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Cultural Heritage

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent from the Exchequer on (a) heritage, (b) sports and (c) the arts in (i) cash and (ii) real terms in each year since 1997. (296282)

The following table shows funding by the Exchequer for the arts, sports and heritage sector in cash and real terms since 1997.

£ million

The arts sector including support functions

Real terms 2008-09

The sports sector including support function

Real terms 2008-09

Heritage sector including support functions

Real terms 2008-09

1997-98

196.4

255.5

50.1

65.2

182.3

237.1

1998-99

199.7

254.4

49.4

62.9

169.4

215.8

1999-2000

229.8

287.0

51.6

64.5

171.1

213.8

2000-01

238.8

294.4

52.6

64.8

175.8

216.7

2001-02

252.9

305.1

63.9

77.0

184.9

223.0

2002-03

301.5

352.2

109.8

128.2

186.1

217.4

2003-04

367.6

417.8

78.9

89.7

383.6

435.9

2004-05

398.2

440.2

111.5

123.3

196.7

217.4

2005-06

410.6

445.6

117.5

127.6

196.1

212.8

2006-07

430.4

453.7

169.5

178.7

208.0

219.3

2007-08

425.9

436.3

193.9

198.7

211.7

216.9

2008/09

435.8

435.8

215.8

215.8

221.6

221.6

These data have been drawn from the published DCMS Appropriation Accounts and Resource Accounts, which are audited by the National Audit Office.