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January 2004 to February 2007: 488,520 visits to the website
7,400 downloads recorded up to February 2007.
February 2005 to January 2006: 39,717 visits to the website
More than 35,000 visits to the 3D soundscape installation.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on strategic commissioning in (a) museums (b) galleries and (c) libraries in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Over the past five years through our Strategic Commissioning programme DCMS and DCSF (formerly DfES) have jointly provided the following funds for education and community based work delivered by museums and galleries across England.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to his
Department's press release of 13 February 2008 on the Find Your Talent scheme, whether cultural events attended outside school hours will count towards the intention to offer children five hours of culture a week. 
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps the Government have taken to provide opportunities for young people to engage in cultural activities. 
We also recently announced that a further £110 million will be allocated to the successful Creative Partnerships programme and that £5.5 million will go towards supporting youth dance over the same period.
We continue to invest in museums education, through both our programme of strategic commissioning which we will invest over £13 million in the next three years, and through our support for the Renaissance in the Regions programme.
Building on this, we announced on 13 February 2008 our plans for a Find Your Talent programme of 10 pilots that will trial ways of offering young people a range of cultural opportunities for five hours a week in and out of school.
We are seeking applications from partnerships in local areas around the country and have published a prospectus setting out a core range of activities we believe young people should be able to engage with. What we learn from this will inform our plans for a national roll out.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f) other consultancy firms in each of the last 12 months; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) value was of each of these contracts. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 1 April 2008]: Euclid is currently contracted by DCMS to act as the UKs cultural contact point for the European Unions Culture programme. This contract has a monetary value of £50,000 per year for two years. This sum is match funded by the European Commission. Euclid also holds the contract to promote the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue in the UK. The cost of this contract was a one off payment of £10,000.
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) permanent civil service posts (b) permanent non-civil service posts and (c) temporary or agency workers in employment there were in his Department in each month since May 2005. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Information on the number of permanent staff and temporary and agency workers in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is in the table. There are no permanent non-civil service posts. Civil service statistics are collected on the number of employees and not the number of posts.
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