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Margaret Hodge: ACE Lottery will be contributing a total of £112.5 million towards the costs of the 2012 London Olympics, spread over the four years leading up to the Games. That amounts to £28 million per year, i.e. 5 per cent. of the expected total income for the arts in the period 2008-09 to 2011-12. There will still be approximately £500 million of new Lottery money for ACE over those four years and existing Lottery commitments will not be affected.
The Government have a proud record of support for the arts and over the last 10 years we have increased funding to the arts by 73 per cent. in real terms. In October 2007, we announced that grant-in-aid funding for Arts Council England (ACE) would continue to rise above inflation to £467 million by 2010-11, i.e. an increase of 3.3 per cent. above inflation over three years.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2008, Official Report, column 1049W, on departmental ICT, how many missing or stolen (a) laptops and (b) personal digital assistants have been replaced by his Department; and at what cost. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: All of the PDAs lost or stolen since 2001 have been replaced. The value of each is not recorded but as a guide the current price of a PDA is 159. All of the laptops were replaced by re-allocating existing equipment.
Dan Rogerson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of (a) salaries for permanent Civil Service posts, (b) salaries for permanent non-Civil Service posts and (c) payments to temporary or agency workers in his Department was in each month since May 2005. 
|(a) Monthly salaries|
1. March 2008 awaiting updates.
2. November each year includes annual pay award and arrears of pay.
3. Figures include all permanent civil servants, Ministers and special advisers.
|(c) Monthly temporary /agency costs|
1: Figures are based on monthly transactions before year end adjustments for the Department's statutory accounts.
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the effect on his Departments expenditure would be of increasing the employee contribution to each pension scheme for which his Department is responsible by one per cent.; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There would be no effect on the Department for Culture, Media and Sports expenditure from increasing the employee contribution by one per cent. to each pension scheme for which it is responsible.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many days it took on average to answer written parliamentary questions tabled by each hon. Member for answer by him in the last six months. 
Mr. Swayne: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he proposes to take steps to bring fossils within the remit of the Waverly system; and if he will make a statement. 
I do not propose to bring fossils within the remit of the Waverley System. The export
legislation for which my Department is responsible covers cultural goods only and does not cover fossils, since they are neither manufactured nor produced.
Mr. Sutcliffe: The SNaP test was developed by Departmental staff as part of the DCMS Transformation Programme, following the Departments Capability Review. Staff costs for this specific element of the Transformation Programme are not held but are expected to be minimal.
The following information provides a breakdown of producing theatres receiving Arts Council funding that have closed, are currently closed temporarily and that have opened since 2002. Arts Council England does not hold data on theatre closures and openings prior to the merger of the Arts Council of England and the Regional Arts Boards in 2002.
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