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Culture Leadership Programme: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what resources (a) his Department, (b) the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, (c) the Arts Council and (d) Creative and Cultural Skills plan to make available to the Cultural Leadership programme in each of the next three years. (204163)

In the period 2008-11 all financial support for the Cultural Leadership Programme will come from the settlement to the Arts Council. The Arts Council has agreed figures of £3,000,000 for 2008-09; £3,500,000 for 2009-10 and £3,500,000 for 2010-11.

There will be no financial contribution from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, Creative and Cultural Skills or the DCMS, although they will continue to steer the development of the Programme through the Cultural Leadership Programme Delivery Partnership.