HC Deb 30 April 1931 vol 251 cc1805-6
45. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

asked the Prime Minister if he will state when an opportunity for discussion on the proposed subsidy to grand opera will be provided?


asked the Prime Minister if he can now state when it is proposed to take the Estimate for the subsidy to grand opera?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

I would refer the hon. Members to the reply which I gave on 16th April in answer to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for North Islington (Mr. R. S. Young).

Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that many hon. Members wish to discuss, and vote against, this waste of money, and will he not give a definite date fairly soon for a discussion?


I gave information in answering a question as to how the discussion should take place and when it would be right for it to take place.