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Mr. Timms [holding answer 9 March 2010]: The rules governing the way in which non-domiciled individuals are taxed in the UK were reformed in 2008. These reforms struck the right balance between increasing fairness and maintaining the UK's international competitiveness.
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 810W, on Valuation Office: allowances, how many individual expenses were claimed by the Valuation Office Agency's Director of National and Central Services in 2008-09. 
All expenses have been counted individually and not totalled for each day of travel or for each, total, claim submitted on the VOA expenses system. For example if a tube, bus and meal allowance has been claimed on the same day this will be counted as three separate expense claims not one.
A further detailed analysis of the hotel expense statistics (as supplied by the travel provider) has revealed errors in the way in which the information from the travel supplier was interpreted. This position has now been clarified but, as a consequence, the figures shown on 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 810W, should show the revisions shown in brackets.
|1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008||1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009|
Mrs. Spelman: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 810W, on the Valuation Office: allowances, what individual expenses were paid to the Valuation Office Agency's (a) Chief Executive from April 2007 to March 2009, (b) Director of Data Strategy from April 2007 to March 2009 and (c) Deputy Chief Executive from April 2007 to March 2009. 
Ian Pearson: The individual expenses paid to the chief executive, deputy chief executive and the director of data strategy of the Valuation Office Agency from April 2007 to March 2009 are shown in the following table:
A further detailed analysis of the hotel expense statistics (as supplied by the travel provider) has revealed errors in the way in which the information from the travel supplier was interpreted. This position has now been
clarified but., as a consequence, the figures shown on 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 810W, should show the revisions shown in brackets.
|Expenses claimed||1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008||1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009|
Mr. Pelling: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will set out with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the Croydon Central constituency, the effects of his Department's policies on the constituency since 2005. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 7 April 2010]: My Department's aim is to improve the quality of life for everyone through cultural and sporting activities, to support the pursuit of excellence and to champion the tourism, creative and leisure industries.
£4,955 given from Arts Council England to organisations based in Croydon in 2008-09 through the Grants for the Arts programme.
£58,000 of English Heritage grant offers to the Croydon, Central constituency in 2008-09.
Digital switchover is due to take place in Croydon, Central in 2012. By the time switchover is complete at the end of 2012, 98.5 per cent. of households nationwide will be able to receive digital TV-the same number that can currently receive analogue.
Over £5,117,088 of national lottery grants made to applications from the Croydon, Central constituency since 2005.
£4 billion of Exchequer funding spent on culture.
More than £5.5 billion invested in sport by the Government and the national lottery since 1997.
Almost 750,000 free swims taken in London in the first eight months of the Free Swimming programme.
A 68 per cent. increase in national museum visits from 1998-99 to 2008-09-10 per cent. of which were by adults from lower socioeconomic groups.
£416.6 million in grants allocated by English Heritage since 1997.
48 per cent. of buildings on the original 1999 Buildings at Risk Register having their future secured.
90 per cent. of all pupils taking part in at least two hours of high quality PE or sport per week in 2008 from an estimated 25 per cent. in 2003-04-exceeding our target.
Mr. Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has allocated to support youth development and training at non-league football clubs in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 30 March 2010]: In the last financial year Sport England has provided funding of £7,851,278 to the Football Association (FA) to increase participation, rates of retention and strengthen talent pathways for women and girls and disability players.
In addition, approximately £6 million was committed through the Physical Education Sport Strategy for Young People Programme; community club facilities; clubs development, coach development; FA skills and 16-18 retention programmes.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pieces from the Government Art Collection have been reported missing in each year since 1997; and what the monetary value of each such piece was. 
Mr. Bradshaw [holding answer 23 March 2010]: There are more than 13,500 works of art in the Government Art Collection's (GAC) holdings, on display in over 400 different buildings in the UK and around the world. The GAC carries out audits remotely and in person and some works are occasionally reported as missing from their previously reported locations. The GAC make extensive searches, after which time, many of the items are accounted for.
|Year went missing||Work/artist||Value (£)|
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