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Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what use has been made of the income relating to the sale by his Department of the land to the north of the British Library. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department is retaining £39.8 million from the sale of this asset. £30 million of this will be used to meet the CSR asset disposal target and has been allocated accordingly. The balance was used to part fund the purchase of the D'Offay art collection by the Tate Galleries.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of his Department's spending on administration in 2007-08 was in relation to (a) the 2012 Olympics, (b) the arts, (c) sports, (d) heritage, (e) tourism, (f) licensing and (g) the creative industries. 
Tourism, licensing and other policy responsibilities for the hospitality industry were the responsibility of a single division, and it is not possible to disaggregate the costs without incurring disproportionate cost.
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Department had its last staff survey in June 2007. The results were presented to the Executive Committee in September 2007. Following on from this the Evidence and Analysis Unit in the Department developed a pulse survey to go out to a sample of staff on a regular basis to measure progress against the action plan to support the transformation programme.
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Barbara Follett: The information requested has been provided by English Heritage and is set out in the following table. The average charge shown is based on one full-price adult ticket. English Heritage has over 400 sites in its care of which around 112 are staffed and charge admission. The remaining sites are free to visit.
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The main reason that entry fees for English Heritage sites have gone up faster than the rate of inflation is the investment at many key sites. English Heritage has invested over £21 million to improve the visitor experience at sites like Kenilworth, Battle Abbey and Audley End. English Heritage average admission prices have traditionally been behind that of the market. In 2007-08 the average adult admission charge for English Heritage properties was £4.09, while the average for all attractions in England was £5.00.
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Mr. Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many projects in Bolton North East have received awards from National Lottery funding bodies; and how much those awards came to in total. 
These figures refer only to grants specifically located within, and benefiting the constituency area and excludes those grants which may have been attributed to addresses in the constituency, to headquarters offices for example, but which have a wider geographical benefit. These figures are derived from the Departments lottery grants database, which uses information supplied by lottery distributors and is searchable at:
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of Lottery funding available has been awarded to organisations in (a) Leeds and (b) Yorkshire over the last 12 months. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Leeds local authority area received 0.99 per cent. of the funding made available by the Lottery distributors over the period 10 October 2007 to 10 October 2008. The Yorkshire and the Humber region received 7.39 per cent. over the same period.
The figures quoted refer only to grants specifically located within, and benefiting the Leeds local authority area and the Yorkshire and the Humber region and excludes those grants which may have been attributed to addresses in these areas, to headquarters offices for example, but which have a wider geographical benefit. These grant figures are derived from the Departments lottery grants database, which uses information supplied by Lottery distributors and is searchable at
Barbara Follett: The Regional Cultural Consortiums currently receive annual grant in aid of approximately £1.7 million. The Consortiums are in the process of being dissolved and will all cease to operate 31 March 2009. No further funding has been allocated to the Consortiums beyond this date.
We are providing an extra £50,000 per annum per region in 2009-10 and £25,000 per annum per region in 2010-11 to the four key public bodies, to assist them in developing and implementing their plans for the new arrangements in their regions.
Barbara Follett: The Government will publish a consultation document on its UK World Heritage Review shortly. Should we decide, following the outcome of the consultation, to revise the current UK Tentative List, appropriate guidelines on applications for inclusion on the List will be made available
Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies spent on (i) recruitment consultants and (ii) external recruitment advertising to recruit staff in each of the last five financial years; which recruitment consultants were employed for those purposes in each of those years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what proportion of written questions for answer on a named day questions his Department has answered on the due date in the current session of Parliament to date. 
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