§ 36. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
asked the Minister for the Arts which art forms win most business sponsorship incentive scheme awards.
§ The Minister for the Arts (Mr. Richard Luce)
The awards are widely spread, but music has received 33 per cent. of the awards, the theatre 21 per cent. and festivals 11 per cent.
§ Mrs. Bottomley
Although I welcome the fact that music and the theatre have taken advantage of the BSIS, does my right hon. Friend agree that more could be done to encourage local festivals to use this successful scheme, which brings money into the arts through sponsorship?