HC Deb 21 July 1966 vol 732 c857
27. Mr. Scott

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make it a condition of grants to the Arts Council for next year that the Council earmark a sum of money to support the children's theatre.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Education and Science (Miss Jennie Lee)

I share the hon. Member's concern for children's theatre, and welcome the fact that the Arts Council has out of the current year's allocation already offered grants towards three of our children's theatres, the Theatre Centre, the Unicorn Theatre and the Westminister Children's Theatre. The whole question of financial support for such enterprises in the future is now being examined.