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Film Industry (Financial Support)

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if she will publish details of the total financial support for the film industry during each of the last three years for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. [38134]

My Department's total expenditure on film over the past three years is as follows:

  • 1993–94: £24.34 million (out-turn)
  • 1994–95: £26.16 million (out-turn)
  • 1995–96: £26.07 million (planned expenditure)
Funds are provided to two non-departmental public bodies, the British Film Institute and the National Film and Television School; three private-sector companies: British Screen Finance, the European Co-production Fund and the British Film Commission, and a number of European initiatives.