§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what information he has as to the amounts allocated by each of the London boroughs on the arts, including museums and art galleries, in 1982–83 and 1983–84.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Local authorities' budget estimates for expenditure on the arts are published in great detail by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in annual volumes of leisure and recreation statistics, copies of which are in the Library. The latest available volume shows that in 1982–83 the London boroughs were planning to spend some £32 million in total on certain cultural facilities (defined as including arts centres, theatres and entertainment, and art galleries and museums operated by them, but excluding public libraries and other contributions towards arts organisations and activities.)