HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 c327W
63. Mr. Jessel

To ask the Minister for the Arts what have been the increases in the funding of his Department over the last five years, and those announced for future years.

Mr. Luce

This year my Department is spending £439 million, an increase of 63 per cent. over the corresponding cash programme for 1984–85. My plans are for expenditure of £450 million in 1990–91 and £480 million in 1991–92.