§ 30. Mr. Sheerman
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of public support for the arts goes to orchestras.
§ 31. Mr. Pollock
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent by the Arts Council on grants to orchestras in the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The Arts Council's specific allocation to orchestras in 1978 79 was £2.9 million; the corresponding figure for 1979–80 is £3.4 million. But a part of the money allocated to opera and ballet also helps to support orchestras, and grants are given by some local2W authorities. It is, therefore, not possible to give an overall percentage figure.