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Film Industry

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what new steps she is taking to encourage the development of the skills base for the film industry. [113842]

On 24 February 2003, the UK Film Council and Skillset launched "Developing UK Film Talent: A Comprehensive Skills Survey of the UK Film Industry", the most in-depth report ever on skills in the British film industry. Building on this work, a Film Skills Action Group has been convened, comprising representatives from across the industry, to deliver an industry training strategy by September 2003. I very much welcome this.