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Mr. Sutcliffe: Camelot does not report the number of National Lottery tickets sold. However, it does report total National Lottery sales on a monthly basis and these can be found in the following table.
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Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding the Government are providing to promote Great Britain in the lead-up to the 2012 Olympics; and who is responsible for the strategy for promotional expenditure. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 29 April 2008]: The promotion of Britain in the context of the 2012 Games involves a number of Government Departments and other organisations, working in partnership with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. This includes DCMS, the FCO, DBERR, and the British Council. It includes a wide range of events such as the British presence at the Beijing Games, and other activities and programmes by UK organisations and networks at home and overseas.
The RDAs outside London spent £29.8 million on tourism support in 2006-07, of which £3.6 million was from DCMS. They will receive £10.2 million from DCMS in the next three years. The London Development Agency spent £22 million on tourism support in 2006-07, of which £1.9 million was from DCMS, via the Greater London Authority.
The strategic context for tourism marketing and promotion was set out in the DCMS Tourism Strategy for the 2012 Games, which was published last September. VisitBritain is presently preparing the details of the operational tourism marketing plan for the Games, but other organisations will also play their part in ensuring a successful boost to tourism from hosting the Olympic Games.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has had discussions with S4C on the effect of its joint production with Al-Jazeera on its public service broadcasting obligations. 
Mr. Andy Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the percentage of girls and women who regularly participate in sport and physical activity. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: My Department commissions, in partnership with several of its NDPBs, the Taking Part survey which is a continuous household survey providing national data on participation in culture, leisure and sport by adults aged 16 and over. The latest available data are from July 2006 to July 2007.
Taking Part data show that 46 per cent. of women had participated in an active sport at least once during the previous four weeks prior to completing the survey. It also shows that 18 per cent. of women had participated in moderate intensity level sport for at least 30 minutes on at least three separate days during the week prior to completing the survey. Information about the definitions can be found in Progress report on PSA3: Final estimates from year two at:
A child survey was appended to the main survey from January 2006 and, in households containing at least one child aged 11 to 15, an interview was sought with a randomly selected child. Data from the first year of the child survey show that 92 per cent. of girls aged 11 to 15 had participated in an active sport during the previous four weeks prior to completing the survey, and 82 per cent. of girls had participated in this way outside school lessons.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take to improve sporting links between the United Kingdom and Israel; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: I have not taken, nor do I plan to take, any special steps to improve sporting links with Israel. There are no barriers to organisations in the UK and Israel forming sporting relations and I am aware that there have been and will be sporting relations between our two countries and I welcome this.
Mr. Andy Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding from (a) the National Lottery and (b) his Department was spent on (i) school sport, (ii) the Physical Education, School Sport and Club Links (PESSCL) strategy and (iii) community sport excluding money allocated through PESSCL in each year since 1997. 
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Mr. Andy Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding from (a) the national lottery and (b) his Department has been allocated to (i) school sport, (ii) the Physical Education, School Sport and Club Links (PESSCL) strategy and (iii) community sport excluding money allocated through PESSCL for each year during the period 2008-09 to 2010-11. 
Sport England is currently in the process of developing and agreeing a new three-year strategy which will determine the budget for School Sports and Community Sport for the next three years. In 2008-09 Sport England expects to spend (please note the lottery figure is a projection):
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