§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is his policy on the participation of orchestras in educational activities; what studies have been made into this subject; and what recent meetings have been held to consider it.
§ Mr. St John-Stevas
The Arts Council is considering what contribution can be made, within existing resources, by professional subsidised orchestras towards education both within and outside schools. The present position in schools is briefly summarised in a discussion document, " Professional Arts and Schools " prepared by the council's education liaison officer, available on request. The Arts Council held a meeting on 15 May with representatives from the orchestras and educationists to discuss the subject.