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South Bank Centre: Finance

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding (a) his Department and (b) Arts Council England provided to the South Bank Centre in each of the last five years; and how much came from (i) Exchequer funding and (ii) the National Lottery in each such year. (249415)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s funding to the South Bank Centre is made through Arts Council England according to the arm’s length principle. Arts Council England distributes the Department’s funding for the arts. Arts Council England has advised that it has provided funding for the South Bank Centre as set out in the following table.

Arts Council England funding for the South Bank Centre

£

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

(i) Exchequer funding

Regular funding

16,596,012

17,393,525

17,948,586

18,442,200

18,949,300

Other

150,500

7,000

2,000,000

3,000,000

50,300

Creative partnerships

20,000

(ii) Lottery funding

Grants for the Arts

10,680

25,717

100,000

Note:

In addition, Arts Council England advises that between 1995-96 and 2007-08, the South Bank Centre received £37,369,643 towards the costs of its redevelopment.