HC Deb 28 June 1988 vol 136 c180W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Minister for the Arts by how much the Arts Council grant has increased in real terms since 1979.

Mr. Luce

The grant has increased from £61.476 million in 1979–80 to £150 million in 1988–89, including a sum in part replacement for arts funding by the metropolitan counties. This represents an increase of some 33 per cent. in real terms.