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Greater London Authority Act 1999

Functions of the GLA

Culture

32.The Act gives the Mayor responsibilities in respect of cultural issues in London including powers to make grants and specific duties in respect of tourism.  It establishes the Cultural Strategy Group for London.  The Cultural Strategy Group will produce a draft culture strategy for the Mayor, who can amend it before publication.  The strategy will set out policies with respect to culture in its widest sense.  The Act does not restrict the content of the culture strategy by reference to specific topics.

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