HL Deb 02 June 2003 vol 648 c121WA
Lord Fearn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What help has been given to St Paul's Cathedral through heritage and lottery funding towards its present restoration costs. [HL2851]

The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Baroness Blackstone):

St Paul's Cathedral has made an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund which is currently under consideration.

(£ millions)
Grant receiving body 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003-present
Scottish Screen 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 0.4
Sgrin 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission* 0.57 0.49 0.36 0.3
British Film Institute 16.91
British Screen Finance 2.0
British Film Commission 0.85
European Co-Production Fund 2.0
National Film and Television School 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 0.4
Film Council 0.5 21.8 20.9 24.1 5.3
Total 27.43 27.19 26.46 29.8 6.4

Notes on table

The Film Council became operational in April 2000. Prior to that, the Arts Council for England distributed grant-in-aid funding for film. In 1999–2000, it allocated £9.6 million for visual arts including film. The Film Council now funds the British Film Institute from the grant-in-aid it receives from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The British Film Commission is now part of the Film Council. British Screen Finance and the European Co-Production Fund have been absorbed into the Film Council.

*This refers to money received solely from the Department for Enterprise, Trade and Industry, and includes operating support to the Film and Television Commission.

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