HL Deb 11 February 1998 vol 585 c191WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations they have received on the special importance of the Greenwich Theatre to disabled people (because of its ease of access); and what action is being taken to safeguard its future. [HL414]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey:

The Government have received over 500 expressions of support for the Greenwich Theatre, including a small number specifically commenting on the special importance of the theatre for the physically disabled, because of its ease of access.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport channels its funding of the arts through the Arts Council and the 10 Regional Arts Boards, in this case the London Arts Board. The future of the theatre is a matter for the theatre's board, in conjunction with its funding partners.