HC Deb 04 April 2001 vol 366 c203W
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. [156458]

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.

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