HC Deb 17 January 1968 vol 756 cc631-2W
Mrs. Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the expenditure on the administration of the Arts Council in Scotland and England, respectively, for the current year to the last convenient date; and how much other expenditure on the arts was authorised by his Department in Scotland and England, respectively.

Miss Jennie Lee:

The total grant to the Arts Council for 1967–68 is £7,200,000 which has been allocated by the Council as follows:—

England 5,840,000
Scotland 630,000
Wales 430,000
Housing the Arts (for England,Scotland and Wales) 300,000

Administration costs are estimated at £355,380 (England—£250,000; Scotland —£67,500; Wales—£37,880). Actual expenditure on administration between 1st April and 31st December, 1967, amounted to £157,000 in England and £33,000 in Scotland.

tificate of Education "O" level and "A" level courses in colleges of further education in 1966–67, and in each of the five previous years.

Mr. Gordon Walker:

The available information is set out in the following table: