§ Mr. Fisher
To ask the Minister for the Arts whether he will publish a list of all Arts Council clients that have a current deficit.
§ Mr. Luce
[holding answer 8 March 1990]: The Arts Council advises me that precise information cannot be provided until final end-year figures are available, as the financial position of arts organisations is constantly changing. In the latest survey, 43 of the Arts Council's 140 clients were projecting a deficit. Many of these were small, and most of the arts organisations concerned have put in hand action to remedy them.