Town of Culture Award

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:29 pm on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Ruth George Ruth George Labour, High Peak 5:29 pm, 23rd January 2019

Buxton, in my constituency, has world-class arts; it has the Buxton festival and the Buxton opera house. It also has fantastic community arts, in which people can get involved to boost their health and wellbeing; that is an amazing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Given that we have less mental health treatment in our towns and rural areas, does my hon. Friend agree that the Government should look at the ongoing benefits of supporting the arts in our towns?