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Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport at how many events held by his Department (a) wine and (b) Fairtrade wine were served in the last three years; and what assessment his Department has made of the merits of serving Fairtrade wine at future events. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department does not hold any management information regarding the use of wine at events. In particular the Department has no policy regarding the use of Fairtrade wine at departmental events.
Mr. David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a statement. 
If you want to start blogging, and your blog/website will say that you work for the DCMS you should tell your manager.
If your blog makes it clear that you work for the DCMS, it should include a simple and visible disclaimer such as these are my personal views and not those of the DCMS.
Unless there are specific concerns about the nature of your job, you are free to talk about DCMS policies/projects and content on your blog. Consult your manager if in any doubt.
Don't reveal confidential information. This might include aspects of DCMS policy or details of internal DCMS discussions. Again, consult your manager if you are unclear about what might be confidential.
You should not use your blogs to attack or abuse colleagues.
All staff in my Department are also required to sign an Acceptable Use of the Internet policy before they are given access to the internet. Any activity that would bring the Department into disrepute is prohibited.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department and its agencies have attended the (a) Influencing with Integrity, (b) Emotional Intelligence, (c) Counselling Skills for the Workplace, (d) Managing your Confidence, (e) Balancing Work/Life Realities and (f) Working Assertively training course run by the National School of Government in the last 12 months for which information is available; and at what cost. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: No staff (0) from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have attended the (a) Influencing with Integrity, (b) Emotional Intelligence, (c) Counselling Skills for the Workplace, (d) Managing your Confidence, (e) Balancing Work/Life Realities and (f) Working Assertively training courses run by the National School for Government in the last 12 months. As a result nil costs have accrued.
The principal step that the Government have taken recently to address gambling addiction has been to implement the Gambling Act 2005, which from 1 September 2007 has introduced a range of licence conditions and codes of practice designed to protect children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. The Gambling Commission and licensing authorities have been given wide-ranging powers to enforce these conditions, and all gambling operators must comply with the new rules or risk losing their licence.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) on-licences, (b) off-licences and (c) public entertainment licences have been issued in each local authority area in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The number of Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates issued under the Licensing Act 2003 (the 2003 Act) and broken down by licensable activity as at 31 March 2007 for each Licensing Authority area is available from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport website:
Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment Statistical Bulletin 2006/07.
Prior to the implementation of the 2003 Act, data on the number of alcohol licences and certificates granted and renewed in England and Wales under the Licensing Act 1964 were collected by petty sessional divisions (magistrates court areas) on a triennial basis, in accordance with the three yearly cycle of licence renewals. On and off-licensed premises and other liquor licensing data, by petty sessional division as at 30 June 2004 can be found on Table 9 at this website address:
Liquor Licensing Statistical Bulletin 2003/04.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments his Department made to Motorsport Development UK in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: My Department, through Sport England awarded £25,000 to the East Midlands Development Agency in 2006 to support 50 per cent. of the costs of producing the Motorsport Widening Participation Plan 2007 to 2013.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been provided from National Lottery funding to date for new and refurbished buildings in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in (i) grants and (ii) matching funding. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The information is not held in the form requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Some grants by almost all the lottery distributing bodies will have involved the construction of new buildings or the repair, maintenance or improvement of existing buildings. This will have included (but is not limited to) historic buildings and monuments, arts and sports venues and facilities, health facilities (for example, healthy living centres) and community buildings (such as village halls).
The invitation for a city to host a section of an Olympic or Paralympic torch relay goes directly to that city and the National Olympic Committee. The Greater London Authority (GLA) has therefore been managing the operational details of the torch relay leg on 6 April. GLA has kept us updated as its plans have progressed.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each year since 1996-97; what the cost was in each quarter since 1 April 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
Margaret Hodge: The Department has one agency, the Royal Parks Agency. The total annual costs of the press offices of the department and the Royal Parks Agency for each year from 1996-97 to 2006-07 are shown in the following table.
|DCMS (£)||Royal Parks Agency (£)|
Information regarding the cost of the departments press office from 1997-98 to 1999-2000, and the total annual cost of the press offices for the departments non-departmental public bodies from 1996-97 to 2006-07, could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the funding earmarked for regeneration of seaside towns is to be divided between locations; and when these funds will be distributed. 
12. Dr. Iddon: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether unemployed registered blind people and others with serious disabilities are required to take the personal capability test; and if he will make a statement. 
Our aim is to support, encourage and enable people to move into work, and so to become and remain independent. We will require all those who claim ESA, except the most severely disabled, to take the new medical test.
We want to build on that success, and as announced in our recently published commissioning strategy, we will harness the expertise and innovation of the private, public and third sectors to help those who are still finding it difficult to find or sustain work.
14. Mr. Mackay: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people had been on incapacity benefit for more than five years at the latest date for which a figure is available. 
20. Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people had been on incapacity benefit for more than five years at the latest date for which a figure is available. 
23. Angela Watkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people had been on incapacity benefit for more than five years at the latest date for which a figure is available. 
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