Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary, responding to the CMS Committee's report, Supporting the creative economy, published today, said:
“Today's report shows that our creative industries are just not getting the support they need from this out of touch Government.
“They have failed to implement the Digital Economy Act and need to take action to strengthen protection of copyright.
“They have also downgraded creativity in schools which is not only bad for our young people but will have a damaging effect on skills which the sector needs.
“Britain's creative industries are the envy of the world and essential for jobs and growth now and in the future. It's time this out of touch Tory Government listened to their concerns and gave them the support they need.”