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European Capital of Culture: Dundee

Question for Scotland Office

UIN 118349, tabled on 8 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the (a) eligibility of and (b) support for Dundee's bid to be European City of Culture.

Answered on

14 December 2017

I regularly discuss matters of interest to Scotland with Cabinet colleagues and have expressed my support for Dundeeā€™s bid to the DCMS Secretary of State and ministers at every available opportunity.

The UK Government is in discussions with the European Commission about the position it has taken on UK participation and is also in discussions with the five cities that submitted bids to host the European Capital of Culture 2023.

I would be happy to meet with the honourable Member to discuss this in more detail.

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Scotland Office