§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications for information he received under the Open Government Code of Practice on Access to Government Information in the last parliamentary session; and how many of these applications were granted. 
§ Janet Anderson
My Department monitors applications for information received under the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information on a calendar year basis. In 1998–99 the Department and those of its sponsored bodies1 then subject to the Code received 34 requests for information. 30 of these were granted.
1In 1998–99 the following DCMS sponsored executive NDPBs were subject to the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information:
Royal Parks Agency
Arts Council of England
British Film Institute
British Library Board30W
English Sports Council
English Tourist Board
Museums and Galleries Commission
National Heritage Memorial Fund/Heritage Lottery Fund
Registrar of Public Lending Right
UK Sports Council.
An Order taken before the Privy Council in February 1999 brought all the executive and two of the advisory NDPBs sponsored by my Department within the scope of the Code.