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English Heritage agreed the targets for the number of free education visits to its sites with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The targets are set out in English Heritages funding agreements. English Heritage made a commitment to achieving 650,000 free educational visits by 2010 in its five-year strategy, Making the Past Part of Our Future, published in 2005.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many properties managed by English Heritage are required to display an energy certificate; and how many did so at the latest date for which figures are available. 
Barbara Follett: Following a comprehensive survey of its estate, English Heritage currently estimates that there are approximately 15 properties that require an energy certificate. It has put a programme in place to ensure they are all completed. To date, one property is displaying its certificate and a second is nearing completion. English Heritage estimates that the programme will be completed by December.
|Amount spent by English Heritage on acquiring historic artefacts|
Barbara Follett: Information from English Heritage is that it undertook a full staff survey during spring 2007. It had already begun work on a reward, recognition and retention strategy and the survey findings informed its development. An action plan was prepared and key steps taken so far include:
the creation of pay proposals to deal with pay anomalies, to make English Heritage more flexible as an organisation and to align it more clearly with the external market; and
the creation of a new management development programme to provide flexible training for all English Heritage managers.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department's non-departmental public bodies received from Invest to Save budgets in each of the last three years. 
|Invest to save project|
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many recommendations for listing of properties were passed to his Department by English Heritage in each of the last five years; and how many such buildings were listed as a result. 
Barbara Follett [holding answer 9 October 2008]: The information requested is set out in the table. It should be noted that not all recommendations made will receive a decision within the same year. The figures shown for the numbers of buildings listed in each year will include some cases recommended by English Heritage within that same year and some cases recommended within previous years. In addition, since 2005, a small number of listings may have resulted from a review of an earlier decision.
|Number of English Heritage recommendations for listing||Number of buildings listed|
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of the funding provided to his Department for its joint research budget by each of its non-departmental public bodies comes from National Lottery income. 
Andy Burnham: The total contribution of NDPB, national lottery-sourced funding to the Joint Research Budget is £19,800 per annum, or 6.6 per cent. of the NDPB contribution. This comes entirely from Sport England.
The Joint Research Budget is jointly owned by DCMS and the contributing NDPBs and covers research into public participation in cultural and sporting activities supported both by Exchequer and lottery funding.
|Visits to the UK by overseas residents|
|Quarter||Visits( 1) ( T housand)|
|(1) Not seasonally adjusted.|
(2) Provisional figures.
International Passenger Survey - ONS
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) English Heritage and (b) the Heritage Lottery Fund provided to places of worship in each of the last five years. 
|Funding provided to places of worship|
|Repair grants for places of worship||Repair grants for cathedrals||Heritage Lottery Fund|
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has made available to (a) the established church and (b) non-established churches for the repair of (i) buildings and (ii) listed buildings in their ownership. 
Barbara Follett: English Heritage has two main grant schemes for the benefit of places of worship in use. The repair grants for places of worship in England (RGPOW) is operated in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund. Offers are specifically for urgent repairs to listed places of worship.
|Church of England (£)||Number of offers||Other faiths and denominations (£)||Number of offers|
Offers to the non-established church were made to Christian congregations other than those of the Church of England (Roman Catholic, Baptist, URC, Methodist, etc) and include nine offers totalling £1,003,000 to congregations of other faiths one Buddhist, seven Jewish and one Sikh.
English Heritage also operates a grant scheme for Church of England and Roman Catholic cathedrals (cathedrals of other denominations are eligible under the RGPOW scheme). Eligible cathedrals must be either listed or within a conservation area. In addition to repairs, grants can be offered towards: archaeological surveys, fire detection systems, improved access for maintenance, metric surveys, access audits, archive conservation and conservation plans. Since 2006-07, the scheme has been jointly funded by English Heritage and the Wolfson Foundation.
|Church of England cathedrals||Roman Catholic cathedrals|
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