HC Deb 25 March 1975 vol 889 cc127-8W
Dr. Hampson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the percentage increase in real terms in the grant to the Arts Council in each year since 1968.

Mr. Hugh Jenkins:

The table below sets out the total recurrent and capital grant in aid to the Arts Council for each year since 1968.

Year Ending Total Grant
31 st March £
1968 7,200,000
1969 7,750,000
1970 8,200,000
1971 9,300,000
1972 11,900,000
1973 13,961,500
1974 17,388,000
1975 21,335,000

There is no cost index related specifically to the arts and it is not possible to separate out the respective elements of inflation and growth; but the hon. Member will note that the total grant has nearly tripled over this period.