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Cultural Heritage

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 143679, tabled on 21 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with the devolved Administrations to promote and enhance access to historical and heritage assets across the UK.

Answered on

30 March 2022

The UK Government is committed to promoting and enhancing access to historical and heritage assets across the UK. My Department has regular discussions at an official and ministerial level with the devolved administrations and other bodies and organisations across the UK about heritage matters.

In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, heritage policy is devolved however the DA’s work closely with the UK Government on matters of mutual interest and on international issues relating to heritage. We work closely with the devolved administrations on stewardship of our UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the recent addition of Gracehill Moravian Church in County Antrim to the UK's tentative list.