HC Deb 17 May 1999 vol 331 c276W
18. Mr. David Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what direct support will be given to schools musical instrument tuition from the youth music trust and the standards fund. [83426]

Mr. Alan Howarth

The independent National Foundation for Youth Music, formerly known as the Youth Music Trust, opened In April and will work with the DfEE's £150 million Standards Fund measures to increase opportunities for school children to access instrumental music-making. The National Foundation for Youth Music's policies will complement the Standards Fund measures, drawing on £30 million of Arts Council Lottery funds, by seeking to find additional ways in which all children, in schools and outside, will have access to quality music-making opportunities. Further announcements about the National Foundation for Youth Music's policies will be made shortly.