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English Heritage: Finance

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what income English Heritage has derived from the heritage sites it owns and manages in the last 12 months; and what proportion of that income was used to meet expenditure on (a) site maintenance, (b) publicity and (c) staffing. (282162)

English Heritage advises that its total expenditure on the conservation, maintenance, capital development and operational management of its property portfolio in 2008-09 was £64.4 million. Earned income was £41.2 million. The following table shows expenditure for site maintenance, property related publicity and staffing of properties as a proportion of that income:

2008-09

Expenditure (£ million)

Expenditure as a proportion of earned income (percentage)

Property maintenance

11.9

29

Property related publicity

3.3

8

Property based staff

16.3

39

The remainder of earned income derived goes towards funding areas including education, outreach and non-site based staff.