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Arts Council Resources For European Music Year

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 14 February 1984

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What extra resources they will provide for the Arts Council in 1985, bearing in mind that it is the tercentenary of the births of Handel, Bach and Domenico Scarlatti, and the quatercentenary of the birth of Schutz.

I am confident that an ambitious and imaginative programme of events for European Music Year can be presented within the resources made available for musical activities through the Arts Council, regional arts associations and local authorities, supplemented by box office income and private and corporate sponsorship.