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London Film Commission

Volume 264: debated on Monday 23 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will make a statement about the funding of the London Film Commission. [38080]

On Thursday 19 October, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced the offer of a one-off grant of £100,000 to help the London Film Commission meet its set-up costs. The commission has already managed to secure commitments from both private and public sector sources to cover most of its running costs for the next four years, and prospects are good for any gaps in funding commitment to be made good. The commission should soon be ready to open its doors for business. A copy of the relevant DNH news release—No. DNH 188/95—has been deposited in the Library of the House.