HC Deb 12 July 1999 vol 335 cc24-5W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of children who will benefit directly from the National Foundation for Youth Music. [90612]

Mr. Alan Howarth

The National Foundation for Youth Music is an independent body, and is responsible for identifying its outreach without reference to Ministers. The Foundation's ultimate aim is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to access music-making, particularly those who for geographical or other reasons are currently denied such access.