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Mr. Weir: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport over what period his Department depreciates the asset value of its (a) vehicles, (b) computer hardware, (c) bespoke computer software, (d) standard computer software, (e) furniture and (f) telecommunications equipment. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The trade unions representing staff in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are the Public and Commercial Services Union and the First Division Association. In the Royal Parks, the trade unions are the Public and Commercial Services Union and Prospect.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) Grade I, (b) Grade II and (c) Grade III listed buildings are located in (i) Ribble Valley constituency, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) England. 
|(1) Grade II are particularly important buildings of more than special interest|
Information is held on the number of listings, rather than the number of buildings, as a listing may include groups of buildings. Information is not held on Grade III listed buildings as the classification was rendered obsolete in 1970. To clarify, the grades are defined as follows:
Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest;
Grade II(1) are particularly important buildings of more than special interest;
Grade II are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications were received by the National Heritage Memorial Fund in each year since 1997; what percentage of applications were successful; and what amount of grants was given out in each year. 
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Margaret Hodge: The following table shows the total number of library service points in Essex open for 10 hours or more per week including mobiles. The table is compiled from figures published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in their report Public Library Statistics. Copies of this report are available in the House of Commons Library, including the most recent edition which also contains estimated figures for 2007-08.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what files are held by his Department on the Raoul Wallenberg (Memorial) Bill of Session 1989-90; and if he will make a statement. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of
16 June 2008, Official Report, column 661W, on regional sports boards, what the role of Sport England's regional offices is expected to be; how much he has allocated to them for each of the next three years; and how much will it cost to run them. 
Managing relationships, advocacy and influencing at a local level to maintain the existing investment for community sport from the various local stakeholders;
Sport England's statutory and non statutory planning functions;
Taking an overview of sports facility provision within each area; and
Managing the allocation of the remaining Community Investment Funds.
The organisational structure which will deliver the Sport England 2008-11 strategy is being finalised and will be announced shortly. This will determine operating costs at a regional and national level. I have therefore asked Sport England to write to the hon. Member once the structure has been announced and budgets decided. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses of Parliament.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance is available to sports national governing bodies relating to the application of the Cotonou Agreement to sport in the UK. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 5 June 2008]: We are waiting clarification from the European Commission on the application of the Cotonou Agreement for the freedom of movement of professional sports people within the European Community. We understand that the Commission will be issuing substantive clarification shortly. Any such clarification will inform any guidance issued to national sports governing bodies in the UK.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has made representations to the EU on the impact of the Cotonou Agreement on the free movement of sportsmen and women; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 5 June 2008]: I have not made any representations to the EU over the impact of the Cotonou Agreement on the free movement of sports people. However, we look forward to the Commission's response on this matter which should provide guidance for sports national governing bodies in the UK.
Margaret Hodge: Central Government funding for the English regions (including the Leeds metropolitan district) is administered by the regional development agencies but is not ring-fenced for particular economic sectors, such as tourism. Since 2005 the DCMS has contributed £3.6 million to DBERR's Single Programme budget (the Single Pot) in respect of the tourism responsibilities of the eight agencies outside London; and £1.9 million in support of the statutory tourism duties of the Greater London Authority.
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