HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 cc21-2W
65. Mr. John Greenway

To ask the Minister for the Arts what are the criteria for the distribution by the Arts Council of money set aside for touring companies.

Mr. Luce

The criteria for touring companies are similar to those for all arts companies. They take into account the company's artistic performance and standards, its strategic role and the quality of its management. The Arts Council is making a particular effort to expand regional touring over the next three years and I have made increased funds available for the purpose.