§ Nick Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what figures she has collated on how many music advisers in the Department(a)perform or have performed music in the past, (b)play an instrument and (c)studied music at university; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Howells
My Department sponsors the music industry and is committed to working closely with them and other Government Departments to help ensure that all parts of the UK music industry thrive both at home and abroad.
Of the five officials directly involved in providing advice on music industry issues in the Department:
- (a) four perform or have performed music in the past,
- (b) four play an instrument,
- (c) none studied music at university.