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Arts Council England: Finance

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the size of Arts Council England's pension fund deficit is; what it was in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement. (306688)

Information on Arts Council England’s pension fund is published in their annual accounts. Valuations take place every three years and the next is due on 31 March 2010. Issues such as pay and pensions are operational matters for Arts Council England.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding Arts Council England has received from the National Lottery in each of the last five financial years. (306658)

Art Council England’s share of proceeds from the national lottery (including investment income) for the last five years was:

Financial year

£million

2004-05

169.2

2005-06

171.9

2006-07

149.3

2007-08

151.5

2008-091

145.3

1 The figure for 2008-09 is still subject to audit and is the net amount available for distribution after Art Council England’s contribution to the Olympics has been taken into account.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding Arts Council England has received from his Department through grant-in-aid in each of the last five financial years. (306659)

The following table shows Arts Council England grant-in-aid outturn figures from my Department’s published accounts in each of the last five financial years.

Final published outturn (£000)

2004-05

369,859

2005-06

409,178

2006-07

427,862

2007-08

422,610

2008-09

436,531