HC Deb 15 April 1991 vol 189 c8W
33. Mr. Hind

To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will make a statement on the level of public subsidy granted to the Royal Liverpool philharmonic orchestra.

Mr. Renton

I am pleased that it was possible for the Arts Council to increase its grant to the orchestra this year by 17 per cent., including an enhancement fund award of £100,000. I was delighted to attend the launch of the Royal Liverpool philharmonic orchestra's appeal in Liverpool on 18 January this year.