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Arts Council of England: Finance

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of (a) grant in aid and (b) lottery income provided to the Arts Council regional bodies was spent on administration in each region of England in the last 12 months. (200427)

The latest figures available from Arts Council England (ACE) are for 2006-07. These are shown in the table.

AdminArts

GIA

Lottery

Total

GIA

Lottery

Total

Percentage

East

2,453,310

574,610

3,027,920

14,723,025

3,539,146

18,262,171

16.58

East Midlands

2,195,138

649,494

2,844,631

15,708,489

3,643,454

19,351,943

14.70

London

5,533,958

1,937,742

7,471,700

173,876,453

13,176,675

187,053,128

3.99

National Office

6,455,843

12,652,590

19,108,433

27,543,123

80,939,847

108,482,970

17.61

North East

2,103,683

494,829

2,598,512

20,973,024

3,185,877

24,158,901

10.76

North West

2,805,189

1,107,292

3,912,481

30,059,930

7,872,599

37,932,529

10.31

South East

3,010,301

1,013,781

4,024,082

19,018,631

6,807,656

25,826,287

15.58

South West

2,461,112

97,463

2,558,575

21,447,540

428,176

21,875,716

11.70

West Midlands

2,284,194

1,081,701

3,365,894

49,046,548

7,204,750

56,251,298

5.98

Yorkshire

2,163,743

319,899

2,483,642

31,483,897

1,853,286

33,337,183

7.45

Total

31,466,470

19,929,401

51,395,871

403,880,659

128,651,466

532,532,125

ACE's administrative functions also include arts development, partnerships with local authorities, and support for regularly funded organisations. 'GIA Arts' or 'Lottery Arts' in the table means all non-administrative expenditure.

ACE continues to reduce its administrative costs through a programme of reform and improvement. The reorganisation in 2002 delivered annual efficiency savings of £7 million. The 2006 review of ACE's national office will deliver further savings of £1.8 million each year. In 2007, ACE also conducted a review of support services, which will reduce annual administrative costs by a further £800,000.