§ 32. Mr. Silvester
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement about future plans for the appearance of opera and ballet companies in Manchester.
§ 35. Mr. McNally
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received concerning the failure of the Royal Opera to honour its commitment to visit the Palace theatre, Greater Manchester in 1983.
§ Mr. Channon
I have received a number of letters from hon. Members, and from the Greater Manchester council, about the difficulties that have arisen over the planned visit of the Royal Opera to Manchester next year. I understand that discussions are going on between the various parties concerned, and I am optimistic that a way will be found of financing the visit.