§ 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. 
§ 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.