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Arts Council

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Arts Council England in each year since 1997. (102465)

The number of full-time equivalent staff was:

Total

1996-97

206

1997-98

273

1998-99

279

1999-2000

201

2000-01

200

2001-02

690

2002-03

698

2003-04

707

2004-05

816

2005-06

853

The rise in 2001-02 reflects the merger of the 10 regional arts boards into a single organisation.