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Lords debates the creative industries

9 December 2022

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On Thursday 8 December, members of the House of Lords debated the case for an arts and creative industries strategy to maintain the UK's global leadership within the sector and align the industries’ economic benefits with the government’s levelling up agenda.


Viscount Chandos (Labour), Trustee, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, 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   

Members speaking in the debate included:

  • Baroness Bull (Crossbench), former Royal Ballet dancer and creative director of the Royal Opera House
  • Lord Cormack (Conservative), President, All Party Arts and Heritage Group
  • Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall (Labour), former Executive Director of the National Theatre
  • Lord Storey (Liberal Democrat), former deputy chair, Liverpool Capital of Culture Board.

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government. 

Get involved   

Watch and read the debate  

Find out more about the issues discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

Explore background information  

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.  

Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges the government.

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