§ 34. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will appoint a committee to inquire into the state of the living theatre in Scotland, with a view to determining the extent to which its maintenance should be assisted from public funds.
§ Mr. Thomson
Is the Joint Under-Secretary aware that a thriving repertory movement throughout Scotland is very important to the vitality of our national culture? Is he aware that in Dundee we are doing our best to keep the repertory theatre alive and under our own control? Would he talk to the Scottish Committee of the Arts Council to see if it could make a special grant to enable us to do so?
§ Mr. Macpherson
My right hon. Friend has every sympathy with the repertory movement in Scotland. The Scottish Committee of the Arts Council has this problem of theatres very much in mind.