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Arts: Public Expenditure

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total public expenditure on the arts in (a) England and (b) Bassetlaw was in 2007. (187268)

[holding answer 20 February 2008]: My Department expects to provide £422.2 million grant in aid for Arts Council England in 2007-08, following parliamentary approval of the spring supplementary estimate. Final outturn figures will be available in June 2008. Projected lottery income to Arts Council England (including investment income) in 2007-08 is £146 million. Final lottery figures will be available in mid April.

Bassetlaw received £13,716 in lottery funding between April 2007 and January 2008.