HC Deb 25 January 1988 vol 126 c74W
43. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Minister for the Arts how many first-time business sponsors of the arts have been attracted by the business sponsorship incentive scheme so far; and what is his estimate for 1987–88 as a whole.

Mr. Luce

The scheme has attracted 618 first-time business sponsors since it began in 1984.

This includes 179 in 1987–88 and the figure for the complete year should be over 210.