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Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2007, Official Report, columns 904-5W, on film, what the budgets are for the summits on (a) software, (b) games, (c) design, (d) performing arts, (e) advertising and (f) fashion. (130378)

In addition to internal administrative costs, an overall budget of £1,000 has been allocated to cover the incidental costs of the current round of 12 industry summits being held to inform the creative economy programme. Support for these events also forms part of the Department's contract with the Work Foundation.

Summits have been held on broadcasting, film, architecture, music, publishing, software, computer games and design. Further summits are planned on advertising, fashion, the performing arts and arts, antiques and crafts.