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Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be created by increased funding for new broadband networks in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011 under the Governments plans to create up to 100,000 new jobs through public works; and what proportion of these jobs he estimates will go to British workers. 
This Department has not made precise estimates of the number of jobs that will be created by increased funding for broadband networks and has not estimated how many of these will go to British workers. However, we believe, like many nations that investment in new broadband networks opens the way to a whole range of job opportunities, both during and post construction of the new networks. NESTA estimates that universal super-fast broadband in the UK could directly create 600,000 new ICT jobs and add £18 billion to GDP over four years with even larger indirect benefit. There have been a number of other announcements from international competitors in recent weeks, which make reference to new employment and economic benefits.
Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to increase capital expenditure on a new broadband network as part of the Government's plans to create up to 100,000 new jobs through public works. 
There are no plans for an immediate increase in public capital expenditure on a new broadband network. The Caio Review concluded that there was no case for public sector intervention but recommended that Government along with Ofcom should take a lead role in shaping broadband policies that could support and inform the activity of regulators and industry players on their journey toward Next Generation Access. The Government will respond to the recommendations made in the review in due course.
We published the interim Digital Britain Report, an action plan to secure the UK's place at the forefront of innovation, investment and quality in the digital and communications industries, on 29 January, seeking comments by 12 March.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what deposit has been paid to The Grove in Hertfordshire for the use of its facilities for the inaugural Creativity and Business International Network; and what payment has been agreed. 
Andy Burnham: I refer the hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend, the Minister with responsibility for culture, creative industries and tourism, gave him on 14 October 2008, Official Report, column 1210W. The cost of hiring The Grove is included within the £1 million allocated towards the running of the World Creative Business Conference in each of the next three years, including 2008-09.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of (a) the effectiveness of the 3 times 30 minute weekly participation target for cricket, (b) the effect this target has had on the England and Wales Cricket Board's recent Whole Sport Plan award from Sport England, (c) the effect of the reduction in the England and Wales Cricket Board's grant from Sport England on disabled and women's cricket and (d) participation rates in cricket in each year since Sport England began to provide funding for cricket; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 12 January 2009]: Sport England has announced that the England and Wales Cricket Board will receive nearly £38 million of 2009 to 2013 Whole Sport Plan funding to deliver its plan for cricket. This represents the largest award made to any of the 46 national governing bodies receiving Whole Sport Plan funding. The final breakdown of these awards is still being finalised with NGBs. It will also be open to the ECB to supplement this further through bidding for the significant extra funding streams which will be available, as they currently do.
(a) Sport England is responsible for getting 1 million more people playing sportthree times 30 minute sessions of at least moderate intensity per weekand will measure this through the Active People Survey. As part of their Whole Sport Plan funding, national governing bodies will be responsible for increasing one times 30 minute weekly participation in their sport as a contribution towards the global target. Given this, the varying intensities of longer duration sports, and the emphasis on the sustain strand of the Sport England strategy, the one times 30 measure represents an effective gauge of a sports contribution to Sport Englands participation objectives.
(b) Therefore three times 30 minute participation in Cricket was not a contributory factor in the assessment of the ECB's funding submission. Sports were asked to demonstrate how they could increase one times 30 minute participation as part of the funding process.
(c) It is the ECB's responsibility to manage the sport of Cricket, creating opportunities for all. The ECB submission contains specific interventions for women and girls, and disabled cricket. Sport England's investment into the ECB will seek to encourage the grow, sustain and excel outcomes for these priority groups, and funding for these areas of work will be allocated to the ECB accordingly.
Sport England has carried out two Active People Surveys. Active People 1 (between October 2005 and October 2006) shows one times 30 minute cricket 16+ participation as 195,200. Active People 2 (between October 2007 and October 2008) shows one times 30 minute cricket 16+ participation as 204,900. One times 30 participation data are not available prior to Active People 1.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for what reasons the telephone number given for each of the private offices of Ministers in his
Department in the List of Ministerial Responsibilities is that of his Departments main switchboard. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 27 January 2009]: The telephone number included in the List of Ministerial Responsibilities routes callers to the Departments Public Engagement and Recognition Unit, who are able to provide responsive advice to hon. Members on issues such as the progress of correspondence and parliamentary questions.
The List of Ministerial Responsibilities is a public document, published on the Cabinet Office website. As such, members of the public may also require assistance from the public engagement and recognition unit, which aims to answer as many calls as possible without transfer. Switchboard staff in the unit are able to transfer any calls requiring contact with Ministers direct to Private Offices.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what expenditure his Department has incurred in providing transport for Ministers between Parliament and Departmental premises in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport on 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 6W. All ministerial travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of (a) men and (b) women over the age of 18 years who have participated in at least 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity physical activity on five or more days of the week in each of the last three years. 
The following table shows the percentage of men and women aged 19 and over who have participated in at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity level sport on at least five separate days in the past week.
|Participation in moderate intensity sport on at least five days in the past week, by adults aged 19 and over|
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of children aged (a) five to 11, (b) 12 to 16 and (c) 17 to 18 years who have undertaken 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each day in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Taking Part survey provides data on participation in culture and sport by adults aged 16 and over. In those households containing at least one child aged 11 to 15, an interview is also conducted with a randomly selected child.
Child respondents are asked to indicate on how many days in the past week they have participated in at least an hour of active sport outside school lessons. Table 1 shows the percentage of children who had participated in the past week. The child survey began in January 2006 and data are therefore available for 2006 and 2007 only.
|Table 1: Participation in active sport for at least an hour during the past week, by children aged 11 to 15|
Note that these figures are survey estimates which each sit within a range. The information has been extracted from the report published in October 2008, Headline findings from the child survey 2007. The full report and accompanying data workbooks are available at:
Adult respondents to Taking Part are asked on how many days in the past week they have participated in at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity level sport. Table 2 shows the percentage of 16 to 18-year-olds who had participated in the past week.
|Table 2: Participation in moderate intensity sport for at least 30 minutes during the past week, by adults aged 16 to 18|
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Note that these figures are survey estimates which each sit within a range. For further information about the methodology and a full definition of moderate intensity sport, see the final assessment of SR04 PSA3 at:
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