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Departmental Public Appointments

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what progress has been made in appointing a research consortium to review his Department’s participation research; when he expects the consortium to be appointed; and what time frame he plans to set for its deliberation; (249426)

(2) what progress has been made in appointing a research consortium to review his Department’s participation research; when he expects the consortium to have been appointed; and what time frame will be set for its deliberation.

We recently announced that the university of London’s EPPI-centre and Matrix Knowledge Group have been appointed to conduct the first phase of the research. This phase is due to last one year. For further details on the new ‘Culture and Sport Evidence Programme’ (CASE, formerly referred to as the ‘joint research programme’) please see the new webpage at:

www.culture.gov.uk/case