HC Deb 05 December 1990 vol 182 c137W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Minister for the Arts what he estimates is needed by(a) the Arts Council, (b) the Museums and Galleries Commission, (c) the Crafts Council, (d) the British Film Institute and (e) the British library if their 1991–92 budgets are (i) to stand still in relation to inflation, (ii) return in real terms, to levels of (1) 1986–87 and (2) 1979–80 in cash terms and in percentage terms.

Mr. Renton

The future expenditure programme of the Office of Arts and Libraries and the particular provisions for the institutions it supports are defined in cash terms.

In comparison with 1986–87 and 1979–80, the 1991–92 expenditure programme will be higher in real terms by £86 million (18 per cent.) and £199 million (55 per cent.) respectively. No additional funding is needed, therefore.

Additional details for each of the institutions listed could be provided only at disproportionate cost.