HC Deb 18 July 2000 vol 354 cc153-4W
Mr. Breed

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the percentage increase in direct Exchequer funding for sport was in(a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland between 1999–2000 and 2000–01. [130519]

Kate Hoey

The information requested by the hon. Member is as follows:

1999–2000; and what the planned figures are for 2000–01. [130518]

Kate Hoey

The information requested by the hon. Members is as follows:

them for their report, "UK Television Exports Inquiry", which was published in November 1999. The report makes valuable recommendations both for the industry and for Government and we have responded by drawing up a joint Action Plan. Government remain committed to working in partnership with the industry to improve the UK's export performance, not only in television but in all the creative industries.

I have also today announced the Terms of Reference for Phase II. This stage of the Inquiry will look at how the UK television programme supply market could best be adapted to realise the potential of UK creative talent to satisfy the growing audio-visual economy. We are currently tendering for a consultant to undertake this work which will feed into the Communications White Paper.

Copies of the Action Plan and Terms of Reference will be placed in the Library of the House and made available on my Department's website: www.culture.gov.uk/ creative/forms—documents.html.