Why won't Maria Miller tell us who she's met in the arts?

The refusal of the Dcms to come clean about who the culture secretary has met and what she's done in the arts is baffling

Danny Boyle set off a bit of a stooshie a couple of weeks ago when he expressed frustration that the culture secretary, Maria Miller, had met neither Nicholas Hytner, the director of the National Theatre, nor any of the 20-odd directors of regional theatres who were assembled to discuss their fears for the future.

That day I asked Maria Miller's office to respond to Boyle's comments, and this is what I received from the Dcms press office:

"Maria Miller is a keen supporter of the arts and heritage, and has been all her life. Since becoming Culture Secretary two months ago she has attended a variety of performances, met a number of the people working in the sector, and had a wide range of discussions on key issues.
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