HC Deb 06 February 1969 vol 777 cc141-2W
41. Captain W. Elliot

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science of the £7,200,000 grant-in-aid to the Arts Council in the year 1966–67, how much was used to encourage young British conductors and musicians.

Miss Jennie Lee

Almost all of the £3.7 million spent on music will have helped British musicians by providing employment and encouragement. Except to a very small extent, the proportion spent on young musicians cannot be isolated. Most of the £20,000 spent on awards to individual musicians went to young artists. Other examples of direct help for young musicians by the Arts Council are its grants of £71,293 to the London Opera Centre, £20,000 to the National Youth Orchestra and £5,000 to the Yehudi Menuhin School.