To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on progress in implementing the music manifesto.
We are making good progress. A Manifesto Champion and Steering Group are in place and drawing up plans for future shared activities.
More than 180 organisations and individuals have signed up to the Music Manifesto. Together they have made more than 100 pledges of programmes and resources to support the key aims—including one from Lloyds TSB who pledged £10 million for musical instruments earlier this month. DfES pledges alone amount to more than £220 million.