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English Heritage: Grants

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much English Heritage has spent per capita for each region in each of the last five years. (255193)

English Heritage advises that approximately half its expenditure is allocated directly to its regions. The following table sets out the spend per capita for regionally managed expenditure.

English Heritage per capita spend

£

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

East of England

1.54

1.57

1.41

1.70

2.00

East Midlands

1.34

1.81

1.55

2.18

1.26

London

1.91

2.03

2.14

1.94

1.90

North East

2.18

2.11

1.78

2.33

1.97

North West

0.78

0.80

0.86

0.85

0.93

South East

1.82

1.73

1.88

1.93

1.91

South West

2.89

3.04

3.00

2.77

2.90

West Midlands

1.37

1.65

1.53

1.84

1.71

Yorkshire and the Humber

1.74

1.67

1.84

2.02

1.99

Sources:

1. Spend: English Heritage.

2. Population: Office for National Statistics, mid-year population estimates, 2003-07.

These figures do not include centrally managed expenditure although a considerable proportion delivers activities in the regions, for example, education, outreach, the Property Investment Programme and some grants programmes. The proportion of centrally managed expenditure allocated to each region cannot be established without disproportionate cost. This is because many activities are categorised thematically rather than geographically, for example, research into seaside towns, aerial survey programmes or spend on interpretation at English Heritage properties.