HC Deb 21 January 1980 vol 977 cc7-8W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he has any plans to mount a campaign to encourage individuals and companies to supplement public support for the arts; if he will list those measures he has taken, and intends to take, to encourage private sponsorship of the arts; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

There are welcome signs that the business world is taking an increasing interest in sponsoring the arts, and I am taking every opportunity to encourage this. Various financial incentives already exist, including the general tax changes made in my right hon. and learned Friend's budget. I am considering what further measures would be helpful.