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Arts: Finance

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much local authorities spent on (a) arts organisations and (b) other arts related activities in each year since 1997. (137498)

The Government do not collect information on local authority spending on arts organisations and arts related activities specifically. The Communities and Local Government Revenue Outturn returns show the following information for England.

£

Arts development and support

Theatre and public entertainment

Arts development support theatres and public entertainment

Arts activities and facilities

Total

2005-06

118,496

142,604

261,100

2004-05

121,042

105,896

226,938

2003-04

224,616

224,616

2002-03

188,933

188,933

2001-02

187,072

187,072

2000-01

174,483

174,483

1999-2000

141,525

141,525

1998-99

89,413

89,413

1997-98