HC Deb 11 November 1991 vol 198 c346W
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.