HC Deb 14 December 1998 vol 322 c349W
25. Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he will take steps to ensure the more equitable geographical distribution of public funding for arts. [62153]

Mr. Alan Howarth

My right hon. Friend announced this morning an extra £123 million for the Arts Council of England over the next three years. The Arts Council will be announcing later this week how they propose to allocate these extra funds among the Regional Arts Board.