Arts Funding, Scotland

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th January 1991.

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Photo of Dr John Blackburn Dr John Blackburn , Dudley West 12:00 am, 28th January 1991

Will my right hon. Friend, particularly in the context of these questions, reflect on a most important issue? I refer to the rolling programme of funding that was introduced by his predecessor, which received the full acclamation of the arts world. I hope that my right hon. Friend shares my view that ministerial intervention in the funding of the arts would be quite wrong, particularly in Scotland.