HC Deb 16 January 1989 vol 145 c76W
122. Mr. John Greenway

To ask the Minister for the Arts what increases in private and corporate funds for the arts he expects to be generated following his recent arts settlement.

Mr. Luce

I am confident that the substantial and continuing provision of Government support for the arts, and the introduction of schemes of incentive funding, will generate growth in private and corporate funding for the arts activities which I sponsor. I welcome the Arts Council's initiative in its recently published five-year plan, to set targets for the private sector support which it seeks to encourage.

123. Mr. Jessel

to ask the Minister of the Arts if he will make a statement on Government support for the arts.

Mr. Luce

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend for Warrington, South (Mr. Butler) on 3 November at column 705.