Department for Culture Media and Sport

archive 2002


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A Stronger Voice For British Tourism, A New Marketing Force For England


Tessa Jowell announces plans to reform government support for tourism

Plans to radically reform Government support for the tourism industry were outlined by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today.

Six Cities Make Short List For European Capital Of Culture 2008


Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Newcastle/Gateshead and Oxford have been short listed for the next stage of the competition to find Britain's European Capital of Culture in 2008, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell said today.

Government Responds To Joint Committee On Draft Communications Bill


"A good Bill has been made better" – Jowell

The Government has today accepted the vast majority of recommendations made by a Parliamentary Committee on proposed changes to the communications industry.

Ten Museums To Receive £2 Million Cash Boost To Improve Displays


Ten museums around the country are to share grants totalling £2 million to help improve the quality of their displays, care of collections and gallery refurbishment. Museums in Liverpool, London, Bradford, Oxford and Newcastle will benefit.

Report Shows Nearly 40,000 Archaeological Objects And Many New Sites Discovered During Millennium Year


A staggering 37,518 archaeological objects – including jewellery, coins and prehistoric household items – were reported during 2000 under the Culture Department's Portable Antiquities Scheme, according to a report published today.  Before the scheme's introduction in 1997, many of these would have gone unreported, and their importance to our history lost forever.

Tessa Jowell Announces £70 Million Cash Boost For Museums In England


Regional museums to get Government funding for first time to take forward reform programme

Statement By Tessa Jowell On The Community Fund


Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today gave the following response to the Community Fund Board's lottery award to the National Coalition of Anti Deportation Campaigners.

Benjamin Britten's Suffolk Music Studio 'Listed' For Its Historic Interest


The tiny brick-built music studio in Horham, Suffolk - where Benjamin Britten wrote Death in Venice, Phaedra and the Third String Quartet – has been listed Grade II by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

This means that it will receive additional protection against inappropriate alterations or redevelopment.

Richard Caborn's Statement On The Resignation Of David Moffett


Sports Minister Richard Caborn said:

"The news came as a great surprise.  David has led Sport England extremely effectively since his appointment and has played a major role in refocusing the organisation to meet the needs of the sporting community in the future.

Children Need Safe And Stimulating Places To Play


Dobson to chair review of children's play areas
Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell and Education Minister Catherine Ashton today launched a review of children's play across the United Kingdom, to be chaired by the Rt Hon Frank Dobson MP.

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