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Cultural Services Improvement Unit: Finance

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding (a) his Department, (b) the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, (c) English Heritage, (d) the Arts Council and (e) Sport England provided for the Cultural Services Improvement Unit at the Improvement and Development Agency in each of the last three years; and what plans there are for continuation of funding from each body in the next three financial years. (191372)

The Department and its NDPBs are currently reviewing their work programmes and have yet to agree the level of funding they will provide to the Improvement and Development Agency in future.

The total funding provided by the Department and its NDPBs to the Cultural Services Improvement Unit at the Improvement and Development Agency over the last three years is £830,000. A full breakdown of this follows:

£

Funder

2005-06 year 1

2006-07 year 2

2007-08 year 3

DCMS

20,000

20,000

20,000

Sport England

85,000

85,000

85,000

Arts Council England

50,000

50,000

90,000

Museums Libraries and Archives Council

80,000

80,000

120,000

English Heritage

15,000

15,000

15,000

Total

250,000

250,000

330,000