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CBA responds to consultation on Government's Culture White Paper

The Council for British Archaeology has submitted a response to the Department of Culture, Media, and Sport, outlining its vision for archaeology and heritage in a vibrant and joined-up culture sector.

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The White Paper is not intended to lead directly to legislation, but does provide the opportunity to discuss current challenges and develop a plan for better working between the government, the sector, and the general public. The Government had invited public comments via an online discussion platform, and had sought views on four themes: Places, people, building financial resilience of cultural institutions, and working with cultural institutions to promote Britain abroad.

CBA Director Mike Heyworth said:

"The Culture White Paper has the potential to be a positive, high level, statement on how Government perceives the value of culture and heritage to our society. We hope that it will provide a strong indication that the Government is committed to tackling current issues and outline a plan for how we should protect and enhance culture and heritage in the context of the challenges of public spending reform."

The results of the consultation will be expected in February 2016.

The CBA's full response can be read below: 

CBA letter to Ed Vaizey (1.3M, .PDF)
Our formal response to Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, regarding the Culture White Paper

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