The MP for Bristol West asked the Culture Minster John Glen:
"Following the creation of the Ebacc, the take-up of music education is going down. Given the value of the UK’s world-leading music industry to our economy—it was £123 million in Bristol alone in 2015—will the Minister please listen to the music industry, reverse the Ebacc and invest in music teaching?"
In responding to her question, Culture Minister John Glen MP acknowledged “the challenges to arts, cultural and music education” adding that he was “in active dialogue with other Departments over how we can deal with this reality.”
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