§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will make a statement on progress on the business sponsoring incentive scheme in the Doncaster area of South Yorkshire.
§ Mr. Luce
Figures for South Yorkshire are not available. However, latest figures for Yorkshire as a whole show that 75 companies, 57 of which are first-time sponsors, have supported the arts under the scheme. Over £1 million in new money has been generated, nearly £700,000 in new sponsorship which has been matched by over £332,000 in Government awards.