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Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 9 December 2008]: The decision to end the tender process was taken in accordance with European Union law (EU Directive 2004/18/ECenacted through the Public Contracts Regulations 2006), so the need for specific agreement from the Commission did not arise.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will request the British Library to use closed circuit television and to take other security measures in its reading rooms where rare books are consulted; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what conclusions his Department has reached in fulfilment of its duty under section 3.111 of the statutory code of practice of the disability equality duty. 
The report describes progress on each item in our action plan and further action, for example, the establishment of a Disability Reference Group, plans to improve our data collection on participation by disabled people in our sectors and work to improve the diversity of the boards of our public bodies.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer 29 October 2008, Official Report, column 1110W, on departmental temporary employment, how many staff were recruited through each company in each year; and for how long on average staff recruited through these companies worked for the Department in each year. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many individuals have worked in his Department on (a) paid and (b) unpaid work experience or internships in each of the past three years; on average how many hours a week were worked by such people in each year; what types of work each was involved in; what proportion were in full-time education; what proportion did not complete their set period of work experience; and how much those who received remuneration were paid on average per week in each year. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: DCMS takes part in the Summer Diversity Internship Programme which is led by Cabinet Office. In the last three years, DCMS has taken five graduate/postgraduate interns (per year) for a period of six to eight weeks. They were each paid equivalent of a grade C/EO post and worked an average of 36 hours per week across the Department. Each candidate sent a CV which outlined their interests and as a Department, sought to match each intern with a particular area of interest in the Department. All the interns who took part in the programme completed the agreed time with us.
However, the Regional Screen Agency, Screen Yorkshirewhich is funded by the UK Film Councilhas continued to provide a great deal of assistance to the bid. In the last six months they have given senior management time to the board, awarded finance to help in purchasing a projector and they are working to align City of Film activity with the UK-wide Film Education Strategy (21(st) Century Literacy). In addition, Steve Abbott chairs both the Screen Yorkshire and the City of Film bid Boards.
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1. The National Lottery Commission was set up on 1 April 1999. As such, figures have been provided from financial year 1999-2000.
2. Administration costs exclude legal advice, external auditor's remuneration or other consultancy costs.
3. Staff expenses figures are travel and subsistence expenses claimed by NLC staff.
4. Consultancy costs include legal costs, external auditor's remuneration and other consultancy costs.
5. Salaries include pension and national insurance contributions.
6. Staff bonuses are paid in July each year, in arrears for the previous financial year.
7. Throughout the financial years 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 the Commission was running the competition to award the national lottery operator licence.
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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his estimate is of the number of adults who participated in moderate intensity sport at least three times a week in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Taking Part Survey provides annual estimates of the number of adults in England who participate in moderate intensity sport (including recreational cycling and walking) at least three times a week. The survey began in 2005 and comparable data are therefore not available before this point.
|(1) This figure is based on interim six-month data, as final estimates from the 2007-08 survey have not yet been published.|
In 2007, the turnover of the UK games market (games consoles, software and accessories) totalled £3.356 billion, rising from £2.18 billion in 2006. ( Source: Screen Digest)
There are 280 games companies in the UK employing over 10,000 creative staff. Employment of a further 18,100 people is supported by the sector. ( Source: Oxford Economics report: The Economic Contribution of the Games Development Industry)
In 2008 so far the UK games development industry contribution to GDP is £386 million. ( Source: as aforementioned)
Please note that the aforementioned figures are taken from industry commissioned reports. It is not possible to use official Government statistics to measure the total size of the games sector as relevant figures are currently included in the wider SIC category of software, computer games and electronic publishing. An SIC code revision exercise took place in 2007 and the newly identified code for computer games publishing will come into effect in 2009 when the first data are published.
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