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Culture: Education

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the selection of the Find Your Talent pilot areas. (212578)

On 29 May 2008 we announced the 10 selected Find Your Talent pilots that will trial ways of offering children and young people a range of high quality cultural experiences for five hours a week, both in and out of school.

The organisations leading these pilots are:

Bolton borough council;

The Creative Foundation (serving Shepway District and including Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh);

Customs House (North and South Tyneside);

Hampshire county council;

Leeds Children's Services;

Leicestershire county council;

Liverpool City Region1 Partnership (serving three Merseyside neighbourhoods);

North Somerset;

Telford and Wrekin council; and

Tower Hamlets.

The pilots will begin their work in September 2008.