HC Deb 23 May 1950 vol 475 cc1846-7
60. Mr. Linstead

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the recommendations made in paragraphs 36 to 38 of the 19th Report of the Select Committee on Estimates, dealing with the Arts Council of Great Britain; and what action he has taken or is proposing to take on this matter.

Sir S. Cripps

Yes, Sir. The observations of the Treasury on this Report have been furnished to the Committee, and I presume that they are likely to be published shortly.

Mr. Linstead

Can the Chancellor say whether the Government have accepted the general proposal that the Arts Council shall confine their activities to grants and guarantees?

Sir S. Gripps

I think the hon. Member had better wait until he sees what the Treasury answer is.