§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Minister for the Arts what information he has as to the amount of arts sponsorship undertaken by business in the United Kingdom for each year since 1982–83; and on what information his statistics are based.
§ Mr. Luce
[pursuant to his reply, 18 December 1986, c. 630]: Precise figures are not available. Cautious estimates of arts sponsorship are provided by the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts. These figures are as follows:
£ million 1982–83 13 1983–84 n/a 1984–85 15 1985–86 20 1986–87 25