HC Deb 20 January 1953 vol 510 cc1-2W
24. Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to make financial grants to religious bodies for cultural interests, similar to those given to the youth movements by local authorities, details of which have been sent to him.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am not quite sure what my hon. Friend has in mind. But in the present financial position I cannot hold out hopes of a favourable reply to a proposal for increase of expenditure.