According to the Conservative Party website the Conservative Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
Culture, media and sport are all vital for our quality of life, as well as being huge generators of wealth and prosperity for our economy: tourism is the UK’s 5th biggest industry and the creative industries account for 7.3% of GDP.
When John Major established the National Lottery he started a revolution in the funding of the arts, sport and heritage, and provided these vital sectors with a secure financial footing.
Labour, though, have continually raided Lottery funds for other government projects – and we would return the Lottery to its original purpose. Our reforms would put an end to any further government interference and ensure a greater share of Lottery funding goes to the arts, sport and heritage, allowing them to prosper and thrive.
With the London 2012 Olympic Games approaching we have a wonderful opportunity to showcase these sectors and highlight the best sporting and cultural activities that Britain has to offer. More importantly, we must make sure that the Olympics leave us with a lasting legacy focused on inspiring young people to take part in sport.
The Conservative Party is committed to fostering an environment in which sport, the arts, and the creative industries can flourish, and in which people can take control of the most enjoyable aspects of their lives.
We will also help to rebuild our broken economy by working with the creative industries to ensure the majority of the population have access to next generation high speed broadband within five years.
Conservative Party Culture, Media and Sport Policy :http://www.conservatives.com/Policy/Where_we_stand/Culture_Media_and_Sport.aspx
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on Conservative’s Culture, Media and Sport policies in the comments below?