HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c62W
Mr. Rendel

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list the subsidy, per person attending, that Southern Arts provides to each of the producing theatres in their region. [50607]

Mr. Fisher

[holding answer 14 July 1998]: Precise figures are not available. The following figures are taken from the data received as part of the Arts Council of England's Annual Survey of Regularly Funded Organisations for 1996–97: Southern Arts provided the following subsidy per person attending each of the producing theatres in their region.

Theatres Subsidy per person
Southampton Nuffield Theatre 5.64
Salisbury Playhouse 3.13
Basingstoke Haymarket Theatre 1.88
Newbury Watermill Theatre 0.37

'Attendance' includes actual and estimated attendance at all performances and educational events.