Brexit: Museums and Galleries - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Lee of Trafford Lord Lee of Trafford Liberal Democrat 2:46 pm, 4th March 2019

Is the Minister aware of the sickening abuse suffered by some front-of-house EU nationals at a number of our great cultural institutions, making many reluctant to wear name badges? That aside, there are three areas of particular concern: the ability to recruit and retain staff, particularly those with language skills; the worry that overseas visitors may give the UK a miss this year, until Brexit issues are clarified; and, importantly, whether DCMS and the Treasury will replace the EU culture funds vital to many building projects and exchange programmes.