§ Mrs. Ellman
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding was available for the arts in Liverpool(a) since 1997 and (b) between 1993 and 1997. 
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
For the financial years 1993–2000 the figures for grant in aid allocated to the arts in Liverpool are as follows:
Year £ 1993 1,153,751 1994 1,678,132 1995 1,284,251 1996 1,648,064 1997 1,766,049 1998 1,712,828 1999 2,090,915 2000 14,112,172 2001 1— 1Includes delegation of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from the Arts Council of England 2Figures for 2000–01 will not be available until the audited accounts are released later in the year
The total Lottery allocation to Liverpool from 1995 to date has been £21,434,276. I have asked the Arts Council for a breakdown of this figure and will write to my hon. Friend when the information is available.