HC Deb 25 February 1960 vol 618 cc562-3
22. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to announce increased financial support for the arts.

Sir E. Boyle

I must ask my hon. Friend to await the publication of the 1960–61 Estimates.

Dame Irene Ward

Will my hon. Friend give an assurance that when the money is forthcoming it will be channelled through the Ministry of Education until such time as the Arts Council ceases to buttress its London capital at the expense of the provinces?

Sir E. Boyle

I certainly cannot give any such assurance to the hon. Lady.

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