Results 1–20 of 1000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Margaret Hodge

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Aviation (7 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The Department's accounting system does not record travel information in the format and at the level of detail requested. The information can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Regarding Ministers' visits overseas, since 1999 the Government have published a list of all overseas visits by Cabinet Ministers costing over £500. Information for the last financial year was published on 25...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Carbon Emissions (7 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme to assist in establishing a baseline measurement of the carbon footprint of the departmental estate and that of our major non-departmental public bodies.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Cultural Heritage: Textiles (7 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: holding answer 17 December 2007 The Victoria and Albert Museum houses the national collection of textiles and there are significant collections at other museums sponsored by the Department. The Government delegate responsibility for specific textile conservation policies to these and other public bodies with duties for the care and protection of cultural heritage. The Institute of...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Departmental Sustainable Development (7 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The Department's environmental management system was accredited to ISO 14001 in June 2007. The EMS covers the Department's offices at Cockspur Street and Tottenham Court Road. The Department's executive agency the Royal Parks, has an environmental management system accredited to ISO 14001 for all its estate.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries (7 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. Burstow) by my hon. Friend the Member for Tottenham (Mr. Lammy) on 26 April 2007, Official Report, column 1256W, in respect of museums and galleries sponsored by the Department. The only addition is the opening of the International Slavery Museum (August 2007), part of National Museums Liverpool. The...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Museums and Galleries (7 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: holding answer 17 December 2007 The following table shows spend on museums and galleries in the west midlands through the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and its predecessor body: £ 1997-98 435,181 1998-99 461,413 1999-2000 461,062 2000-01 540,328 2001-02 664,119 2002-03 926,112 2003-04 1,219,000 2004-05 4,264,535 2005-06 5,840,000 ...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Portable Antiquities Scheme (7 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is funded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and so any decisions on its future funding will be taken by the MLA. The PAS is of national importance and the MLA is committed to seeing it thrive and evolve. The MLA will continue to work with the British Museum and other stakeholders to build on the success the scheme has had in its goal of...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Stonehenge: Visitors' Centre (7 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: holding answer 17 December 2007 English Heritage records for expenditure on the Stonehenge visitor centre proposals commence at 1990-91. A total of some £16 million has been spent on developing various schemes for a new visitor centre. This includes funds to purchase land for the proposed site, which can be used for other purposes, together with consultancy and project team costs associated...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Alcoholic Drinks: Advertising (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The Government take the issue of alcohol abuse among children and young people very seriously and as part of our national alcohol strategy, "Safe. Sensible. Social." we are reviewing the evidence on the relationship between alcohol price, promotion and harm. Advertising regulations must be robust and based on best evidence. If new evidence emerged which clearly highlighted problems in...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Climate Change (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: holding answer 6 December 2007 My Department is carrying out a project to identify potential climate change impacts on our sectors. We started this work last June, in advance of the Climate Change Bill. We recognised that over the longer-term climate change may impose significant costs and challenges for the preservation of the country's historic environment, the design of new buildings and...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Flags (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport plans to publish the summary of responses to the consultation shortly and the Government response will follow.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Opinion Leader Research (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: An official from my Department had a telephone conversation with an official from the Central Office of Information (COI). The purpose was to confirm the facts given in the corrected answer and written statement. There were no meetings. There has been no contact with Opinion Leader Research.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Television (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The Department used the expertise of the Central Office of Information and its well established roster system to allocate the project. Opinion Leader Research was selected for this project by the Central Office of Information from its roster as the most appropriate agency available to conduct this research, taking into account its previous experience, expertise, and most importantly, its...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Tourism (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The following tables show (i) the number of overseas visits to Cumbria and (ii) the number of domestic overnight trips to the North West region for the latest years for which data are available. Information on visits at constituency level by foreign and domestic tourists is not available. Overseas Visits: Cumbria Thousand 2002 180 2003 199 2004 203 2005 210 2006...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Tourism (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The tables show the average length of stay by (i) domestic overnight tourists in the North West region and (ii) overseas visitors in Cumbria for the last five years for which data are available. Information at constituency level is not available. Average number of nights spent by domestic tourists( 1) (2002-06) North West Average 2002 2.7 2003 2.8 2004 3.0 2005 2.9...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Tourism (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: Information on the proportion of the gross value added of Copeland generated by domestic visitors is not available. However, the English regions "First Steps Tourism Satellite Account" report (August 2005) estimated that the contribution of tourism to the North West was £2.7 billion (2.75 per cent. of gross value added) in 2003.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Tourism (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: Information on the latest estimates of bed spaces available in Copeland is shown in the table. Consistent figures for previous years are unavailable due to improvements to the method of recording accommodation stock that were implemented by Cumbria Tourism following a review in 2006. Number of bed spaces in Copeland (April 2007) Accommodation type Number of bed spaces Serviced...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Tourism (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: Information on employment in the tourism sector in Copeland is shown in the table. Employment in the tourism-related sector( 1) (2002-06) Copeland Number 2002 1,700 2003 1,800 2004 1,900 2005 2,100 2006 2,100 (1) Tourism-related jobs include employment in hotels, camping sites, restaurants, bars, activities of travel agencies, libraries, archives, museums,...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Tourism (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) North West has provided data for each of the last three years on the number of people in work-based learning in Travel and Tourism and in Hospitality and Catering in Copeland, Cumbria and the North West. The LSC has also provided data on the number undertaking learning through Train to Gain since it was rolled out nationally in 2006. The LSC also holds...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Tourism (8 Jan 2008)

Margaret Hodge: The table shows average expenditure per head of domestic overnight tourists visiting the North West. Information at constituency level is not available. Average expenditure( 1) of domestic overnight tourists( 2) (2002-06) North West 2002 160 2003 163 2004 181 2005 167 2006 170 (1) Expenditure includes items such as package holidays, accommodation, travel to...


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