Culture: Local Authorities

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what requirements his Department makes of local authorities to produce local cultural strategies; and how many local authorities have submitted such strategies to his Department in each year since 2000.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism)

We encourage culture to form part of sustainable communities' strategies and regional economic strategies, however we place no statutory duty on local authorities to submit local cultural strategies.

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