THE Government's consultation paper on arts policy has been severely criticised by legislators for failing to provide a visionary future blueprint. The paper left out the two municipal councils, leading to further criticism by legislators. Members of the recreation and culture panel urged the Government to re-draft the whole paper. Independent legislator Ms Christine Loh Kung-wai said the 57-page report failed to envisage the future of local arts development. ''Obviously there are problems which need to be faced squarely but are not mentioned in the report,'' said Co-operative Resources Centre legislator Mrs Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee. Other legislators who were also members of the two municipal councils said the paper should have mentioned the performances of the Urban Council and Regional Council, which were the biggest funding sources of local arts activities. ''Of the total $754 million arts funding last year, the two councils were responsible for $583 million. How can an arts policy review go without the two Councils?'' United Democrats legislator Mr Albert Chan Wai-yip said. Legislators said the paper should be re-drafted in the form of a green paper and be put forward to the public for detailed consultation. Deputy Secretary for Recreation and Culture Mr Paul Leung Sai-wah said whether consultation was necessary would depend on the response of the public. Consultation was scheduled to finish by the end of June and new policies were expected by September. He denied the paper failed to offer a comprehensive policy for future arts development and said the Urban and Regional Councils were deliberately left out as they were administratively independent from the Government.