Regional Arts Facilities - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:28 am on 27 March 2024.

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Photo of The Earl of Clancarty The Earl of Clancarty Crossbench 11:28, 27 March 2024

My Lords, local government funding has been the foremost means of support for our arts and cultural services. How then will the Government address the significant underfunding which, over so many years, has deprived organisations across the country of the core investment essential to the day-to-day running of our museums, galleries, libraries, theatres and orchestras? Does the Minister accept that tax relief and the kind of capital investment the Arts Council announced this week, though welcome in themselves, are not the solution to a problem now driving our arts and cultural services to the point of collapse?