HC Deb 23 November 1987 vol 123 c61W
97. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Minister for the Arts what plans he has to support and protect small theatre clubs currently operating without a legally defined status; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Luce

I am aware of the increasing contribution these theatres are making to the overall theatrical picture, in London and elsewhere. I am currently discussing licensing conditions with the Arts Council, and depending on the outcome of these consultations, will determine how best to proceed.