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UK Film Council: Funding

Volume 460: debated on Monday 14 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the projected funding allocation is for the UK Film Council in each of the next two financial years. (136717)

For 2007-08, the UKFC will receive £24.11 million of grant in aid funding plus a £1 million capital award to go to the British Film Institute. The level of the grant in aid funding for 2008-09 will be dependent on a decision made in the current Comprehensive Spending Review.

The UK Film Council also receives lottery funding. It is not possible to exactly forecast income from the lottery but, based on current projections for 2007-08, this funding might total around £30 million.

The lottery funding available to the UK Film Council in 2008-09 cannot yet be estimated. It will depend to a significant extent on decisions made following consultation with lottery distributors on how to accommodate the proposed transfer, subject to parliamentary approval, of funds held in the National Lottery Distribution Fund to the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund after 2009.