HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 c329W
27. Geraint Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on Cardiff s bid to become the European capital of culture. [59934]

Mr. Touhig

Cardiff is Europe's youngest capital, a multicultural city which serves a country rich in both traditional and contemporary culture. Sense of place is a defining quality of Welsh culture. Our locality and our community is a strong part of our identity. Cardiff s European capital of culture bid looks at the new ways that the city can work for the people and the cultural communities across the whole of Wales, and my right hon. Friend and I wholeheartedly endorse it.