The Arts

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 February 1960.

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Photo of Miss Irene Ward Miss Irene Ward , Tynemouth 12:00, 25 February 1960

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to announce increased financial support for the arts.

Photo of Sir Edward Boyle Sir Edward Boyle , Birmingham Handsworth

I must ask my hon. Friend to await the publication of the 1960–61 Estimates.

Photo of Miss Irene Ward Miss Irene Ward , Tynemouth

Will my hon. Friend give an assurance that when the money is forthcoming it will be channelled through the Ministry of Education until such time as the Arts Council ceases to buttress its London capital at the expense of the provinces?

Photo of Sir Edward Boyle Sir Edward Boyle , Birmingham Handsworth

I certainly cannot give any such assurance to the hon. Lady.