arts funding

Hull MP presses Ministers on unfair arts funding distribution

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has pressed Ministers on the continuing disparity in arts funding between London and other regions.

Speaking today in Culture, Media and Sport Questions in the House of Commons, the Labour MP quoted comments made in Hull on 28 May by the new Chief Executive of Arts Council England, Darren Henley.

Diana Johnson MP said: "I want to refer to what Darren Henley said in Hull on 28 May. He said:

Hull MP questions urgency in Whitehall over Hull 2017

Speaking a year after Hull was announced as UK City of Culture 2017, Hull North MP Diana Johnson today questioned the urgency in Whitehall over making it a success.

Speaking in Business Questions to the Leader of the House of Commons, Diana Johnson MP asked: "As a fellow Yorkshire MP, I know the Leader will be aware that's it's a year ago today that Hull was announced as City of Culture for 2017.