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Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many appeals there were by tax credit claimants in Northern Ireland in relation to (a) overpayments and (b) repayments in 2007; and of those how many were successful. 
Customers can contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to appeal if they think their tax credits award is wrong. Information concerning appeals can be found in the HMRC leaflet WTC/AP How to appeal against a tax credits decision or award which is available on the internet at:
However, for information on the number of UK households that disputed a decision to recover overpaid tax credits and the number written off between April 2007 to December 2007 I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (Danny Alexander) on 17 March 2008, Official Report, columns 901-02W.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effects of long-term changes in the amount of children's programming provided by public service broadcasters on children's cultural experience. 
Ofcom examined the future prospects for public service broadcasting (PSB) for children in its discussion paper The Future of Children's Television Programming, published in October last year. In the light of that, the first phase of its second PSB review, published on 10 April, invited comments on the future of children's programming. The responses received will inform the next phase of Ofcom's review, due in the autumn, and the Government's consideration of the future funding of public service provision.
Andy Burnham: The Communications Act 2003 does not require specific quotas of dedicated children's programming. However, the programming commitments of licensed public service broadcasters are set out in their statements of programme policy and they are required to consult and take account of the views of Ofcom on proposals for significant changes to those. In performing its functions, the BBC Trust is also required under the Charter and Agreement to have regard to the purposes of public service television broadcasting set out in section 264 of the Act, including that related to the provision of children's programming, and has currently undertaken to provide CBeebies, a channel for very young children, and CBBC, for the pre-teen audience. Under their service licences, BBC1 and 2 are also required to offer children's programmes.
Mr. Don Foster:
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many websites his Department operates; how many it operated at 1 January 2005; what costs were incurred in (a) setting up and developing and (b) operating the websites since their inception; and how many unique visitors those
websites received in each year for which figures are available. 
|Website||URL||Status at March 2008|
These figures include development costs for all websites, extranets, blogs and wikis run by my Department. Figures cannot be calculated for individual sites as my Department does not hold the information in that format. However, the following table indicates where it has been possible to attribute the setup costs to the main culture website (including redevelopment in 2006-07).
|Site||Set up||Hosing c ost||Subtotal|
|(1) Hosting costs for 2007-08 cover all current websites and extranets for staff and NDPBs.|
|Website||Unique v isitors 2006||Unique v isitors 2007|
|(1) This webpage automatically redirects to the Office of Public Sector Information http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2003/ukpga_20030021_en_1|
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