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The Public

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been paid by the Arts Council to the consultant Paul Lamb in connection with his work for the arts organisation The Public in West Bromwich in each of the last 10 years. (69133)

The information requested in this question is commercial-in-confidence and as The Public is currently in administration, it would not be appropriate to release it at this time.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Arts Council paid the consultant Gary Jones to examine the management structure of the arts organisation the Public in West Bromwich; and if he will list other projects he has assessed for the Arts Council. (70244)

The information requested in the first part of this question is commercially sensitive and as The Public is currently in administration, it would not be appropriate to release it at this time.

Gary Jones’ company, Blackbushe, has received direct payments from Arts Council England for work on three projects since January 2004. These are for work on the Derby Playhouse (January 2004), the Ocean Music Trust (October 2004) and The Public (March 2005).