§ 37. Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Minister for the Arts how much has been raised to date under the business sponsorship incentive scheme.
§ Mr. Mellor
Since its inception in October 1984, the business sponsorship incentive scheme has raised over £37 million new money for the arts. Almost £25.5 million has come from business sponsors, to which the Government have added £12.28 million in awards. This is a tremendous achievement.