HC Deb 01 June 1998 vol 313 c44W
24. Mrs. Ellman

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures he will take to ensure that his Department's creative industries task force works with the proposed regional development agencies to develop arts-based businesses. [42011]

Mr. Chris Smith

I am, of course, aware of the importance of the contribution made to the creative economy by artists and innovators in the regions and my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, South participates in his capacity as Minister for the Regions on the Creative Industries Task Force, to help ensure that the Government's policies for the creative industries take account of the regional dimension of cultural and creative activities.