HC Deb 11 March 1997 vol 292 c119W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) which organisations he consults on the effectiveness of his Department's policies to encourage greater provision of art in open spaces; [19655]

(2) whom he consults when evaluating the provision of (a) fountains, and (b) other types of sculptures using water in public open spaces. [19656]

Sir Paul Beresford

These are matters essentially for local decision. Only exceptionally would the Secretary of State be asked to comment.