Classical Music - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:27 am on 7 December 2023.

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Photo of The Earl of Clancarty The Earl of Clancarty Crossbench 11:27, 7 December 2023

My Lords, many of us will no doubt have had recent listening experiences which give us hope that there is a future for classical music in this country. But will the Minister accept that this excellence does not describe the wider narrative of declining educational opportunities and funding cuts, which have led inevitably to a necessarily costlier art form being under considerable threat wherever it is located? Among numerous concerns, can a way can be found to retain orchestra tax relief claims on EEA expenditure as, on top of Brexit, this may otherwise prove disastrous for touring in Europe?