HC Deb 04 July 1933 vol 280 c157

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many art union drawings were authorised by his Department during 1932; in how many cases sanction for such drawings was revoked for improper use; and whether, in view of the existing difficulties with which artists and art clubs are faced, he will consider the desirability of drawing attention to the facilities which exist under the Art Unions Act, 1846?


Art Unions sanctioned by the Board of Trade conducted 24 drawings during 1932. No sanctions were revoked during this period. I regret that I am unable to take any steps in the direction suggested in the last part of the question.