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Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what guidance his Department issues on whether members of staff may claim for travel in first class carriages on trains if there are no seats in standard class. 
Ann McKechin: Office guidance on rail travel requires staff to book tickets through a contracted travel agent. This is in order to ensure that the best value for money is achieved through taking full advantage of advance bookings and discounts for fixed time departures. Staff, who usually travel in standard class, would be permitted to upgrade to first class if no standard seats were available, at their manager's discretion. It would be for individual line managers to assess the relative cost of staff travelling first class against the importance and nature of the journey in relation to the Office's business.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of (a) the gross annual revenue generated by bingo clubs and (b) the proportion of such revenue generated from (i) interval bingo and (ii) main stage bingo play in the latest period for which information is available. 
This funding has been distributed among the six partners in the programmethe British Museum, the British Library, Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. World Collections programme funding has been allocated to meet the aims and objectives of the programme, and has either funded projects delivered in challenging environments or has provided the initial money to develop strategic international partnerships.
To coincide with the World Ceramics exhibition in Damascus, the World Collections programme partners held a four-day museum management seminar in Damascus with curators from Syria, Jordan and Palestine.
A Tate-led research and relationship-building exercise between UK partners and artists and contemporary art institutions across the middle east. This exercise has included UK staff visits to the middle east (including to Kabul); a two-day seminar on the subject at Tate which involved artists, curators and museum professionals from a number of countries including Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Israel and the Gulf states; and seminars to bring together artists, curators and museum professionals in Sharjah and Dubai.
The World Collections programme (led by the British Library) is developing a sustainable exhibition of digital copies of photographic images held in the archives of the six partner institutions. A British Library curator will also write labels and an exhibition guide (all will be translated into Pashtu). The digital images will be printed and mounted in situ in Kabul to share skills, and digital copies of all images in the exhibition given to the National Museum, Kabul.
A V and A-led touring exhibition to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) Mumbai and the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodphur. The World Collections programme also enabled the inclusion of a public programme, dual-language exhibition materials, and skills sharing and capacity building in exhibition display at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodphur.
Digitisation of a selection of the India Office records held at the British Library, and a relationship-building visit to three cities in India to develop partnerships between the six organisations in the World Collections programme and Indian institutions.
A series of initiatives to develop a partnership with National Museums Kenya. This has included a joint project to enhance the cultural heritage storage facilities at the Nairobi Museum, enable staff exchanges between London and Nairobi, and develop a partnership between the Nairobi Museum and the Natural History Museum.
A joint project between the British Library and Kenyan National Archives to use the African heritage sound archives held at the British Library and, for the first time, use the audio-visual archives at the Kenyan National Archives. This project will make the archives available to public, provide new input into the British Library collection and assist in the development of the Nairobi-based collection.
A British Museum-led programme to collaborate with the National Museum in Addis Ababa through the delivery of training in Addis Ababa on the subjects of gallery management, exhibition display and textile conservation.
Funding a number of activities involving the British Museum, V and A, British Library and Institute of Ethiopian Studies to develop greater access to the UK-based Ethiopian collections for UK and Ethiopian audiences and the academic community. This has included staff exchanges and the provision of a digitised manuscript for the Institute of Ethiopian Studies.
Developing links between numismatic collections in the UK and Africa through a number of activities including digitisation of the British Museum's East African coin collection and making this available to African institutions as research and display aids; a capacity building exercise to develop skills in mounting, display and cataloguing with museums in Axum and Addis Ababa; and assistance with training at the Iziko Museums in South Africa.
RBG Kew is working to enhance collections-based digital resources relevant to African plant diversity in response to demands from stakeholders and specific feedback concerning existing resources. Main outputs will be a range of user friendly and attractive online species pages for Africa, digitisation and analysis of African specimen information for selected species of conservation concern, and support for capacity building activities requested by African partners.
UK-based British Museum-led six-week training programme for 24 international curators, artists and museum professionals to work with specialist staff at the World Collections programme institutions and also develop skills in the basics of museum management. This project also involves Tyne and Wear Museums, LincolnThe Collection, Manchester Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Glasgow Museums, Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery and the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. The World Collections programme has provided funding for the 2008 and forthcoming 2009 training programmes.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what his most recent estimate is of his Departments capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement; 
Andy Burnham: The data in table C11 of Budget 2009 give the Capital and Resource Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) for Estimated Outturn for 2008-09 and Plans for 2009-10 and 2010-11 in £ billions as follows:
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