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Museums and Galleries: Finance

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which (a) museums and (b) other cultural institutions his Department regularly gives a grant; and what the amount of each grant was in the latest year for which figures are available. (256512)

In 2007-08 grants in aid were paid to the following museums:

Body

Total (£)

Royal Air Force Museum

7,019,000

National Army Museum

5,489,000

Royal Naval Museum

873,000

Royal Marines Museum

765,000

Fleet Air Arm Museum

614,000

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

576,000

In 2007-08 grants in aid were paid to the following bodies which may be assessed as being cultural institutions:

Body

Total (£)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

34,000,000

Royal Hospital Chelsea

9,000,000

Royal British Legion

202,000

National Memorial Arboretum

189,000

The information relating to Service Museums has been published on pages 330 and 331 of volume II of the MOD's Annual Report and Accounts for 2007-08, copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House.

This document is also available in the MOD's Freedom of Information Publication scheme at:

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/CorporatePublications/AnnualReports/MODAnnualReports0708/