HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 cc1-2W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts pursuant to his reply of 24 October, Official Report, c. 27, what information he has as to the basis on which the Association for Business Sponsorship calculated that £13½ million was made available to the arts in 1982–83.

Mr. Waldegrave

In their applications for ABSA/Daily Telegraph awards for business sponsorship, arts bodies identified £8.75 million of sponsorship; a survey by ABSA covering their members' sponsoring interests and such information as they had about non-members suggested a total figure of around £13½ million.