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Public Expenditure

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding for (a) the arts, (b) heritage, (c) active leisure and (d) museums (i) his Department and (ii) each publicly-funded body within his Department’s responsibility has provided for (A) England, (B) the South West Region and (C) each local authority area within the South West Region from 1997 to 2009. (307366)

My Department does not hold the information in the format requested, however, it holds information on cultural recreational and sporting services by region as shown in the following table. These figures were published by HM Treasury in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis (PESA).

£ million

Cultural services

Recreational and sporting services

England

South West

England

South West

2003-04

858.2

77.7

131.7

6.8

2004-05

822.0

91.4

160.7

9.4

2005-06

880.0

80.6

129.3

3.9

2006-071

1,326.6

153.7

327.9

28.0

2007-08

1,240.5

123.0

331.9

27.1

1 In 2006-07 HM Treasury adopted a functional analysis based on the United Nations Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG). This means that lottery spending is allocated to specific areas of spend when it was previously recorded as a separate line.

Information for previous years is not available on a consistent basis.