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Mr. Morley: The standards for small waste oil burners involve ensuring that the burners are designed to cater for waste oil and are maintained so that there is good combustion; that the content of the waste oil is within specified parameters; and that there is a chimney of a height sufficient to disperse and dilute the emissions. Given that these conditions are fulfilled, abatement equipment is not specified in the statutory guidance. The main other processes burning waste oil are in the minerals sector and power stations. We believe that the majority of the former achieve specified emission limits without the need for pollution abatement equipment. Power stations are fitted with abatement.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her Answer, 9 June 2003, Official Report, column 609W, on asbestos, if she will list the buildings which have been identified as containing asbestos. 
Mr. Caborn: Pursuant to the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987 and amendments of 1992 and 1998 risk assessments were carried out by inspections of all reasonably accessible places in the Department's four buildings. No asbestos was found to be present in any of the buildings during those inspections. During the last 12 years each of the buildings has been subject to significant refurbishment and no asbestos was revealed.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures are in place to ensure that on-line gambling operators are not used as a vehicle for the laundering of illegally obtained funds. 
Mr. Caborn: Under the current legislation, online gaming is prohibited from being offered by companies based in Britain. However, betting operators are free to offer their services online, and t his will continue under
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the Government's proposals to modernise the gambling laws. The planned Gambling Bill will permit online gaming , and all British based online gambling operators will be subject to regulation by the Gambling Commission which will include measures to prevent crime. In advance of the new legislation, a money laundering code of practice is being developed between the DCMS, law enforcement agencies and bookmakers to reinforce the present money laundering arrangements.
Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much was spent on printing departmental notepaper and publicity material showing (a) Lord McIntosh as Minister responsible for broadcasting, (b) the honourable Member for Sheffield Central as Minister responsible for sport and tourism and (c) the Right honourable Member for Birmingham, Yardley as Minister responsible for arts and film; 
(3) how much was spent on providing departmental notepaper and publicity material showing Lord McIntosh as the Minister responsible for tourism, film and broadcasting. 
Mr. Caborn: Nothing has been spent on reprinting departmental notepaper following the Ministerial changes on 12 June 2003. The only amount spent on publicity material following changes, is a combined cost of £384 on photographs for the two Ministers appointed to DCMS.
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Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the role of sport and sport-related activities in achieving regeneration; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Caborn: The Government fully recognises the important role that sport can play in the regeneration of both urban and rural areas and in addressing a whole range of social issues such as better health, reduced crime and social inclusion. In particular the Policy Directions issued to Sport England in respect of the distribution of the Lottery Sports Fund require it, in deciding applications for funding, to have regard the scope for reducing economic and social deprivation, the need to promote access to sport for people from all sections of society and the need to further the objectives of sustainable development taking into account social and community progress and employment opportunities created by sports projects. Since 1995 Sport England has awarded over £1.5 billion of Lottery funding. Sport England has also introduced a number of other specific initiatives aimed at the regeneration of deprived areas, such as Sport Action Zones.
In addition, our analysis of the costs and benefits of hosting the Olympic Games in London in 2012 has included an assessment of the regeneration benefits achieved by past host cities and also the significant regeneration benefits for Manchester as a result of staging the Commonwealth Games in 2002.
Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent on sport-related activities by her Department and its predecessors in each of the last 20 years broken down by (a) central government, (b) Lottery and (c) other funding. 
Mr. Caborn: The Exchequer funding for Sport, the Capital Modernisation Funding of Space for Sports and Arts, Lottery awards made through Sport England and UK Sport and awards from the New Opportunities Fund are shown in the following table.
|Year||Exchequer||Capital modernisaton fund-space for sports and arts||Lottery awards||New opportunities fund|
1. The Exchequer figures up to 199192 cover the support for the Sports Council for Great Britain and the Football Licensing Authority;
2. The Department of Heritage was formed in April 1992 and became the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in 199899.
3. A Royal Charter set up the Sports Council of Great Britain in 1972. The Sports council had a remit covering British Sport as a whole but was mainly involved in English sports matters. There were separate autonomous councils for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales funded by their respective departments.
4. The Football Licensing Authority was established under the Football Spectators Act 1989 and transferred from the Home Office during 199293.
6. The figures for 200203 include final provision of £34 million in support of the Manchester Commonwealth Games.
7. The figures in the table cover New Opportunities in PE and Sport (including awards to the Football Foundation and Space for Sports and Arts) and the Out of School Hours/School Sports Co-ordinators schemes.
8. In addition there are other sport funding programmes that are funded through the New Opportunities Fund:
a. £30 million for England administered by Sport England for the Playing Fields and Community Green Spaces scheme; and,
b. £9 million to be delivered by Barnado's and Children's Play Council through the Better Play Grant
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The Exchequer and Capital Modernisation Funding figures shown for 200203 are final Supply Estimate provision. All other figures reflect actual outturn. The figures for 198384 to 199798 are recorded on a cash basis with the figures for 199899 onwards recorded on a resource basis.
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