Topical Questions

Part of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons on 24th March 2022.

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Photo of Anna Firth Anna Firth Conservative, Southend West

The 2025 UK city of culture shortlist has just been announced, so this is a perfect moment to review and improve the bidding for the next cycle, which is currently time-consuming, burdensome and very resource-intensive. On behalf of Southend West and the new city of Southend, which will bid to be the 2029 UK city of culture, will the Department consider having a dedicated city of culture team to guide and support applicants through the process?