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Arts Council

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the percentage increase in real terms in the grant to the Arts Council in each year since 1968.

The table below sets out the total recurrent and capital grant in aid to the Arts Council for each year since 1968.

Year EndingTotal Grant
31 st March£
19687,200,000
19697,750,000
19708,200,000
19719,300,000
197211,900,000
197313,961,500
197417,388,000
197521,335,000
There is no cost index related specifically to the arts and it is not possible to separate out the respective elements of inflation and growth; but the hon. Member will note that the total grant has nearly tripled over this period.