HC Deb 02 June 1960 vol 624 c147W
22. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will increase his grant to the Arts Council so as to meet the widespread complaints from the provinces regarding subsidies to orchestras.

Mr. Barber

No. The Arts Council's provision for symphony orchestras this year is £130,500, an increase of about £40,000 over last year.