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Sir Michael Spicer: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether English Heritage plans to list the Edinburgh Dome at Malvern St. James School, Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement. 
Barbara Follett: [holding answer 6 October 2008]: While English Heritage receives applications, assesses buildings and makes recommendations, responsibility for decisions on whether or not to list a building remain, under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State has received advice from English Heritage on the Edinburgh Dome at Malvern St. James School, and he will aim to make a decision by 30 November. He will inform the hon. Member of the outcome.
Janet Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress Ofcom has made in its investigation into the pay television market; and when he expects the conclusion of the investigation to be published. 
Andy Burnham: On 30 September Ofcom published a further consultation as part of its Pay TV market investigation. This consultation seeks views on whether BSkyB has market power in the wholesale supply of certain contentparticularly Premier League football and first run moviesand whether BSkyB has the incentive to limit the distribution of this content to competitors, in a manner which favours its own platform. It also seeks views on a proposal to require BSkyB to make its content more widely available to its competitors. I have asked officials at Ofcom to update my hon. Friend on the likely future progress of this investigation.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many public houses have been opened in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each of the last five years; 
Ben Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of closures of establishments in the public house sector in (a) 2000, (b) 2003 and (c) 2007. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There are no centrally held data for the total number of public house closures in the years 2000, 2003 and 2007. The Department's annual data collection on licences issued under the Licensing Act 2003 includes the number of premises licences which have been surrendered, revoked or have lapsed. However, those figures are not broken down by the type of licensed premises or licensable activity and do not include licences where the establishment has closed, but where the licence has not been surrendered. Prior to the 2003 Act coming into effect, liquor licensing data were collected triennially with the last collection covering the year to 30 June 2004.
Mrs. Lait: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 2 July 2008, Official Report, columns 51-52WS, on DCMS engagement, what estimate he has made of the costs arising from abolition of the Regional Cultural Consortia. 
Barbara Follett: The Regional Cultural Consortiums currently receive annual grant-in-aid from my Department of approximately £1.7 million. Thus, in overall terms, there will be a saving of £1.7 million per annum to the taxpayer arising from their abolition.
Each consortium has been asked to submit its detailed plan for wind up, including a full analysis of costs. Once we have had an opportunity to review and analyse these plans we will have a clearer estimate of the likely short-term costs. In addition, we are providing an extra £50,000 per annum per region to the four key public bodies to assist them in developing and implementing their plans for the new arrangements in the regions.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough,
(b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County Council area and (e) the South East region in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what costs his Department has incurred in advertising the position of Chairman of Sport England in each month since November 2007. 
Joan Ryan: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations his Department has received from the London Borough of Enfield on maintaining the Queen Elizabeth II Sports Stadium in Enfield as a sports centre; and what steps his Department is taking to discourage local authorities from allowing their sports facilities to become unsafe for use. 
The provision and maintenance of local facilities is primarily a matter for local authorities. Sport England would only intervene in such cases if it had invested money in the facility, if it was involved in a planning issue or if it was in the public interest for Sport England to intervene.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) lottery funding and (b) public funding has been provided to (i) athletics and (ii) swimming, broken down by (A) local authority area and (B) region, in each year since 2005. 
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