HC Deb 28 July 1989 vol 157 cc1108-9W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the grants given by his Department in 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89 and 1989–90, in 1989 prices to(a) the National Youth Orchestra, (b) the National Youth Theatre, (c) the National Youth Choir, (d) the National Youth Dance Trust and (e) any other national youth arts organisations; and what plans there are for the continued funding of these organisations.

Mr. Alan Howarth

The table shows the maximum level of funding, at 1989 prices, made available by the Department of Education and Science to seven national youth arts organisations 1984–88 to 1989–80.

current grant memorandum for grants to national voluntary youth organisations issued in April this year. I have placed a copy of this Memorandum in the Libraries of both Houses. The level of any grant to these bodies will depend on the Department's assessment of their programmes of work proposed for DES funding in 1990–91 within the overall funding available for the purpose.

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