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Culture: EU Grants and Loans

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value of cultural grants made to UK organisations from the European Union’s Regional Development Fund was in each year since 2000. (211325)

The remit of my Department does not extend beyond England, but the current available figures for cultural grants made to English organisations from the European Union’s Regional Development Fund since 2000 are set out in the following table:

£ million

ERDF

Current spending

Capital gains

Total

2000-01

6.6

22.0

28.8

2001-02

6.0

15.7

21.7

2002-03

7.3

6.5

13.8

2003-04

7.0

11.6

18.6

2004-05

5.1

8.7

13.8

2005-06

5.0

6.0

11.0

2006-071

1.0

7.8

8.8

2007-081

1.0

11.4

12.4

1 Based on spending plans.

Note:

All figures are from the HM Treasury Country and Regional Analysis Data Collection Exercise

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding (a) the Arts Council, (b) Arts Council regional offices, (c) the Museum, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and (d) MLA regional offices received from the EU (i) Structural Funds and (ii) Social Fund in each of the last five years. (211534)

The information requested, provided by the bodies in question, is set out in the following table:

£

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

MLA: EU Structural Funds

MLA

East of England

East Midlands

38,283

94,614

London

North East

North West

South East

South West

West Midlands

500,000

Yorkshire

MLA: EU Social Fund

MLA

East of England

East Midlands

31,554

9,270

London

99,000

North East

30,299

35,031

North West

South East

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire

ACE: EU Structural Funds

Arts Council

East of England

East Midlands

London

North East

805,613

1,569,630

969,743

903,920

945,860

North West

South East

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire

ACE: EU Social Fund

Arts Council

East of England

East Midlands

London

North East

1,210,340

85,433

1,118,139

799,863

568,859

North West

75,000

South East

South West

25,884

196,664

23,865

West Midlands

Yorkshire