§ Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will now answer questions relating to the particular allocation of grants by the Arts Council.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
No. My noble Friend and I are aware that disquiet has been expressed over certain manifestations of contemporary art. It is for the Arts Council to decide how to deal with this problem. The Arts Council regularly reviews the results of these developments and decides whether they can have its continued support, and public opinion must be one of the factors the council bears in mind.