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Culture: Coventry

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps the Government has taken to promote cultural activities in Coventry. (242639)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: Arts Council England advises that, in 2007-08, it invested £1,722,974 in Regularly Funded Organisations in Coventry, and £215,463 in Grants for the Arts there.

English Heritage has invested more than £2 million improving the visitor experience at Kenilworth Castle, which annually receives nearly 100,000 visitors and over 12,000 people participating in educational activities.

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is receiving on-going investment from central Government, principally from the Renaissance programme that is managed by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.