HC Deb 11 March 1991 vol 187 c424W
Mr. Amos

To ask the Minister for the Arts what information he has on the current annual total of sponsorship of the arts by tobacco companies; if he will list these individually; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Renton

Business sponsorship of the arts in the United Kingdom now stands at over £35 million a year. The current annual total of sponsorship by tobacco companies is not known. Arts organisations take their own decisions in choosing what sponsorship to accept.