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Arts: Finance

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to his answer to the hon. Member for South-West Surrey (Mr. Hunt) of 23 October 2007, Official Report, columns 204-06W, on arts: finance, how the total figures allocated for spending on (a) the arts and (b) heritage by his Department are calculated. (171784)

The figures provided in answer to the hon. Member for South-West Surrey’s (Mr. Hunt) parliamentary question were extracted from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Audited Appropriation Accounts and Resource Accounts for the years in question. Using the Voted Parliamentary Estimate lines we consolidated the data under the specific headings and then adjusted them to 2007-08 prices using the GDP deflators provided by HM Treasury.