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Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value of (a) awards and (b) payments made from the New Opportunities Fund for physical education and sport initiatives was in each year since the fund was established. 
Barbara Follett: The Big Lottery Fund has indicated that the value of awards and payments made by BIG and its predecessor body, the New Opportunities Fund, for physical education and sport initiatives are shown in the following tables. The figures are UK wide.
|PE and sport in schools (NOPES)||Spaces for sports and arts||School sports coordinators||Community sports programmes||Football foundation||Total value of awards (£ million)|
|PE and sport in schools (NOPES)||Spaces for sports and arts||School sports co-ordinators||Community sports programmes||Football foundation||Total value of payments (£ million)|
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much his Department has paid to Fast Track to date for its work on the Medal Hopes scheme; and how much he expects to pay in each of the next three years; 
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on the scheme to fund professional development of music teachers in each of the last three years. 
Since September 2006, when the contract was let, £3.3 million has been spent to develop and deliver a programme of professional development for those working with children at Key Stage 2 in music. This breaks down as follows: £1.1 million in 2006-07, £1.3 million in 2007-08 and £0.9 million to date in 2008-09.
Andy Burnham: The Government looked at television licence fee concessions for a wide range of groups during the BBC Charter review process. There was little consensus as to who should receive concessions, the criteria on which they should be allocated, or how they should be funded. As a result there were no changes to the existing range of concessions.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what subjects were discussed at his
Department's most recent tourism summit; and if he will place a copy in the Library of the minutes of the meeting. 
Barbara Follett: There are no official minutes from the Department's most recent tourism summit. However, the transcripts of the Prime Minister's and the Secretary of State's speeches are on Visit Britain's website including a transcript of the question and answer session. Details can be viewed at the following web link:
VisitBritain to compile a list of the industry's top five asks of Government.
To explore ideas on a graduate job scheme for tourism and a development bank focused on supporting investment in the tourism industry.
The establishment of a cross-Whitehall ministerial group on tourism and high-level tourism advisory group, to be chaired by the Minister for Tourism.
To explore the feasibility of a British City of Culture, potentially every four years.
To maximise the tourism potential of forthcoming sporting events under the banner of a Decade of Sport.
Meet with all regional development agencies to discuss the support given to tourism in each region.
Barbara Follett [holding answer 5 February 2009]: The Secretary of State and I have met a number of representatives and received various representations from the regional development agencies and from the wider tourism sectors in the regions. Last summer the Secretary of State, Minister for Tourism and Minister for Sport met all the chairs of the regional development agencies and I plan to meet each of the regions in the spring to follow up on the fruitful discussions held at the tourism summit in Liverpool last month.
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by (a) UK tourists visiting overseas destinations and (b) overseas tourists visiting UK destinations in each of the last 10 financial years. 
|UK visits overseas||Overseas visits to UK|
(1) This information was taken from the International Passenger Survey and relates to calendar years.
|UK share of global tourist arrivals (percentage)|
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the wish list his Department has requested from VisitBritain in relation to helping tourism to Britain during the economic downturn. 
Andy Burnham [holding answer 5 February 2009]: VisitBritain has provided some initial thoughts on the industrys main needs, pending its final submission. When it is received, Ministers will give it full consideration with a view to how best to achieve the full potential of tourism to the British economy during the period of the global economic downturn.
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