§ 15. Charlotte Atkins
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures he is taking to assist regional theatres in attracting young audiences. 65W
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The Arts Council's Theatre Review will address the ways in which regional theatres can meet the needs of young people. Despite the recent misinformation in the press, classic texts are currently and will continue to be one of the most important ways of meeting the needs of young people.
§ 19. Helen Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what advice the Arts Council's theatre review has issued to regional theatres about the use of classic texts. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
The Arts Council's theatre review is about ensuring the best possible access to the best possible theatre across the country. Classic texts are currently, and will continue to be, one of the most important strands of programming by regional theatres and especially popular with young people. Reports in the press suggesting that the ACE wants to downgrade classic theatre, or only favour lasers, acrobats or video technology, have absolutely no foundation in fact.