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Arts: Finance

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) public money and (b) lottery money has been spent per capita on arts services in each (i) region and (ii) local authority area in each of the last five years. (248320)

The information is not available in the form requested. However, public money includes lottery money and, based on information from Arts Council England and population estimates (source: Office for National Statistics, mid-year population estimates 2005, 2006 and 2007), annual per capita spend on the Arts Council’s Regularly Funded Organisations and Grants for the Arts programmes in each English region is as set out in the following two tables.

Information for years prior to 2005, and on each local authority area, could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Arts Council England Regularly Funded Organizations: spend per capita

£

Region

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

East

1.50

1.55

1.62

East Midlands

2.15

2.23

2.22

London

21.16

22.04

22.62

North East

4.43

4.95

5.29

North West

2.98

3.26

3.35

South East

1.54

1.56

1.63

South West

2.77

2.89

3.01

West Midlands

7.68

7.97

8.30

Yorkshire

4.60

4.75

4.82

These figures are based on the Arts Council office responsible for monitoring each organisation; in practically all cases this is the region in which the organisation is based. However, this may not reflect the region where benefit is derived because of touring or travel to funded organisations and projects in a different region.

Arts Council England—Grants for the Arts: spend per capita

£

Region

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

East

1.11

1.34

0.74

East Midlands

1.40

1.49

0.88

London

3.07

2.82

1.49

North East

1.98

2.14

1.34

North West

1.97

2.13

0.93

South East

1.02

1.39

1.02

South West

1.54

1.70

1.06

West Midlands

1.25

2.21

0.97

Yorkshire

1.39

1.80

0.90