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Culture: Olympic Games 2012

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funds his Department and its agencies (a) have allocated and (b) plan to allocate to the Cultural Olympiad; and from what source such funds will be drawn. (223996)

DCMS's contribution to the Cultural Olympiad comes via its non-departmental public bodies according to the arm's length principle.

DCMS itself contributes £400,000 to support a network of Creative Programmers to take forward plans for the Cultural Olympiad in the eight English regions. This funding has been drawn from DCMS internal budgets. Future funding decisions will be made at a later date.

The Royal Parks Agency has not allocated any funds to the Cultural Olympiad and future funding is yet to be determined.