§ Mr. Adley
asked the Minister for the Arts if he will list, for all those museums and art galleries in receipt of central 250W Government funds, the total central Government funding for each of the last five years for which figures are available together with his assessment of the relevant figures for the current year.
§ Mr. Luce
Voted net expenditure from the arts and libraries programme on the 11 museums and galleries for which I am directly responsible totalled as follows:
Year £ million cash outturn 1981–82 62.806 1982–83 73.584 1983–84 76.560 1984–85 83.095 *1985–86 87.586
These figures include provision where applicable for purchase grants, for other net running costs, and for the building and maintenance programme undertaken by the Property Services Agency. For the years up to 1984–85, they also include funding of the local museum purchase grant schemes, responsibility for which was transferred from the Victoria and Albert and Science museums to the Museums and Galleries Commission in 1985–86.