HC Deb 20 December 1982 vol 34 c667
28. Mr. Brinton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will pay an official visit to the National Film School.

Mr. Channon

Yes, Sir. I have already paid one visit to the National Film School and would be delighted to do so again.

Mr. Brinton

I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. Has he yet had time to consider the recent report of the Select Committee on Education, Science and the Arts on the future of the film industry? Does he agree that as the majority of the graduates from the National Film School go to work in television we should now be looking for a greater contribution from television for the financing of the school?

Mr. Channon

I have studied the recent Select Committee report on many aspects of the arts. The Government will make a considered reply to it in the spring. With regard to my hon. Friend's specific point, that is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary but I shall ensure that he is aware of my hon. Friend's view on this topic.