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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. »

- Charlotte Higgins

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