§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
asked the Sectary of State for Wales what was the allocation by central Government to the Welsh Arts Council in 1973–74 and 1974–75.
§ Mr. Hugh Jenkins
I have been asked to reply.
The Government make a grant to the Arts Council of Great Britain and it is for them, as I have already explained to my hon. Friend the Member for Wolver-hampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) on 17th March, to decide what allocations to make from this total. The Arts Council of Great Britain allocated £1,557,930 in 1973–74 and £1,898,650 in 1974 –75 to the Welsh Arts Council.183W