Cultural Heritage: Conferences

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Shadow Secretary of State (Justice), Shadow Secretary of State

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2007, Official Report, column 1158W, on the Institute for Public Policy Research, on what date the Identity, Culture and the Challenge of Diversity research was commissioned; on what dates the conference and seminar fees were paid; what the titles were of the conferences and seminars; what the purpose was of the secondment; and what the dates were of the secondment.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture)

Arts Council England did not commission the Identity, Culture and the Challenge of Diversity research; this was an IPPR project to which the Arts Council made a charitable donation.

The following table shows the title and date on which fees were paid for other conferences and seminars:

Title Date
Oxford Media Convention 9 January 2003
Oxford Media Convention 13 January 2004
Race equality event 19 July 2004
Breakfast debate—"For Art's Sake: Society and the Arts in the 21st Century", Labour Party conference 27 September 2004
Oxford Media Convention 12 May 2005
Breakfast debate—"Creating Communities: Arts, Housing and regeneration", Creating Communities 26 September 2005
Oxford Media Convention 17 January 2006
Seminar—"Trusts: A new future for schools", Sponsorship of Trusts 2 February 2006

The purpose of the secondment was to cover a vacancy in the Arts Council's research team. The secondment was from 13 February 2006 to 31 January 2007.

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