HC Deb 12 April 2002 vol 383 c632W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what new initiatives her Department has taken in 2001–02 to assist in achieving its Public Service Agreement targets. [47189]

Dr. Howells

[holding answer 10 April 2002]: Details of new initiatives and policies designed to assist in achieving the Public Service Agreement targets for 1999–2002 were set out in my previous parliamentary answers to the hon. Member for Buckingham on 19 December (Official Report, columns 310–15W), 8 January (Official Report, columns 543–45W), and 10 January (Official Report, columns 971–72W).

The main initiatives undertaken to help achieve the Public Service Agreement targets for 2001–2004 are as follows: the setting-up of Creative Partnerships in 16 deprived areas; the introduction of the School Sports Co-ordinator and Spaces for Sport and the Arts programmes; and the introduction of free access for all to national museums and galleries on 1 December 2001.