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Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of its capacity to adapt to climate change; and what plans he has to publish a climate change adaption strategy. 
Barbara Follett: Following a literature review on the effect of climate change on cultural and sporting assets, the Department is commissioning research to investigate the effects of climate change on the culture and leisure industries. We will consider what adaptation and mitigation strategies might be needed in light of the findings.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many civil servants in his Department have been (a) investigated, (b) suspended and (c) dismissed for (i) losing and (ii) deliberately disclosing (A) data stored on departmental equipment and (B) confidential information in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: In the Department for Culture, Media and Sport no civil servants have been investigated, suspended or dismissed for losing or deliberately disclosing data stored on departmental equipment or confidential information since 1997.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department undertook courses funded by the Department for (a) undergraduate degrees, (b) postgraduate degrees or diplomas, (c) Masters degrees, (d) MBA degrees and (e) PhD degrees in the last 12 months, broken down by pay band. 
A total of 2 staff at Grade Bcivil service equivalent SEO/HEO pay band.
A total of three staff (excluding Masters degrees):
one staff at Grade AGrade 6/7 equivalent pay band;
one staff at Grade BSEO/HEO equivalent pay band;
one staff at Grade CEO equivalent pay band.
A total of 11 staff undertaking MSc or MA degrees:
four staff at Grade A/A(U)Grade 6/7 equivalent pay band;
five staff at Grade BSEO/HEO equivalent pay band;
one staff at Grade CEO equivalent pay band;
one staff at Grade DAO/AA equivalent pay band.
None undertaken in the last 12 months.
Mr. Sutcliffe: There is no specific statutory definition of sports betting, but the definition of betting in section 9 of the Gambling Act 2005 would normally apply. Sports betting is simply betting as defined in s9 where the event or process concerned is a sporting event of some kind.
For gaming, the relevant definition is in section 6gaming means playing a game of chance for a prize. The terms game of chance and prize are further defined in s6(1), which also contains other interpretation provisions.
John Penrose: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will ask the National Audit Office to undertake a study into the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Gambling Commission. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Gambling Commissions accounts are audited and approved each year by the National Audit Office. The Commissions set-up project and initial operating period has also been subject to an ongoing Office of Government Commerce Gateway review.
The Gambling Commission was in the first phase of public bodies to undergo a Hampton Implementation Review by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). The purpose of such independent reviews is to promote more effective and efficient regulatory activity. Details of the review will be published by BERR in due course.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) the Royal Armouries, (b) Sir John Soanes Museum, (c) Chatham Historic Dockyard and (d) the Wallace Collection spent on employing press and communications officers in each of the last five years. 
For consistency, figures are rounded up to the nearest £100.
Barbara Follett: As a lottery distributor, The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) operates independently from DCMS and as such it would be inappropriate for the Department to intervene with the day to day running of BIG.
For Children's Play BIG had four application windowsJuly 2006, November 2006, March 2007, September 2007. The majority of the applications were received for the final window, i.e. in September 2007. For Playful Ideas the application deadline was December 2007. Therefore all the funding was committed under both these programmes by this year (i.e. funding has been committed over a two year period based on the applications received). Funding for Play Infrastructure was committed in March 2006 when the programme launched.
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Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment his Department has made of its capacity to adapt to climate change; and what plans he has to publish a climate change adaptation strategy. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: The cross-Government Adapting to Climate Change Programme increases Government's capacity to adapt by ensuring a co-ordinated approach across all Departments and the public sector. This includes implementation of the adaptation aspects of the Climate Change Act, such as development of the national climate risk assessment. Information about the Programme can be found at:
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many civil servants in his Department have been (a) investigated, (b) suspended and (c) dismissed for (i) losing and (ii) deliberately disclosing (A) data stored on departmental equipment and (B) confidential information in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales with reference to the answer of 4 November 2008, Official Report, columns 336-7W, on Government departments: information and communications technology, which IP addresses are used by (a) his Department and (b) computers in the offices of its (i) Ministers, (ii) communications officials and (iii) special advisers. 
Mr. Paul Murphy: To help defend against electronic attack, it is standard good information security practice for corporate IT systems not to publish internal IP addresses. When accessing internet websites, the IP addresses of all of the computers on the Wales Offices internal office IT system are hidden behind the following IP addresses which are publicly available184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11. These IP addresses are shared with other Government Departments that use the Government Secure Intranet.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many members of staff in his Department have received gifts valued at £100 or higher in the course of their duties in each of the last three years; what these gifts were; and from whom they were received. 
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