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Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of David Cairns David Cairns Labour, Inverclyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which (a) individuals and (b) organisations he consulted prior to proposing abolition of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

No formal consultation took place prior to the decision to abolish of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). Ministers at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport regularly meet representatives from a wide range of cultural organisations and within the context of these meetings the role and structure of organisations in the cultural sector, including the MLA, has been discussed on a number of occasions.

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