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Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, responding to reports that Westminster Council is set to cut its arts commissioning budget, said:

“This is sad and deeply worrying news from Westminster Council.
 
“The cultural institutions in this authority are world renowned and attract visitors from across the world.
 
“If the Council takes this drastic step, it will be a further demonstration of the pressure councils are facing up and down the country from the unfair and disproportionate cuts inflicted by David Cameron”.

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