HC Deb 04 December 1951 vol 494 c211W
57. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the unsatisfactory nature of recent purchases by the Arts Council and the need for limiting the discretion of that body in making such purchases at the public expense, he will reconsider the terms of the grant in aid to the Council.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. I do not think we should limit, or seem to limit, the discretion of the Arts Council in a matter of this kind.