§ 66. Mr. Strauss
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what discussions he has had with the Greater London Council over the financial provisions for the building of the new National Theatre; and whether agreement has now been reached.
§ Miss Jennie Lee
The position of the Government remains unchanged. They are prepared to share the cost of the National Theatre equally with the Greater London Council, subject to a maximum contribution, related to costs at tender stage, of £3¾ million. The South Bank Theatre Board received the detailed plans and estimates from the architects earlier this month and these are now being studied by my Department and the Council.