HC Deb 01 August 1980 vol 989 c854W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will consider making a special grant, to be paid through the Arts Council, to meet the Royal Academy's recurring financial problems.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

This a matter for the Arts Council to consider, bearing in mind its own priorities and the current financial situation of the Royal Academy. I do not have any additional funds to put at the Arts Council's disposal.