§ Mr. William Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the per capita grant for the arts in Wales and England, respectively, for the last financial year.
§ Miss Jennie Lee
The Arts Council's expenditure in Wales in 1968–69 amounted to 3s. 6d. per head compared with 2s. 10d. in England. If administrative costs and grants to the Royal Opera House, the National Theatre, Sadlers Wells Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company are excluded, the English figure is reduced to Is. 10d.