§ 26. Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he will next review Her Majesty's Government's policy for funding theatres and theatre companies in England; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
It is for the Arts Council of England and the regional arts boards, in conjunction with local authorities and other funding partners, to formulate policy for theatres within the overall levels of funding available.