HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 c560W
Mr. William O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the current level of funding for the Arts Council in Northern Ireland; what the projected grants to the Council will be for 1994–96 and 1995–97; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ancram

In the current financial year, funding for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland is £6.379 million. My right hon. and learned Friend has today announced the allocations to programmes for 1994–95 and I will provide further details, including the funding of the Arts Council, shortly.