HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 cc42-3W
73. Mr. Burt

To ask the Minister for the Arts how much public funding has so far been awarded to the National Heritage Memorial Fund since its inception in 1980; and what assessment he has made of the outcome of the scheme to date.

Mr. Luce

The amount of public funding since the inception of the National Heritage Memorial Fund is £105,621,576. This is set out on an annual basis in the table. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment and I are jointly responsible for the operation of the fund. Lord Charteris and the trustees are to be congratulated on an outstanding record of achievement to date. The trustees have chosen carefully among the hundreds of applications for assistance, and I commend their annual reports to my hon. Friend for descriptions of the wide range of land, buildings, artefacts and works of art saved for the nation with contributions from the fund. I have every confidence in their continuing success.

Public funding of NHMF
£ £
DOE 7,047,773
OAL 7,047,773 14,095,546
DOE 1,244,404
OAL 1,244,404 2,488,808
DOE 5,500,000
OAL 5,500,000 11,000,000
DOE 1,896,327
OAL 593,327
Inland Revenue 1,468 2,491,122
DOE 29,000,000
OAL 4,000,000 33,000,000
DOE 12,000,000
OAL 1,500,000 13,500,000
DOE 1,500,000
OAL 1,500,000 3,000,000
DOE 21,546,100
OAL 1,500,000 23,046,100
DOE 1,500,000
OAL 1,500,000 3,000,000
Total 105,621,576
1 The 1983–84 figure represents a grant of £1,304 million from DOE, the unspent AIL allocations of DOE and OAL (£593,327 each) and £1,468 rebate from the Land Fund.
2The 1987–88 DOE figure comprises of £20 million cash injection, 1.5 million annual grant and £46,100 from the proceeds of Heveningham Hall.