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Local Theatres

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th June 1988.

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Photo of Mr Robert Sheldon Mr Robert Sheldon Chair, Public Accounts Committee 12:00 am, 13th June 1988

Is the Minister aware that a number of theatres are under threat, largely because they occupy important and valuable sites and are suitable objects of interest to developers? Does the Minister understand that he has some responsibility to preserve these buildings for future generations, who may be interested in the theatre as it has been and will be, and should be?