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Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on the Creative Sparks initiative in each year since its inception; and what plans it has for expenditure on Creative Sparks over the next two years. 
Margaret Hodge: The DCMS Five Year Plan Living Life to the Full, published in March 2005, included a proposal to develop the Creative Sparks initiative by 2010. It is being enacted through the Find your Talent policy announced on 13 February 2008. The sum of £25 million has been set aside over the next three years by the DCMS, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, Arts Council England and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council to establish 10 local area pilots where a full range of partners will trial different ways of delivering a comprehensive cultural offer. In the interim period, the DCMS and DCSF have continued to invest significant amounts in cultural programmes aimed at children and young people. These include Creative Partnerships, Cultural Hubs, the education element of Renaissance in the Regions and Strategic Commissioning for museums and galleries.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of his Departments civil servants were (a) suspended and (b) dismissed for accessing (i) obscene and (ii) other prohibited material on work computers in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: In the Department for Culture, Media and Sport no civil servants have been (a) suspended, or (b) dismissed for accessing (i) obscene and (ii) other prohibited material on work computers in each of the last five years.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spends on the website Margaret Hodge's DCMS Diary; how many unique visitors this section of his Department's website receives each month; how many total hits this section of his Department's website receives each month; and how many full-time staff or equivalent are employed to run this section of his Department's website. 
Margaret Hodge: Margaret Hodge's Diary is a page within the main DCMS website, www.culture.gov.uk. No additional funds are spent on that section of the website. Figures available for the site are:
Mr. Don Foster:
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2007, Official Report, column 38W, on departmental
studies, when he will place in the Library copies of (a) assessing the readiness of the social housing sector for digital switchover, (b) governance of non-departmental government bodies, (c) the casino impacts scoping study, (d) sport's contribution to achieving wider social benefits, (e) measuring elasticity of tourism demand, (f) international dimension of the creative economy, (g) exploring creative industry spillovers, (h) the review of performance indicator framework for national museums and galleries and (i) culture on demand. 
(a) Assessing the Readiness of the Social Housing Sector for Digital Switchover (now entitled Communal TV Systems and Preparation for Digital Switchover), (d) Sport's Contribution to Achieving Wider Social Benefits, (h) Review of Performance Indicator Framework for National Museums and Galleries and (i) Culture on Demand (now entitled Review of Evidence Base for Delivering SP2/ PSA3).
(b) Governance of Non-departmental Government Bodies, (f) International Dimension of the Creative Economy (now entitled A Framework for Understanding International Demand for the Creative Industries) (g) Exploring Creative Industry Spillovers.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by employment agency. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has used two employment agencies to provide temporary staff since August 2007, Hays and Brook Street. The average hourly rate for staff provided by Hays was £12.70; the average hourly rate for Brook Street was £11.93.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what documents his Department, associated agencies and non-departmental public bodies translate for people in the UK who do not speak English. 
Leaflet on the National Lottery (November 2002). Translated into Hindi and Punjabi.
Leaflet on the Licensing Act 2003 (August 2005). Translated into Turkish, Greek, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujerati, Urdu, Chinese, Arabic and Kurdish.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many specialist Gambling Commission compliance officers there are; and how many have been appointed since the Gambling Act 2005 entered into force. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Gambling Commission has 55 regionally based compliance staff (all of whom are designated enforcement officers). In addition there is a specialist enforcement team of 10 officers based in Birmingham with national responsibilities. There are eight further specialist compliance staff (sector experts/technical advisers) who have also been appointed as enforcement officers.
Mr. David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the report of the Independent Licensing Fees Review Panel; and whether he plans to review the fees prescribed by the Licensing Act 2003 (Fees) Regulations 2005. 
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what progress has been made towards his Department's public service agreement target to increase significantly the number of people from priority groups accessing museums and galleries collections; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many people aged 16 years and above (a) from black and minority ethnic groups, (b) with a limiting disability, (c) from lower socio-economic groups and (d) in total attended museums and galleries collections in each year for which figures are available. 
The most recent results were published in December 2007 in the following table. They provide a comparison between the baseline figures and the second-year results of the survey. The statistics show no significant change from year one to year two.
We are working closely with the cultural sector's strategic delivery bodiesArts Council England, English Heritage and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Councilto ensure that we maximise our impact on increasing participation rates.
These bodies deliver through a range of programmes and initiatives with cultural organisations at regional and local level. This includes investment in programmes such as Renaissance in the Regions, which has seen visits to local museums and galleries by people from the PSA3 priority groups up by over 30 per cent. since 2002-03; free admission to formerly charging sponsored museums in England, where attendance has gone up by 98 per cent. since 2001; record investment in Arts Council England's regularly funded organisations of £326 million this year; and Heritage Open Days, which receives its core funding from English Heritage, where 850,000 people visited some of 3,500 buildings last year, making it England's largest voluntary cultural event.
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Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was paid in prizes awarded by the National Lottery to individuals who reside in (a) the Tamworth constituency and (b) Staffordshire in each of the last three years for which information is available. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The information requested is not available. The national lottery operator, Camelot, does not collect prize payout information on a constituency or postcode basis; nor does it collect the addresses of winners who win prizes of less than £500.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information his Department collects on the number of constituencies in England with no permanent theatre or community performing arts space. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many school sports co-ordinators have been introduced in (a) the Jarrow
constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since the establishment of the policy. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The School Sport Partnership (SSP) infrastructure of Partnership Development Managers, Secondary Sport Co-ordinators and Primary Link Teachers was rolled out in stages between 2000 and 2006.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the 10 most popular tourist attractions in England were in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) revenue raised and (b) visitor numbers. 
|Top 10 tourist attractions and visitor numbers in England( 1, 2)|
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