URGENT PART I BUSINESS
To consider any Part I business accepted by the Chair as urgent.
Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Summer Economic Statement
The Strategic Director (CF) provided the Executive with summary details of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Summer Economic Statement, which aimed to assist various sectors in their recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown.
In respect of the situation with regard to the leisure industry, the Chair requested officers to draft a letter for submission by the Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People, Leisure & Culture to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport requesting that a fair proportion of the £1.5Billion recovery funding allocated by the Government for theatres, galleries and museums be ring-fenced for regional theatres or, failing that, additional dedicated Government funding be allocated for this purpose.