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European Capital of Culture

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential economic effect for the cities and regions in contention for the European Capital of Culture 2023 of being in contention for that award.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

To date DCMS have made no assessment of the potential economic impact of the 2023 competition. Previous analysis of Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008, carried out by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, can be found here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/impacts08/pdf/pdf/Creating_an_Impact_-_web.pdf.

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