Arts in Wales (Report)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th February 1966.

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Photo of Mr James Jones Mr James Jones , Wrexham 12:00 am, 24th February 1966

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has received the Council for Wales' Report on the Arts in Wales; and when he will publish it.

Photo of Mr Goronwy Roberts Mr Goronwy Roberts , Caernarvon

Yes, Sir; and my right hon. Friend is arranging for it to be published next month.

Photo of Mr James Jones Mr James Jones , Wrexham

I thank my hon. Friend for the decision to publish the Report, which we look forward to reading. Can he say whether it includes recommendations to encourage local drama and music societies in the Principality?

Photo of Mr Goronwy Roberts Mr Goronwy Roberts , Caernarvon

I cannot anticipate publication of the Report, but I think it is generally known that the inquiry extended to the need to encourage in every way local and regional artistic and cultural activity. I think that my hon. Friend's point is well taken.