HC Deb 13 March 1973 vol 852 c307W
21. Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of Government grants allocated for cultural activities has been spent in the provinces.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

In 1971–72 about two-fifths of the total grants to the Arts Council, the British Film Institute and museums and galleries were spent outside London. Since then the proportion of the Arts Council grants spent outside London has been increasing.