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Arts Sponsorship

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what further research his new committee to encourage private sponsorship of the arts is carrying out into the amount of arts sponsorship available.

I am discussing with the committee the possibility of research into the extent of present sponsorship, the market potential and the benefits which firms and arts organisations have derived from sponsorship.

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what consideration has been given to the possibility that recognition of the help to the arts given by business sponsors may be the subject of awards; and if he will make a statement.

The Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts, in co-operation with The Daily Telegraph already makes such awards annually. The scope for development of this idea is under consideration.