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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires public bodies to respond to written requests within 20 working days of receipt, but allows additional time for the consideration of the public interest in disclosing the requested information.
The published reports provide statistics on the number of non-routine requests received during each period where: an initial response was provided within 20 working days; an initial response was given outside this time but a public interest test extension had been applied; an initial response was given outside this time and no public interest test extension was applied, and where no initial response had been given at the time the statistics were collected.
The 2006 annual report provides statistics on the duration of the public interest test extensions in that year. Corresponding statistics for 2007 will be available when the 2007 annual report is published.
Information requests where deadlines were extended beyond 40 days is not collected in the form requested; however the proportion of resolvable requests the Department answered in time (i.e. meeting the deadline or with a permitted extension) in 2007 was 75 per cent.
For 2005 and 2006, the reports show the number of requests received by the Department which were withheld, either in full or in part, where an FOI exemption or EIR exception was applied. For 2007, the number of such requests was 67, based on aggregated quarterly statistics from 2007. Requests withheld solely under the exemption applicable to information available by other means are not included; statistics on these are not collected centrally because they are dealt with as routine business.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1744W, on departmental public participation, what the (a) cost and (b) number of respondents was for each (i) survey, (ii) questionnaire and (iii) other service. 
Margaret Hodge: The number of respondents and costs for each survey (including questionnaire development, data cleaning, analysis and presentation) are given as follows. For the other service the number of respondents is not applicable as this is an online data manipulation tool.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's joint research budget will be in each of the next three years; and what projects have been commissioned from the budget to date. 
Total days lost were 2,375. Of these 35.45 per cent. were due to mental disorders which included stressrelated illnesses.
Total days lost were 2,687. Of these 27 per cent. were due to mental disorders which included stressrelated illnesses.
|Annual working days lost(AWDL)||Total days lost|
|Working Days lost per staff year|
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to publish the Engaging Places research into heritage and built environment education; and how much this research has cost to date. 
Margaret Hodge: DCMS expects to publish the Engaging Places research into the supply and demand of heritage and built environment education in England shortly. The research into heritage and built environment education has cost in total £53,618.36 (including VAT), and the evaluation of options to take Engaging Places forward cost £24,827.75 (including VAT).
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been raised by UK Sport towards the target of £100 million of private sector funding for elite sport programmes ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games. 
Andy Burnham: The fund raising aspect of this project has not yet started. The Department continues to work with UK Sport and others in the development of proposals for raising £100 million of private sector funding for elite athletes. Further details will be announced in due course.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contracts his Department has with the marketing agency Fast Track; what the value of these contracts is; and what services are being supplied under them. 
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether gambling licences issued under the Gaming Act 1968 can be transferred to different premises within the designated local authority areas. 
Existing gaming licences issued under the Gaming Act 1968 Act have now been converted into the relevant premises licence under the Gambling Act 2005. A converted casino licence can only be relocated to premises which are situated within the area
of the licensing authority which issued the licence. A converted bingo premises licence cannot be relocated to different premises.
Mr. Sutcliffe: As a registered charity, the work of the Youth Sport Trust is to help build a better future for young people through sport. They are working with the network of school sport partnerships and sports colleges across the country to ensure all young people have access to at least five hours of PE and school sport by 2012. Their remit is not to fund individual sports, so they have not spent any money directly on lacrosse.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who sits on the Ministerial Steering Board on the Creative Economy; when it will first meet; and how often he expects it to meet. 
Andy Burnham: The Creative Economy Programme Ministerial Steering Board will be chaired by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State. The Board will include Ministers from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and a number of high-level representatives from across the Creative Sectors. We are currently finalising the membership of the Board and will publish full details on www.cep.culture.gov.uk shortly.
Jeff Ennis: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been given to brass bands from national lottery funds in each of the last five years. [Official Report, 20 May 2008, Vol. 476, c. 3MC.]
Margaret Hodge: The big lottery fund has been able to supply the following figures for the value of relevant grants across the UK in the last five years, including grants made under the Awards for All joint scheme:
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Arts Council England has been able to supply the following figures for lottery funding it has provided in the last five years for activities or projects that involve brass and silver bands. Arts Council England state that these figures have been prepared using a more
sophisticated classification system than previously used. This system has been introduced to allow the
Arts Council to more accurately classify projects that involve a number of different art forms or activities.
Some extent, is defined as funded activity or project classified as 25 per cent. or 50 per cent. relating to brass or silver bands. Predominantly or wholly, is defined as funded activity classified as 75 per cent. or 100 per cent. relating to brass or silver bands.
|National youth brass band of Great Britain (£)|
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