'The provisions in the Greater London Bill for Londons world-renowned cultural heritage is a victory of bureaucracy over London democracy. Professionals and experts in the fields of culture, media and sports should have a greater role in advising the mayor on his strategy.'
The government's plans make the Cultural Strategy Group (CSG) merely a discussion group within a talking shop. This adds to the myriad of bureaucratic committees involved in the administration of cultural activities in London. These plans will allow the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to dominate London-based culture through their bizarre and unintelligible funding. Mr Ottaway added: