracted for the (a) digital switchover campaign and (b) licensing campaign. 
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list the (a) special advisers and (b) Ministerial appointees in possession of a security pass enabling access to his Departments main building in the month prior to the prorogation of Parliament for the 2005 general election. 
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of working days lost by his Departments staff was attributed to stress-related conditions in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment for all employees and guidance is available for staff and managers on how to manage stress effectively.
As part of our attendance, health and well being programme for staff we have a range of policies in place to reduce work related stress. These include: Stress Management policy and Sickness Absence
policy, which includes guidance on making reasonable adjustments. We also offer a full range of flexible work patterns to support work-life balance and have health awareness pages on our intranet. We have appointed a DCMS board member as the Health and Well-Being Champion. In addition, staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme (counselling service) and onsite gym with a programme of exercise and yoga available.
Margaret Hodge: The UK Government provide film tax relief for qualifying films. Foreign filmmakers working in partnership with British film companies may be eligible for such relief. In order to qualify, their films need either to pass the UKs cultural test or qualify as an official UK co-production. Films should be intended for theatrical release, meet a minimum UK spend requirement of 25 per cent. and be made by a film production company within the UK corporation tax net.
In addition, the UK Film Council provides national lottery funding for film development and production projects; approximately £19 million per year is available. Foreign filmmakers can access this funding by collaborating with companies that are registered and centrally managed in the UK or in another member state of the European Union or European economic area. The provision to allow companies registered in other states of the European Union or European economic area is to ensure compatibility with the general legality principles of the treaty on European Union (the Maastricht treaty).
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many British and foreign film
company collaborations have taken place in the last 12 months. 
Margaret Hodge: We are finalising a treaty to allow for official co-productions between UK and Indian film companies. We are expecting to see up to 10 UK-Indian co-productions made within the first two years. We estimate that this will result in expenditure in the UK of approximately £88 million and in Indian spend of approximately £62 million.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was paid in grants from Lottery funds to organisations in Tamworth in each of the last five years, expressed (a) in cash terms and (b) as a percentage of the Staffordshire total. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The total value of grants awarded in the local authority area of Tamworth in each of the last five complete financial years, and as a percentage of the Staffordshire total, is set out in the table.
The information is location specific. That is, the figures include only grants that are specific to a location in the region and exclude grants that might have gone to addresses in the region, but are not otherwise related to it.
|Total value of grants awarded in Tamworth (£)
|Staffordshire total (£)
|Tamworth total as a percentage of Staffordshire total
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, column 1044, on planning permission: playing fields, how many applications were (a) approved, (b) rejected and (c) withdrawn; and what percentage of those approved were considered to represent a significant change to sporting provision, broken down by region since 2001. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The information requested, broken down at a regional level, could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, a table showing the total number of planning applications nationally on playing fields on which Sport England were consulted for all years since 2001 broken down by numbers (a) approved, (b) rejected or withdrawn and (c) yet to be decided is given as follows. Many of these applications are from clubs/schools wanting to improve the quality of their sports facilities.
Margaret Hodge: It is a long standing, fundamental principle that the Arts Council operates at arms length from the Government, which ensures that decisions about the arts are taken by people in the Arts Council whose job it is to develop and support the arts, and not by Ministers. The Arts Council is committed to a policy of openness and transparency and makes information available to the public on a routine basis. Among others, this can include Council minutes, advice and guidance on funding programmes and research reports. The Arts Councils publication scheme gives details of what information is publicly available and can be found on their website:
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much capital has been allocated to evening sports clubs for young people in
(a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Funding is allocated by DCMS for Capital Projects throughout England, but no records are kept by DCMS or Funding Distributors (NDPBs) on what purpose building projects that benefit from this funding are used for. It is therefore not possible to provide an answer to this question.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much capital has been allocated to sport in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. 
|Total (£ million)
|(b) South Tyneside
|Total (£ million)
|(c) The North East
|Total (£ million)
|( d ) England
|Total (£ million)