Resource development - Business assessment and Planning
Resource Development - Education and Training
Resource Development - Lottery
Resources - Directorate
Resources - Finance
Resources - HR
Resources - IT
Resources - Legal Services
Resources - Office Services
Arts Training South West
Contemporary Music Network
Cultural leadership programme
Public Art South West
Schools Arts Projects
Take it away
Young People at Risk
Young Peoples Theatre
Specific project Total
Arts: Further Education
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department has commissioned research on the extent to which further education institutions are equipping students with the skills needed to help them make a contribution to the creative economy. 
My Department has not commissioned any direct research in to the extent to which further education institutions are equipping students with the skills they need to help them make a contribution to the creative economy.
However, in order to meet commitment 4 of Creative Britain: New talents for the New Economy, my Department has commissioned research into the landscape of employer engagement in higher education subjects closely related to the creative industries. The findings of this research, 17 Oct 2008 : Column 1520W
due to report in summer 2009, will be used to demonstrate how to forge stronger links between higher education institutions, further education colleges, creative professionals, the creative and cultural industries and the wider community.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what balances his Department held with (a) other central Government Departments and (b) local authorities at the end of each financial year since 1997. 
The table sets out the Department's debtor and creditor balances with central Government Departments and local authorities since 2003. Financial Reporting Manual (FReM) did not require disclosure of these balances in earlier years and it would incur disproportionate cost to obtain them.
Mr. Peter Ainsworth:
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5 million in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 to which the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method or equivalent was applied; how many such buildings were assessed as (A) pass, (B) good, (C) very good and (D) excellent; and if he will make a statement. 
The Department carried out a refurbishment in excess of £0.5 million in 2006-07. A BREEAM assessment was applied. The provisional result is very good.
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on staffing in each year since 1997 in (a) cash and (b) real terms. 
The Department's staffing costs in cash and real terms are shown in the table, using 2007-08 as the base year.