Lords debates arts funding
16 December 2022
On Thursday 15 December, members of the House of Lords debated the regional distribution of Arts Council England funding and its impact on regions outside of London.
Lord Storey (Liberal Democrat), former Deputy Chair, Liverpool Capital of Culture Board, put forward the debate.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Members speaking in the debate included:
- Lord Bassam of Brighton (Labour), Opposition Spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Lord Berkeley of Knighton (Crossbench), Trustee, Mid Wales Music Trust
- Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat spokesperson, Creative Industries
- Baroness Fleet (Conservative), Director and Trustee, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government.
Watch and read the debate
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Explore background information
Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.
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