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Museums: Finance

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was paid to museums sponsored by his Department in each year since the introduction of free admission in 2007-08 prices. (171783)

The total amounts paid to the 22 museums sponsored by the Department at 2007-08 prices are shown in the table. Free admission for all was introduced in December 2001.

Amount (£ million)

2001-02

287.21

2002-03

305.68

2003-04

309.65

2004-05

308.33

2005-06

313.35

2006-07

328.86

2007-08

340.30