Soviet Union (Ministerial Visit)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th July 1988.

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Photo of Mr Harry Greenway Mr Harry Greenway , Ealing North 12:00 am, 4th July 1988

Did my right hon. Friend investigate the funding of the arts in the Soviet Union? Am I right in thinking that while it has high subsidies for the arts, there are comparatively low wages, whereas the position here is the reverse? Which does my right hon. Friend prefer?