Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent on the Find Your Talent pilot projects to date; and how much he expects to be spent on them in each year to 2011. 
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people under the age of 16 who have (a) performed music live to an audience, (b) taken part in a theatre production, (c) visited an art gallery, (d) visited a library and (e) visited an historic building in each of the last three years. 
Barbara Follett: The Taking Part survey provides data on engagement with a range of cultural activities by children aged 11 to 15. The child element of the survey began in January 2006 and data are therefore available for 2006 and 2007 only.
|Engagement in a selection of cultural activities during the past 12 months, by children aged 11 to 15|
These figures are survey estimates which each sit within a range. The data have 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 from the DCMS website at
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many expert advisers, excluding special advisers, have been commissioned by his Department since June 2007; and on which topics they have advised. 
Mrs. Laing: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of maintaining the databases owned and managed by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies was in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Database maintenance costs in my Department are made up of the cost of the software maintenance from the supplier and the day to day maintenance carried out by our outsourced IT service provider, Atos Origin. The latter is included in the outsourced ICT contract service charges with Atos Origin and it is not possible to disaggregate the cost from the service charges. My Department does not separately identify database management expenditure and aggregate information is not available before 2007-08.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether Ministers in his Department received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of Blackburn, (c) Lord Snape and (d) Lord Truscott in the last seven months. 
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department paid to the designated moderator at the event which it hosted at the Walker Art Gallery on 20 November 2008. 
Mr. Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to advise staff of pension options available to them in relation to added years or additional voluntary contributions. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Members of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme receive an annual benefit statement showing the pension built up to date, and also a projection of their pension on retirement if they continue in service to scheme pension age. The benefit statement prompts the member to consider boosting their pension and provides details of the civil service pensions website where staff can obtain further information, including options for making additional voluntary contributions and a calculator to work out costs for added pension (previously added years).
Cabinet Office provides leaflets that explain added pension and additional voluntary contributions for members. The information is also available in scheme booklets. These are available on the civil service pensions website or on request from the member's pensions administrator.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the Digital Britain Summit in April 2009; and where he expects the event to take place; 
(2) what Digital Britain events are planned to take place in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) England in the next 12 months; and how much is planned to be spent on staging each such event. 
Andy Burnham: As set out in the Governments Digital Britain interim report, focused events will take place in the UK nations ahead of publication of the Governments final report as well as a summit due to take place in April. These events will provide an opportunity to explain thinking on the key issues as far as possible and allow interested stakeholders to make representations. The details of these events have not been fully developed and the costs are not yet available.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what original research has been commissioned by the Digital Britain Review; which organisations and individuals have been commissioned to conduct such research; what the estimated cost of each project is; and what plans he has to publish the outcomes of such research. 
An analysis of the key trends and issues in the UK media and telecoms sector, provided by Enders Analysis;
An audit, commissioned from Ofcom, of their existing research; and
A very small space on an omnibus survey looking at the importance of digital media now and in the future.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions his Department has had with outside organisations to discuss policy on reducing the effect of the recession on matters within his Departments responsibility. 
Andy Burnham: I have regular engagementson a range of issues relating to the economywith many organisations connected to the sectors for which I have ministerial responsibility. This includes other Government Departments.
Barbara Follett: Youth Music is unable to provide the information in the form requested. However, Youth Music has advised that, in the period 2006-08, a total of 1,627 young people received one-to-one, small group, and large group mentoring; and 166 young people were engaged as peer mentors and were also mentored. In the period 2008-09, a total of 764 young people have so far received one-to-one and small group mentoring, with 81 young people working as peer mentors.
Andy Burnham: In recognition of the importance of the portable antiquities scheme, I am pleased to confirm that funding remains committed for 2009 to 2011. In November 2008, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), which provides the largest contribution towards funding the scheme, confirmed allocation of £1.3 million this year (2009-10), which will rise to over £1.4 million in 2010-11. The MLA has also stated that it intends to maintain the scheme at present levels of activity.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many organisations have subscribed to his Department's Medal Hopes scheme; and how many are in negotiation to subscribe; 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Negotiations are ongoing with various potential private sector partners and to release further information regarding these negotiations at this time would prejudice commercial interests. However I will make an announcement in due course.
Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consideration he gave to including the Swimming Teachers Association in the range of stakeholders consulted on the Free Swimming Programme. 
Andy Burnham: The Free Swimming programme was designed in close consultation with Sport England, the Local Government Association, the Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association and the Amateur Swimming Association (as the national governing body for swimming).
My officials recently met the Swimming Teachers Association to discuss future work and policy initiatives concerning the programme. We will continue to involve them in future discussions as appropriate.
Mr. Rooney: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff were employed in (a) the Child Support Agency and (b) the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission in each quarter since March 2008; and how many are expected to be employed in each quarter to December 2012. 
[holding answer 22 January 2009]: The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is responsible for the child maintenance system. I have
therefore asked the Child Maintenance Commissioner to write to the hon. Member with the information requested.
In reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about the Child Support Agency and the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, the Secretary of State promised a substantive reply from the Child Maintenance Commissioner. The Child Support Agency is now the responsibility of the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission.
You asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff were employed in (a) the Child Support Agency and (b) the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission in each quarter since March 2008; and how many are expected to be employed in each quarter to December 2012. 
The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission took responsibility for the Child Support Agency from 1 November 2008, at which point all staff employed by the Agency transferred to the Commission. The table below sets out the number of full-time equivalent employees directly employed by the Agency and the Commission in the last four quarters and the current estimate for the quarter ending March 2009, rounded to the nearest hundred.
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