HC Deb 05 March 1959 vol 601 c59W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Education whether, in view of the fact that a number of our most skilful young painters and sculptors experience the greatest difficulty in completing their studies due to lack of income, he will use the resources of his Department to encourage the leading art schools of the country to hold annually an exhibition of the work of their last-year students which could be sold, and so enable students to complete their studies without undue privation.

Sir E. Boyle

Art students are eligible for awards from local education authorities. My right hon. Friend has no evidence that students receiving such awards are failing to complete their studies for lack of means. Many art schools regularly arrange exhibitions which serve to bring students' work to the notice of potential patrons and prospective employers. It is for authorities of art schools to decide whether to adopt the practice suggested by my hon. Friend.