§ 33. Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Minister for the Arts what financial assistance is currently given to the arts in London out of public funds; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Renton
The Arts Council spent £19.3 million in London in 1990–91 on its own clients and through Greater London Arts. In addition, the Arts Council made grants totalling just under £51.5 million to the major national companies, which are mainly based in London.
Local authorities in London also provide support for the arts from public funds.