HC Deb 23 June 1997 vol 296 c375W
20. Mrs. Ann Keen

To ask the Secretary of State for the National Heritage what plans he has to enable greater access by the public to the arts. [3104]

Mr. Fisher

Access is at the heart of my Department's policies. We believe strongly that the public has a right to better access in return for the public funding which goes into the arts. We have made a number of specific proposals aimed at, increasing access to the arts. These include plans to pilot open theatre nights and an Artscard scheme for young people and to review the case for admission charges to core collections in our national museums and galleries.