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Museums and Galleries: Finance

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on national and regional museums and galleries in each of the last five years. (165803)

[holding answer 19 November 2007]: Funding in each of the last five years from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for National and Regional Museums and Galleries is set out in the following table.

£ million

Museums

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Total grant in aid to DCMS sponsored museums and galleries1

268.1

279.45

285.95

296.7

320.06

Total grant in aid to the Museums Libraries and Archives Council for the Renaissance in the Regions programme

10.0

11.2

21.0

30.0

32.0

1 Comprises grant-in-aid to the 22 sponsored museums