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Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations his Department has received on the effect of the proposed changes to the rules on product placement contained in the European Audiovisual Media Services Directive. 
Andy Burnham: Since the AVMS Directive was adopted in December 2007, my Department has received three written representations on this issue.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to start consultation on the implementation of the European Audiovisual Media Services Directive; and how long the consultation will last. 
Andy Burnham: I intend to begin this consultation shortly. The consultation period will last for at least 12 weeks.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what courses have been organised as part of the Cultural Leadership programme in each of the last three years; and what the cost of each has been; 
(2) what the estimated cost of staging the Cultural Leadership programme (a) Vision 2020 event at the Royal Opera House on 26 June 2008 and (b) Alumni gathering event at the Emirates Stadium on 11 September 2008 is; and how much has been spent by the Cultural Leadership programme on conferences and events in each of the last three years. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 7 July 2008]: According to Arts Council England, the Cultural Leadership Programme has delivered, itself and with a range of partners, over 300 courses since June 2006. The courses have ranged from two-week intensive courses to one-day and half-day courses. Details are set out in the following tables.
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Mr. Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward legislative proposals to put in place mechanisms for enhanced parliamentary oversight of the BBC, with particular reference to its development of (a) local video news services and (b) education websites. 
Andy Burnham: I have no plans to do so. The question of parliamentary oversight of the BBC was fully addressed in the BBC Charter review.
Mr. Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what elements of the 2006 agreement between his Department and the BBC govern the financial accountability of the BBC Trust. 
Andy Burnham: Provisions as to the financial accountability of the BBC Trust are included in article 45 of the Royal Charter, which deals with reporting and accounting arrangements for the BBC as a whole.
Mr. Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will undertake an assessment of the effect on the commercial television market of the BBC's proposal to create web pages for every episode of each television programme it broadcasts. 
Andy Burnham: I have no plans to do so. Under the terms of the BBC's Charter and agreement, the BBC Trust must have regard to the competitive impact of the BBC's activities on the wider market.
Mr. Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2008, Official Report, column 86W, on the BBC, if he will give a breakdown of the expenditure referred to by main budget heading; and how much was spent on (a) staff costs and (b) redundancies. 
Andy Burnham: This is a matter for the BBC. I have, therefore, asked the BBC's director of finance to write to the hon. Member direct. Copies of the reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department has the following information regarding leases due for renewal in the next four years:
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