HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c58W
16. Mrs. Laing

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the funding of the arts in London. [50782]

Mr. Fisher

Central Government support for the arts in London is channelled through the Arts Council, and London Arts Board. In 1998/99 the arts in London will receive £12.7 million from the London Arts Board. In addition, national London-based organisations will receive £51.1 million and non-national organisations based in London will receive £14.4 million direct from the Arts Council.

From March 1995 to May 1998 1,352 projects in London totalling over £405 million received National Lottery arts funding.