HC Deb 20 December 1982 vol 34 cc667-8
29. Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has approved the appointment of the next secretary general of the Arts Council.

Mr. Channon

No appointment has yet been made.

Mr. Greenway

When does my right hon. Friend hope to be able to make an announcement? Does he deplore all the leaks that have taken place following applications for the post?

Mr. Channon

I deplore the leaks, but I have learnt that leaks happen in every walk of life. Alas, they seem to be on the increase rather than the decrease. The announcement of the appointment is entirely for the Arts Council.