HC Deb 07 November 1988 vol 140 c48W
66. Mr. John Greenway

To ask the Minister for the Arts what action he is taking to promote touring by opera companies throughout the United Kingdom.

Mr. Luce

I allocated 1.5 million in extra funds to the Arts Council in 1988–89 to promote touring in all art forms. The results are already evident, and include an extra seven weeks performance by touring opera companies. I expect this level of performances to be maintained.