§ 56. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that the tour of the New Philharmonia Orchestra in July and August to South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Long Island is fully covered financially.
§ Mr. Padley
The British Council has given the orchestra a guarantee against loss up to £15,000. It is hoped that this will enable the orchestra to carry out its tour.