§ Mr. Peter Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received from composers concerning the abolition of the Performing Rights Society subsidy; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
[holding answer 22 March 1999]: I have received no representations from composers about the Performing Rights Society's decision to phase out its classical music subsidy. I have, however, received three letters from others on this issue.