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Arts: Local Government Finance

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much local authority funding was provided for the arts in England in each year since 1980. (246419)

The Department for Communities and Local Government collects data on revenue and capital expenditure by local authorities. Expenditure on the arts by local authorities is only available on a consistent basis since 2004-05. The net current expenditure for ‘arts development and support’ is set out in the following table.

Net current expenditure (£ million)

2004-05

121

2005-06

118

2006-07

118

2007-08

120