§ 67. Mr. Battle
To ask the Minister for the Arts whether he has had discussions with regional Arts associations to develop a national plan for the Arts and employment.
§ Mr. Luce
No, but I meet regional arts associations regularly and see the contribution that they are making. I do not think a national plan is required: the initiatives must arise locally. Some of them are referred to in the inner cities document launched by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister this morning.