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Arts Council England: Pensions

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the pension arrangements are for (a) senior staff and (b) other employees of Arts Council England; and if he will make a statement. (306827)

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

I have therefore asked Arts Council England's chief executive to write to the Member for West Bromwich, East directly.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will meet the Chief Executive of Arts Council England to discuss the organisation's pension fund deficit. (306828)

Ministers meet with Arts Council England representatives on a regular basis to discuss a range of issues. However, issues such as pay and pensions are operational matters for Arts Council England.