§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the level of(a) Government and (b) European Communities support for the European Union Baroque Orchestra is. 
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The European Union Baroque Orchestra is an official cultural training initiative of the European Parliament and the European Commission, and receives funding from the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture. The orchestra also receives major sponsorship from industry and other organisations and individuals. The level of that funding is for those organisations to determine; no additional support comes from Government.