HC Deb 25 March 2002 vol 382 c566W
26. Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government are taking to support regional theatres in Lancashire and the north-west. [43168]

Tessa Jowell

This is a matter for the Arts Council of England and the Regional Arts Boards. As a result of last year's Theatre Review an extra £2.8 million was allocated to theatre throughout the north-west arts region. By 2003–04 over £7.5 million will be spent in revenue funding for theatre, representing an increase of 77 per cent. over 2000–01.

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