Culture: Young People

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to his Department's press release of 13 February 2008 on the Find Your Talent scheme, whether cultural events attended outside school hours will count towards the intention to offer children five hours of culture a week.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism)

The Find Your Talent programme of 10 pilots will trial ways of offering young people a range of cultural opportunities for five hours a week.

This will include activities which take place during the core school day, in extended schools and those offered by local authorities and other providers outside of school time.

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