§ 10. Mr. Goodhart
asked the Minister of State for Commonwealth Relations what communication he has received regarding a proposal for a Commonwealth Festival of the Arts; and what action he is taking thereon.
§ Mr. R. Thompson
A memorandum about the proposal for a Commonwealth Arts Festival has been provided by the Chairman of the Committee. It has received careful consideration, and is still the subject of correspondence.
§ Mr. Goodhart
Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is much interest in the proposal put forward by Lord Balfour and Mr. Yehudi Menuhin and others? It would be a great pity if the proposal could not go forward because of lack of Government support.
§ Mr. Thompson
There are considerable implications in this, both financial and of co-operation with other Commonwealth Governments interested, but the matter is under active consideration.