§ 59. Mr. MacArthur
asked the Lord Privy Seal what official reports he has received on the recent Arts Exhibition in Moscow, held under the auspices of the British Council; and if it is his intention to hold similar exhibitions in other countries.
§ Mr. Godber
This exhibition was an outstanding success in both Moscow and Leningrad. It was visited by some 370,000 people during the fifty-three days that it was open.
The British Council, which organised the exhibition, regularly organises exhibitions overseas of modern British art. Exhibitions on the scale of that held in the Soviet Union are particularly dependent on generous loans from public and private collections, and can only be mounted infrequently.