§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
asked the Minister for the Arts what representations he has received about charitable funding of the arts through payroll giving.
§ Mr. Luce
A number of organisations have expressed their interest in establishing how the arts can benefit from payroll giving. The draft regulations have just been published by the Inland Revenue. My office is now working on an explanatory leaflet which will encourage arts bodies to identify ways in which they can use the new arrangements. I hope that this leaflet will stimulate substantial participation in payroll schemes.