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Music: Young People

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government have taken to promote music for young people. (243083)

[holding answer 16 December 2008]: The Government promote music for youth through the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ package of funding for music education, which was announced in November last year. This totals £332 million over three years and includes investment in singing, new instruments and free music lessons.

The Music Mentoring programme, which Youth Music leads on, also seeks to engage young people through a mentoring programme linked to music-making activity and has been allocated £333,000 per year by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport until 2011.