HC Deb 26 March 1973 vol 853 c242W
Mr. Money

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether any funds are being made available by her Department to assist with the conversion of the Corn Exchange, Ipswich, as a multi-purpose concert hall.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

My right hon. Friend does not dispose of funds directly for the support of particular activities in the arts. The Government encourage the arts mainly through the Arts Council of Great Britain whose housing the arts scheme can provide capital contributions towards the cost of accommodation for artistic purposes. I understand that the council is considering an application for a grant in respect of the Corn Exchange, Ipswich.