HC Deb 15 June 1981 vol 6 c273W
22. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will estimate the number of theatres in London which are now closed; and if he will take steps to enable them to reopen.

Mr. Channon

I am told by the Society of West End Theatre Managers that there are some 40 theatres open and presenting shows in London's West End. The position changes a little from day-to-day, but the total has remained fairly stable over at least 10 years or so.