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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of (a) grant in aid and (b) lottery income provided to the
Arts Council regional bodies was spent on administration in each region of England in the last 12 months. 
ACE's administrative functions also include arts development, partnerships with local authorities, and support for regularly funded organisations. 'GIA Arts' or 'Lottery Arts' in the table means all non-administrative expenditure.
ACE continues to reduce its administrative costs through a programme of reform and improvement. The reorganisation in 2002 delivered annual efficiency savings of £7 million. The 2006 review of ACE's national office will deliver further savings of £1.8 million each year. In 2007, ACE also conducted a review of support services, which will reduce annual administrative costs by a further £800,000.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many licensed betting offices there were in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each year for which figures are available since 1996. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Information about the number of betting licences in force in England, Wales and Scotland for the years 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2003 is available in the DCMS Statistical Bulletin, Betting Licensing, Great Britain, June 2002May 2003 which was published by the DCMS on 30 October 2003 and which can be found on the internet using the following link:
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support his Department has given to the Cricket Foundation's Chance to Shine initiative to increase active participation in school cricket. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Support for the Chance to Shine initiative is provided through Sport England and the National Sports Foundation (NSF). Sport England advises that £2.5 million was awarded by the NSF to the scheme. All of this had been paid out by the end of the 2007-08 financial year. £2 million was also awarded to the scheme by Sport England for the funding period December 2005 to March 2007. All of this money has been paid out.
Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: My Department has issued guidance to staff to switch off personal computers when not in use. We will be implementing software to shutdown unused personal computers automatically shortly.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2008, Official Report, column 1370W, on departmental equality, what percentage of top management positions in his Department are held by women, what percentage of senior civil service positions are held by black and minority ethnic employees; what percentage of positions are held by black and minority ethnic employees in his Department as a whole; what percentage of senior civil service positions are held by disabled employees; and what percentage of positions are held by disabled employees in his Department as a whole. 
The percentage of top management positions (all SCS grades) in the Department held by women is 41 per cent.
The percentage of senior civil service positions held by black and minority ethnic staff is 7 per cent.
The percentage of positions held by black and minority ethnic staff as a whole is 13 per cent.
The percentage of senior civil servants positions held by disabled staff is 3 per cent.
The percentage of positions held by disabled staff as a whole is 3 per cent.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was paid in end-of-year performance bonuses to (a) all staff and (b) staff at senior civil service level in (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in the 2007-08 financial year; and how many payments were made. [Official Report, 9 July 2008, Vol. 478, c. 10MC.] 
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1. The information has been amalgamated for the senior civil service as there are fewer than five senior civil servants in the Royal Parks Agency.
2. All staff includes those in the senior civil service.
However, in the financial year 2007-08 Sport England provided a grant of £317,066 to Sporting Equals, which champions race equality in sport, as well as funding the Football Foundation, the UK's largest sports charity, which supports anti-racism campaigns in football like Kick it Out and Show Racism the Red Card.
Both Sport England and UK Sport are working in partnership with SportScotland and the Sports Council for Northern Ireland to commission a research project into barriers to participation and the number of gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual participants in sport. A total of £25,000 has been invested by partners in the research and producing a guidance resource for governing bodies.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the role is of (a) the Minister for Sport and (b) his Department in seeking to bring the World Cup to England in 2018. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: My role in seeking to bring the World cup to England in 2018 is to lead for Government, coordinating support for the Football Association's bid, while representing and defending the Government's interests and liabilities. The role of the Department is to support me in this.
Mr. Sutcliffe: My right hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Central (Mr. Caborn) has met representatives of the Football Association eight times since his appointment as the Prime Minister's World Cup Ambassador.
Mr. Sutcliffe: The estimated costs on the gambling industry were set out in the Regulatory Impact Assessment which was published in April 2005 with the Gambling Act 2005. In addition, impact assessments were prepared for each element of the secondary legislation required to implement the Gambling Act 2005 and these were published with the related Explanatory Memorandum on the Office for Public Sector Information website and separately in the Better Regulation section of the Departments website:
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