HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 cc261-2W
Nick Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment she has made of her Department's involvement in facilitating and promoting competitiveness of British creative industries (a) at home and (b) abroad; and if she will make a statement. [83745]

Dr. Howells

The Department is working in partnership with other Government Departments and representatives of the creative industries to enhance their economic performance at home and overseas. More recent figures from official sources suggest that in 2000 the creative industries:

  • generated revenues of £76.6 billion
  • provided jobs for 1.95 million
  • account for 7.9 per cent. of GDP

Forward to