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Departmental Responsibilities

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make an assessment of the extent to which the functions and services currently carried out by his Department could be carried out by other Government departments. (250871)

There are no plans to carry out such a review. The Department's existence reflects the importance of the sectors we sponsor, which already account for some 13 per cent. of the economy and are central to the quality of life of every citizen. Following our Capability Review published in 2007, we have restructured and refocused the Department to ensure that we continue to increase our added value.