HC Deb 01 June 1998 vol 313 c46W
Mr. Maude

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to review the activities of the Arts Council. [43653]

Mr. Chris Smith

The Departmental Spending Review which is currently under way at DCMS is looking at the full range of the Department's responsibilities, including the arts funding system and the role of the Arts Council within it. I expect to announce the conclusions of this review in the summer.