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Arts Council England: Conditions of Employment

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 374W, on Arts Council England: reorganisation, how much will be spent on (a) early retirement, (b) redundancy payments and (c) increases in pay for staff as part of the restructuring; and if he will make a statement. (306523)

This is a matter for Arts Council England, which operates independently of Government.

I have therefore asked Arts Council England’s chief executive to consider the question raised by the Member for West Bromwich, East and write to him direct.

Copies of the reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Arts Council England on (a) the final severance and (b) pension arrangements for outgoing senior employees of the organisation. (306687)

Final severance and pension arrangements are operational matters for Arts Council England. I have had no such discussions.