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Sports and Culture: Job Creation

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of the planned 10,000 additional jobs in the sport and cultural sectors have been created; how much the Government has contributed to the creation of such jobs; and what timetable he has set for creating the remainder. (310977)

Information on the Future Jobs Fund is not currently available but will be made available from spring 2010 through a statistical release that is planned to cover the whole of the Young Persons Guarantee.

This is normal practice for Department for Work and Pensions employment programmes and it allows time for input from the UK Statistics Authority and for the information to be collected, understood, verified and reported. The scheme runs until 2011.

A major step on the way to the target was the announcement of 624 cultural jobs in December 2009.