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These figures are survey estimates. For further information about the methodology and a full definition of attendance, see the latest published annual report at:
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 16 June 2008, Official Report, columns 657-8W, on departmental training, which organisations provided the training for the courses on (a) team away days and (b) stress management. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The information requested is as follows:
Information relating to all organisations, who have provided training for all team away days in DCMS, referred to in the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 16 June 2008 is not fully available and a complete answer cannot be given at this time.
Stress management training courses, referred to in the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 16 June 2008, have been provided by the following organisations for DCMS staff in the last 12 months:
National School of Government (NSG)
Hemsley Fraser Group Ltd.
Reed Business Information Ltd.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what non-heritage (a) buildings and (b) land is owned by English Heritage; and what estimate has been made of the value of those assets. 
Barbara Follett: English Heritage owns one building which is not part of its historic properties portfolio. The building, Brooklands in Cambridge, which is owned freehold, was last valued during the year ending 31 March 2006 and the net realisation value was £2.46 million. English Heritage does not own any land which is not in its historic properties portfolio.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many free educational visits to English Heritage properties there were in each region in each year since 1997. 
Barbara Follett: English Heritage advises that the number of free educational visits to its properties in each region in each year since 1997 is set out in the following table. This includes visits to properties managed through Local Management Agreements.
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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many university museums and galleries reclaim value added tax under his Department's free access policy. 
Barbara Follett: All university museums and galleries that reclaim VAT under my Department's free access policy are set out in SI 2001/2879Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) Order 2001.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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. 
Barbara Follett: No members of the Departments staff have recorded receiving gifts valued at £100 or higher in the course of their duties during the last three years.
The rules and guidance on receipt of gifts by civil servants are set out in the civil service management code, and in departmental staff handbooks.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what non-heritage (a) buildings and (b) land are leased by the Heritage Lottery Fund; and what estimate has been made of the value of these assets. 
Barbara Follett: The Heritage Lottery Fund advises that it does not own any buildings or land and therefore does not lease any out. Because of this, no valuation has been conducted.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will meet a delegation from local newspapers in Essex to discuss the contribution of local newspapers to local society. 
Barbara Follett: The contribution of the press to our society, and the current economic difficulties of newspapersparticularly at the local levelis an area being taken forward as part of the Digital Britain project. I would therefore appreciate the opportunity to hear from a delegation from local newspapers in Essex.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what non-heritage (a) buildings and (b) land are leased by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council; and what estimate has been made of the value of these assets. 
Barbara Follett: The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) has advised that it does not own the freehold or leasehold on any land or buildings.
Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make an assessment of the likely effects of the London 2012 Olympics on staffing levels in his Department in the period up to 2012. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The last spending review made provision for the staffing of the Department both within the Government Olympic Executive and for Olympic-related projects elsewhere within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) up to 2010-11. This will enable Government Olympic Executive staffing of up to about 90 full-time equivalent (FTE) by 2010-11 in addition to about eight FTE employed elsewhere in DCMS. Provision for staffing in 2011-12 and beyond will be determined in the next spending review.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many community sports coaches there were in each year since 2002. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Community Sports Coach Scheme was initially established in April 2003, and implemented from April 2004. The headline objectives were to generate 3,000 paid professional coaches working at a local level and to increase the number and range of coaching opportunities by 2006, according to strategic and local need.
In each year since 2004 there has been the following number of community sports coaches:
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many private sector companies have joined the Medal Hopes scheme; what financial contribution each such company is making in each region to the scheme; what estimate he has made of the revenue the scheme will raise in the next three years; what targets his Department has set for scheme revenue; and what contingency arrangements his Department has made for circumstances where such targets are not met. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced in December 2008 an additional £50 million of public funds would be available to UK Sport's elite programme. This consists of additional Exchequer funding of £29 million to UK Sport over the four years to 2012 plus a projected uplift in lottery income of £21 million. This means that for the London cycle the elite sport system will receive the highest level of public funding ever made available over a four-year Olympic/Paralympic cyclean increase over the Beijing cycle and an unprecedented package of support for elite athletes.
We are still determined that there should be a long-term investment stream in elite sport from the private sector and UK Sport is currently working with Fast Track and others towards this end, including on the proposals currently being drawn up under the Medal Hopes brand.
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