§ 20. Mr. David Heath
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he will publish his proposals for encouraging musical instrument tuition in schools. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
In response to widespread and longstanding concerns about the state of instrumental tuition available to young people, on 24 June I announced the creation of a new Youth Music Trust. The Trust will receive £10 million of Lottery funding a year from the Arts Council of England and will also seek to raise additional funds from the private sector. It will have three key objectives; to champion the cause of music for young people; to attract and distribute funds; and to offer strategic advice.