§ 26. Mr. Murphy
asked the Minister for the Arts what is the proposed level of funding for the Eastern region arts association for 1986–87; and what percentage change this represents since 1979.
§ Mr. Murphy
I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. Does he recognise that since this Government came to power the increase in real terms in the eastern area has been 50 per cent.? Does he agree that that gives the lie to Opposition claims about lack of commitment by this Government to the arts?