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Museums: Grants

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which military museums the Department makes grants; and how much the grant for each was in each year since 1997. (196600)

The information is as follows:

Grant in aid

£ million

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-081

Royal Naval Museum

0.62

0.82

0.75

0.83

0.94

0.88

0.88

0.96

1.14

1.03

0.90

0.87

Fleet Air Arm Museum

0.40

0.42

0.56

0.5

0.51

0.53

0.53

0.55

0.56

0.58

0.59

0.61

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

0.28

0.32

0.37

0.53

0.44

0.49

0.49

0.51

0.65

0.55

0.56

0.58

Royal Marines Museum

0.51

0.59

0.66

0.58

0.62

0.66

0.65

0.69

0.70

0.78

0.74

0.77

National Army Museum

3.40

3.49

3.33

4.13

4.21

4.77

4.86

5.52

5.24

4.95

5.37

5.50

Royal Air Force Museum

3.14

4.06

4.98

3.8

4.82

5.99

6.06

6.81

7.03

7.10

6.77

7.02

1 Estimate

In addition there are a number of regimental museums which have their costs paid direct by the Department.