Arts Council England Funding: Coalfield Communities

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:06 pm on 20th February 2018.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Chair, Treasury Sub-Committee 10:06 pm, 20th February 2018

That rather sums up the problem across every coalfield community. Of course, there is the Harley Gallery. Prince Charles has been there on several occasions, which is not surprising given that he is directly related to the family who own the estate. It is a great investment. People come to the Harley Gallery from all over the world. If we could get people to go there from my constituency as well, it would be even better. But let us not confuse that kind of high-end art work—as important and valuable as it is to the nation—to working in coalfield communities.