Music and the Arts (Council).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 1942.

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Photo of Sir James Henderson-Stewart Sir James Henderson-Stewart , Fife Eastern

asked the President of the Board of Education what part the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts play in the actual education of children and teachers in English schools?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

The Exchequer grant was made specifically for the benefit of the adult civilian population. A special point is made of letting teachers know of concerts, plays and art exhibitions arranged by the Council in their district. Parties of children attend art exhibitions and, where possible, public performances of appropriate programmes. They sometimes hear rehearsals of these performances.