HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 cc98-9W
50. Mr. Buchanan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much Government financial commitment has been entered into for Drama in Scotland for the year ended 1968 and to the nearest available date; and, in respect of this, how much went to Perth and Pitlochry, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Mr. Ross

The Scottish Arts Council made recurrent grants totalling £237,123 in 1967–68 and £212,673 in 1968–69 for Drama. Of these sums, respectively, £49,874 and £17,750 went to Perth; £20,679 and £23,100 to Pitlochry; £58,169 and £65,073 to Glasgow; £66,278 and £65,218 to Edinburgh; and £26,125 and £28,078 to Dundee. Drama also benefits from the Council's grants under the Housing and Arts Fund.

In addition, I made grants of £7,600 in 1967–68 and 1968–69 to the Scottish Community Drama Association.