HC Deb 15 December 1980 vol 996 cc4-5W
24. Sir David Price

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will consider taking new measures to provide young persons with greater opportunities to pursue careers in arts and crafts.

Mr. Macfarlane

I am always interested in providing opportunities for young people to pursue careers in the arts and crafts. Initial training is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science, but both the Arts and the Crafts Councils have bursary schemes that are available to young people to enable them to undertake in-career training.

The grants I have proposed for the Arts and Crafts Councils next year should enable them to continue these and to maintain the level of support for the arts and the crafts generally in ways which provide employment opportunities for young people.

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