§ 83. Dr. Blackburn
To ask the Minister for the Arts what representations he has received about his decision to increase funding for the Arts Council in 1988–89.
§ Mr. Luce
I have been gratified to receive a large number of letters from arts bodies, artists and members of the public, expressing their appreciation, not only of the increase in the grant for 1988–89 and the two succeeding years, but of the encouragement I have been able to give to arts bodies which are trying to broaden their funding base.
§ 84. Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Minister for the Arts when he next intends to meet the chairman of the Arts Council to discuss levels of funding.