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Culture: Sponsorship

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the long-term potential for corporate sponsorship as a source of funding in the cultural sector. (190711)

[holding answer 29 February 2008]: Corporate sponsorship is a vital element of the overall funding mix for the cultural sector. In 2006-07, business investment in the arts totalled over £170 million. We believe there is considerable scope to enhance that investment in the future, and my Department is working closely with the cultural and business communities to explore how best to do so to their mutual benefit.