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Arts Expenditure

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much of the increased expenditure alowance in the current year is being spent on the arts; and in what specific areas this money will be spent.

The public expenditure White Paper, Cmnd. 7439, shows that expenditure on the arts in the current year is planned to increase by 13 per cent. in real terms over 1977–78. The benefits from this increase are widely distributed throughout the institutions and services covered by this expenditure.