§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the appeal for funds to enable the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to carry 941W on its work for at least another season; and whether, in view of the educational work carried out by this and other repertory theatres, he will consider the desirability either of making a grant towards the funds, on the same lines as those grants given to universities, or of reviewing the incidence of the Entertainments Duty upon such theatres?
§ Mr. COOPER
My attention has been drawn to statements in the Press regarding this appeal. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. As regards the last part of the question, the considerations to which my hon. Friend draws attention will br borne in mind when the incidence of the Entertainments Duty is brought under review.