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Grants Policy

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts whether, in considering applications for grants, the Arts Council seeks information about the annual running costs of individual theatres or other bodies; and if he will make a statement.

The Arts Council seeks detailed information about the financial efficiency of funded bodies, as well as evaluating their artistic standards.

£ million
Acceptances in lieu1980–811981–821982–831983–841984–85
Initial Vote Estimate2·2000·9722·0002·0004·000
Revised Estimate*2·017† 1·597† 2·1712·0004·000
AIL expenditure0·3221·5352·1710·8154·000
Unspent balance1·6950·0621·185
At the end of the financial year any unspent balance on the AIL Vote is transferred by administrative arrangement to the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

* The sum of £183,000 was transferred to the Welsh Office.

† Intra vote transfers:

1981–82: +£625,000

1982–83: +£171,000