HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c188W
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. [78179]

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.