§ 27. Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to reply to the report of the Education, Science and Arts Committee in relation to public and private funding of the arts.
§ Mr. Channon
As I told my hon. Friend the Member for Staffordshire, South-West (Mr. Cormack) on 5 November, the Government will consider very carefully the important report by the Select Committee on public and private funding for the arts. The report raises far-reaching issues and the Government will wish to consult widely before giving a full and considered reply. I anticipate that the reply is likely to be available during the spring of 1983.