HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 c360W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what expenditure was made by his Department on(a) the arts and (b) design in the last financial year.

Mr. Atkins

In the last financial year the Department made no expenditure on the arts. The Department is involved in many aspects of design across a wide range of activities, with work undertaken both in-house and commissioned from outside bodies. It is not possible to establish the level of expenditure on design, except at disproportionate cost.