Lord Aberdare’s statement during the recent House of Lords debate on the creative sector

During the recent House of Lords debate on the creative sector, Lord Aberdare again highlighted the opportunities to better integrate primary and secondary arts education with the work of awarding organisations offering graded examinations across the performing arts. A recorded excerpt of his statement is available here and a news item appears on the CDMT website.

In advance of the debate the CDMT, which is the Secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Performing Arts Education and Training, forwarded a summary note to the following speakers outlining the challenges facing performing arts education and training today: Lord Aberdare; Lord Bassam of Brighton; Lord Berkeley of Knighton; Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury; Earl of Clancarty; Lord Clement-Jones; Viscount Colville of Culross; Earl of Dundee; Baroness Featherstone; Baroness Fleet; Lord Foster of Bath; Baroness Greengross; Baroness Harris of Richmond; Lord Marland; Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall; Lord McNally; Baroness Merron; Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer; Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay; Baroness Prashar; Lord Spencer of Alresford; Lord Storey; Lord Strasburger and Lord Vaizey of Didcot.

We are pleased to report that following the session Baroness Merron of Lincoln, Shadow Minister for DCMS in the Lords, has joined the APPG.