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Culture: Huddersfield

Volume 459: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department has provided for cultural activity in Huddersfield in the last 10 years. (131521)

The programmes provided by my Department and its non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) over the last decade have made a significant contribution to the provision of culture in Huddersfield.

Events such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival have undoubtedly played an important role in improving the quality of life in the town. In early 2007 the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival was awarded £389,500 from Arts Council England; this investment will help to secure the long-term future of one of Europe's leading international new music festivals.