[Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 4th March 2015.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) 3:31 pm, 4th March 2015

May I ask the Minister about cuts to the Arts Council budget? So far, this Govt have cut it by 30%, but on 5 January, the Tory party produced a report saying that £83 million more would be cut from Arts Council, and that this

“cost is based on the real terms decrease in the Grant in Aid for the Arts Council from 2014/15 to 2015/16”.

Does he stand by the figure that the Arts Council will be cut by £83 million this year?