HC Deb 19 January 1967 vol 739 cc107-8W
67. Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he will reach a decision on the recommendation by the Arts Council that the present subsidy of £93,000 shall be increased in the present year to a subsidy of £250,000 from public funds to be paid to the Royal Shakespeare Company; and if he will give an assurance that consideration has been given to the Government's policy to refrain from increases in expenditure during the period of severe restraint.

Miss Jennie Lee

I have received no such recommendation. The grant to be made is for the Arts Council to determine.