Mr Gummer is preparing a new blueprint for the capital. He began by seeing West End theatre chiefs who want action on a number of issues, including the homeless and worsening public transport, says the paper.
The minister met a 12-strong delegation from the Society of West End Theatres (SWET). It said it was concerned at the lack of an overall parking policy for London, which has resulted in Camden pushing the free parking time back from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, leading to complaints from theatre-goers. Research by SWET found its customers were worried about reliability, cleanliness and security on the London Underground.