HC Deb 18 July 1983 vol 46 c18
28. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the arts when he expects to complete his scrutiny into the finances of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Mr. Waldegrave

My noble Friend expects to receive the report during August and to complete the scrutiny when he has received the comments of the Arts Council and the two companies.

Mr. Atkinson

Can my hon. Friend assure the House that there has been every opportunity for all members of staff of both companies to be interviewed by the scrutiny team, to ensure that any waste, duplication or overmanning has come to light?

Mr. Waldegrave

I shall bring that question to my noble Friend's attention, so that he may check with the scrutiny team and so that I can give my hon. Friend the assurance that he seeks.