HC Deb 22 July 2002 vol 389 c692W
15. Mr. Kevan Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture. Media and Sport if she will make a statement on Government support for the arts in the north-east. [68973]

Tessa Jowell

In 2003–04 Northern Arts will distribute almost £14 million in grant in aid in the north-east.

A further £4 million has been earmarked for Creative Partnerships to invest in the Tees Valley, Durham and Sunderland. Since 1995, almost £132 million of Lottery funding has been awarded to the north-east region by the Arts Council of England.

These awards have funded 956 projects including the BALTIC and Music Centre, Gateshead.

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