HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c23W
Mr. Butler

To ask the Minister for the Arts what discussions he has had with the Arts Council with regard to the funding of ethnic arts within London and the appointment of black directors to arts bodies; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Luce

I discuss funding matters with the chairman and secretary general on a regular basis. Employment practices, the composition of boards of directors, and the application of the council's equal opportunities policies are among the council's criteria for the assessment of its clients.