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Departmental Studies

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 16 July 2007, Official Report, column 38W, on departmental studies, when each study began; when each was expected to be completed; what the current estimated completion date of each is; and when the results of each study will be published. [186357]

Margaret Hodge: With reference to the answer of 16 July 2007, Official Report, column 38W, on departmental studies, all studies are now complete and details outlined in the following table.

Study Date study commenced Original expected date of completion Estimated publishing date Date published

Economic impact of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s cultural investment (renamed “A Framework for Evaluating Cultural Policy”)

May 2006

September 2006

May 2007

Assessing the readiness of the social housing sector for digital switchover (renamed “Communal TV systems and Preparation for Digital Switchover”)

August 2006

December 2006

January 2007

Governance of non-departmental government bodies(1)

November 2005

January 2006

n/a

n/a

Casino impacts scoping study (the Lancaster study)

July 2006

November 2006

February 2008

Sport's contribution to achieving wider social benefits

July 2006

October 2006

August 2007

Measuring elasticity of tourism demand

May 2006

May 2007

July 2008

International dimension of the creative economy (renamed “ Framework for Understanding International Demand for the Creative Industries”

January 2007

June 2007

September 2007

Exploring creative industry spillovers

November 2006

June 2007

September 2007

Museums indicators revisions (renamed “Review of Performance Indicator Framework for National Museums and Galleries”)

October 2006

December 2006

August 2007

Review of evidence base for delivering SP2/ PSA3—Culture on Demand”

September 2006

January 2007

July 2007

(1) The document ‘Governance of non—departmental government bodies’ has been placed in the Libraries of the House for information although not formally published.

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National Lottery: Tamworth

Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which projects were awarded funding by the Big Lottery Fund in Tamworth constituency in each of the last five years. [Official Report, 31 March 2008, Vol. 474, c. 5MC.][193604]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Grants awarded by the Big Lottery Fund and its predecessors, the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund, in each of the last five completed financial years to the Tamworth Constituency are listed in the following table.

The information is location specific. That is, the list includes only grants that are specific to locations in the constituency and excludes grants that might have gone to addresses in the constituency, to headquarters offices for example, but are not otherwise related to it. The Department's Lottery Grants Database is searchable at www.lottery.culture.gov.uk and uses information supplied by the Lottery distributors.

Grants awarded by the Big Lottery Fund and its predecessors the Community Fund and The New Opportunities Fund during each of the last five completed financial years to the constituency of Tamworth

There are no grants made by the Big Lottery Fund to the constituency of Tamworth in any of the last five completed financial years.

Community fund financial year 2002-03
Recipient Award date Award amount (£)

Glascote Platoon ‘A’ Coy Warwickshire ACF

18 April 2002

4,703

Tamworth Community Service Council

18 April 2002

4,275

Age Concern Tamworth

18 July 2002

86,551

Tamworth and District Citizens Advice Bureau

19 September 2002

200,991

Age Concern Tamworth

28 November 2002

32,614

Tamworth Council for Voluntary Service

20 March 2003

323,851


Community fund financial year 2003-04
Recipient Award date Award amount (£)

Tamworth Cornerstone Housing Association

18 July 2003

216,480

Age Concern Tamworth

30 November 2004

23,364

Tamworth Council for Voluntary Service

30 January 2004

260,131

Edingale Village Hall

30 January 2004

26,385


There were no grants made by the Community Fund to the constituency of Tamworth in the financial year 2004-05.


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Community fund financial year 2005-06
Recipient Award date Award amount (£)

Parochial Church Council of Glascote and Stonydelph

10 May 2005

60,000

Home Start Tamworth

10 May 2005

78,467

The Manna House (Tamworth) Company

10 May 2005

104,819

Elford Village Hall

8 August 2005

204,350

The Manna House (Tamworth) Company

8 August 2005

64,690


There are no grants made by the Community Fund to the constituency of Tamworth in the financial year 2006-07.

New opportunities fund 2002 -03
Recipient Award date Award amount (£)

Argyle Pre-School Nursery

18 April 2002

1,750

Oakhill Primary School

19 December 2002

10,000


There are no grants made by the New Opportunities Fund to the constituency of Tamworth in the financial year 2003-04 or 2004-05.

New opportunities fund 2005-06
Recipient Award date Award amount (£)

Tamworth Council for Voluntary Service

10 October 2005

149,935


New opportunities fund 2006-07
Recipient Award date Award amount (£)

Hodge Lane Conservation Group

9 October 2006

3,328


House of Commons Commission

Members’ Visitors

Sarah Teather: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will review the green card system used to alert hon. and right hon. Members about visitors to assess its effectiveness as a messaging tool; and if the Commission will take steps to ensure hon. Members’ offices are alerted by telephone as soon as a green card is submitted. [192479]

Nick Harvey: I will ask the Serjeant at Arms to review the green card system and report back to the House of Commons Commission.

When a visitor submits a green card during a normal business day, a Doorkeeper will endeavour to reach the Member or his/her staff by telephone.

During mass lobbies, when the number of green cards submitted can exceed 1,000, it is not possible to make a personal telephone call in each case. The hon. Member may wish to be aware that when green cards are received in Members’ Lobby during mass lobbies there are a number of options for being informed about the arrival of constituents.

Messages can be sent via:


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Additionally, a Doorkeeper will take the green card messages around the Palace and the Portcullis House atrium to try to deliver them to Members personally. For further information, and to confirm how they wish to receive messages, Members are invited to contact the Messaging Administrator on extension 5678. Leaflets about this service are also available from the Doorkeepers in the Members’ Lobby.

Security

Mr. Amess: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was spent on security in the Palace of Westminster in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. [192541]

Nick Harvey: The resource cost of security for the whole of the parliamentary estate is only available from 2001-02 following the introduction of resource accounting in that year. The figures are:

Cost (£000)
Commons Lords Total

2001-02

12,896

5,913

18,809

2002-03

15,319

6,928

22,247

2003-04

16,655

7,511

24,166

2004-05

18,110

8,122

26,232

2005-06

19,917

9,112

29,029

2006-07

20,292

9,313

29,605


In addition, there has been cash expenditure on a number of security related projects as follows:

Cost (£000)

2001-02

199

2002-03

1,961

2003-04

1,201

2004-05

1,304

2005-06

3,719

2006-07

8,172


Costs are shared between the two Houses.

Mr. Amess: To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission under what circumstances a Palace of Westminster pass may be (a) suspended and (b) revoked; and if he will make a statement. [192543]

Nick Harvey: The information is as follows.


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