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Arts Council (Opera Expenditure)

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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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:

OperaAllocation of grant 1985–86
English Bach Festival Trust30,000
Handel Opera Society Limited47,500
Opera North Limited2,181,700
Regional Opera Trust Ltd. (Kent Opera)715,000


Allocation of grant 1985–86


Scottish Opera Limited220,000
Welsh National Opera2,260,000
Glyndeboume Productions Limited320,000
Opera 80 Limited200,000
Other Opera120,000

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.