§ 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.