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Arts Council

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether, in assessing the grant to the Arts Council for the forthcoming year, he will take account of the special needs of regional bodies such as North West Arts, both for adequate provision and early notification of grant level; and if he will make a statement.

Yes. I hope before long to be able to announce the Arts Council grant-in-aid for 1980–81.

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what amount was paid by the Arts Council to North West Arts for 1979–80; and on what date it was informed of its grant from the Arts Council.

The grant offered for 1979–80 was £466,000 and this was notified to North West Arts as a planning figure in January 1979. This offer has subsequently been supplemented.