§ 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.