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Regional Arts Councils: Manpower

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many people were employed by each regional arts council in 2007-08; (224167)

(2) how many people were employed by the regional arts boards of the Arts Council in 1997-08;

(3) how many people were employed by Arts Council England (a) nationally and (b) regionally in (i) 1997-08 and (ii) 2007-08.

The information requested has been provided by Arts Council England (ACE) and is set out in the table. In order to interpret the data in the table, it is important to realise that in 1997-98, the Arts Council of England and the 10 Regional Arts Boards were separate organisations, whereas in 2007-08, ACE compromised a national office and nine regional offices.

Heads

Core/specific project

Organisation

1997-98

2007-08

Grand total

1997-98

2007-08

Core

Arts Council—National Office

157

157

Arts Council of England

215.5

215.5

215.5

157

East

40

40

East Midlands

43

43

East Midlands Arts Board

37

37

Eastern Arts Board

43

43

London

49

95

144

North East

34

34

North West

54

54

North West Arts

45

45

Northern Arts

38

38

South East

43

43

South East Arts

30

30

South West

48

48

South West Arts

29

29

Southern Arts

34

34

West Midlands

48

48

West Midlands Arts

39

39

Yorkshire

40

39

79

384

444

Core total

599.5

601

1,200.5

599.5

601

Specific project

Arts Council—National Office

52

52

52

East

8

8

East Midlands

15

15

London

15

15

North East

18

18

North West

15

15

South East

24

24

South West

13

13

South West Arts

5

5

West Midlands

11

11

Yorkshire

11

11

5

130

Specific project total

5

182

187

5

182

Grand total

604.5

783

1387.5

604.5

783

Less Creative Partnerships

142

Core activities and non-CP projects

604.5

641