HC Deb 16 July 1979 vol 970 c359W
Mr. David Price

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proposals he has to encourage the private patronage of the arts.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The changes in personal taxation now being made give scope for a substantial increase in private patronage of the arts. I am encouraging the public bodies concerned with the arts to take full advantage of this opportunity in developing their own policies.