asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts if, pursuant to the answer of 2 April regarding expenditure by the Arts Council on opera in the English regions in 1985–86, he will list the companies, performances and other recipients of such Arts Council funds in that period; and if he will make a statement.
The list is as follows:
|Opera||Allocation of grant 1985–86|
|English Bach Festival Trust||30,000|
|Handel Opera Society Limited||47,500|
|Opera North Limited||2,181,700|
|Regional Opera Trust Ltd. (Kent Opera)||715,000|
Allocation of grant 1985–86
|Scottish Opera Limited||220,000|
|Welsh National Opera||2,260,000|
|Glyndeboume Productions Limited||320,000|
|Opera 80 Limited||200,000|
My right hon. and noble Friend is satisfied that the allocations listed will enable these companies to continue to provide opera of a high standard to the regions.