HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 c416W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Minister for the Arts what has been the Government's total expenditure on the arts in Scotland for each of the past five years and as a total over the same period.

Mr. Renton

Government funding for the arts in Scotland is channelled through the Scottish Arts Council. Over the past five years the annual grant to the council has been as follows:

1990–91 17,451,000
1989–90 15,732,000
1988–89 15,358,000
1987–88 14,237,000
1986–87 13,584,000
Total 76,362,000

In addition, I understand that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland funds a small number of performing arts organisations directly.

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