HC Deb 30 January 1969 vol 776 c1515
31. Mr. Channon

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made, with the assistance of his Department, with the formation of an East Anglian Regional Arts Association.

Miss Jennie Lee

Two meetings were arranged by interested parties at Bury St. Edmunds in 1967 to discuss the formation of an association, and some questions raised were examined in 1968 by chief officers of county and borough councils. In consultation with my Department, the Arts Council hopes to convene a meeting this summer to see whether there is sufficient support to enable an association to be launched next year.