HL Deb 04 November 1993 vol 549 c140WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will fulfil their manifesto promise to support the arts by substantially increasing their present grant to the Arts Council in the coming year.

Baroness Trumpington

The Government's commitment to the arts is demonstrated by the increase of over 18 per cent. in real terms in the Arts Council's grant-in-aid over the last four years. Since this Government took office in 1979 the Arts Council's grant has increased by 45 per cent. in real terms.