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Cultural Leadership Programme

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff are employed by the Cultural Leadership Programme; and how much the programme spent on staffing in each of the last three years. (221047)

[holding answer 22 July 2008]: Five members of staff are currently employed by the Cultural Leadership Programme: a director; acting assistant director; project manager; project co-ordinator; and administrator.

The Cultural Leadership Programme has provided the following figures for the amount spent on staffing in each of the last three years:

£

2005-06

83,329

2006-07

127,550

2007-08

278,000

The increase in staffing costs reflects the development of the programme from a call for ideas and early scoping phase, through development of provision through partners, to offering a full programme of learning to leaders in the cultural and creative industries at all levels. Core staffing and administration costs represent only 4 per cent. of the total budget.