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Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years. 
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|(1) Excludes claims made through petty cash claims. These can be identified only at disproportionate cost.|
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the purchase order data held in the Departments financial database. 
Margaret Hodge: Information on all public reviews and consultations initiated by my Department is available via the DCMS website (www.culture.gov.uk). The following list provides details of departmental public reviews and consultations since 27 June 2007:
(i) Public reviews
McMaster ReviewAssessing excellence in the arts 1 November 2007.
The consultation period was 1 to 30 November 2007.
(ii) Public consultations (in reverse date order)
Gambling Act 2005 (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2008 16 July 2008.
The consultation period will run from 17 July to 9 October 2008.
Proposed Gambling Act 2005 (Gaming Machines in Bingo Premises) Order 2008 25 June 2008.
The consultation period will run from Thursday 26 June 2008 to Friday 26 September 2008.
Consultation on Community Radio 31 March 2008.
The consultation period was 31 March 2008 to 6 June 2008.
Consultation on Television Multiplex Services (Reservation of Digital Capacity) Order 2008 18 April 2008.
The consultation period was 18 April 2008 to 9 May 2008.
Gambling Act 2005Proposals for Gambling Commission Fees from 1 August 2008 10 March 2008.
The consultation period was 10 March 2008 to 2 June 2008.
Consultation on proposal to introduce a simplified process for minor variations to premises licences and club premises certificates 28 November 2007.
The consultation period was 28 November 2007 to 20 February 2008.
Consultation on draft regulations for museums on the publication of information about cultural objects on loan under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 21 September 2007.
The consultation period was 21 September to 21 December 2007.
Regulatory Reform Order: Proposal to Remove the Requirement for the Designated Premises Supervisor for Community Premises 8 August 2007.
The consultation period was 8 August to 31 October 2007.
The Governance of Britain, Flag Flying 24 July 2007.
The consultation period was 27 July to 7 November 2007.
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on a European agenda for culture in a globalizing world 29 June 2007.
The consultation period was 29 June to 10 September 2007.
The Gambling Act (Small Society Lotteries) (Registration of Non-Commercial Societies) Regulations 2007 12 June 2007.
The consultation period was 12 June to 30 July 2007.
Gambling Act 2005: Consultation on Temporary Use Notices 31 May 2007.
The consultation period was 31 May to 23 August 2007.
DCMS Equality Scheme 2007-2010 Consultation 27 April 2007.
The consultation period was 27 April to 23 July 2007.
Gambling Act 2005: Consultation on the Review of Premises Licence Regulations 26 April 2007.
The consultation period was 26 April to 17 July 2007.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 881W, on departmental retirement, how many requests to work beyond the mandatory retirement age were received by his Department in each of the last five years. 
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed surveillance, (ii) use covert human intelligence sources, (iii) acquire communications data and (iv) undertake intrusive surveillance in the last 24 months. 
James Duddridge: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use his Department has made of Dorneywood for official engagements in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agency has with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agency paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment. 
(i) Payments over the past 10 years have been for electricity supply only. The Department only holds partial figures as prior to 2004-05, the payment for electricity on Cockspur street was being made directly by our previous facilities management contractors. The figures are broken down as follows:
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the maintenance regime of a sports facility which has received a capital award from Sport England is monitored; what guidance and advice other than on the terms and conditions included in grant offer letters is given to successful grant applicants at the (a) pre- and (b) post-application stages; and what information on sports turf maintenance is issued by his Department and Sport England to applicants. 
Andy Burnham [holding answer 15 September 2008]: Monitoring arrangements vary from project to project, dependent on the size and type of grant. Sport England requires applicants to ensure that adequate funds are made available over the life time of the grant award, to ensure that the facility is maintained properly.
Sport England has advised that pre-application advice is supplied to applicants through both online support and one-to-one meetings. A sample of capital projects are monitored post completion. In addition, Sport Englands regional offices are in contact with projects in their region on an ad hoc basis.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether a revenue tail to fund maintenance staff is a requirement for applicants for capital awards from Sport England; what discussions he has had with Sport England on such a requirement; and if he will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham [holding answer 15 September 2008]: Arrangements for the award and management of grants are primarily matters for Sport England. Sport England has advised that it does not require, as condition of grant, a revenue tail to fund maintenance staff. It does, however, require the applicant to ensure that adequate funds are made available over the life time of the grant award, to ensure that the facility is maintained properly. Sport England has advised that where it is known that replacement of elements of the capital facility will be required within the lifetime of the award, such as a synthetic turf surface, they will seek assurance that a replacement budget is established by the awardee to ensure the replacement is made.
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding the Big Lottery Fund has provided to each regional equality and diversity partnership in the last 12 months; and on what date each such payment was made. 
Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent policies. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: This Government are firmly committed to the importance of the EU in delivering on 21st-century challenges. The EU is of central importance to the work of HM Government across all Departments. It is relevant to a wide range of policy areas, and to the work of many Government officials; currently my Department employs five officials on such work.
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