§ Mr. Alan Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial support her Department has given to film making in the North East of England in each of the last five years. 
§ Estelle Morris
The following table shows the level of Government and National Lottery support through the UK Film Council and its predecessors for film in the North East of England in the last five years.957W
Government funding (£) Lottery (£) Total 1998–99 1764.579 169,467 934,046 1999–2000 2778,245 8,400 786,645 2000–01 3452,800 0 452,800 2001–02 280,000 323,530 603,530 2002–03 400,000 405,026 805,026 Total 3,582,047 1 This figure includes £445,800 from the British Film Institute. 2 This figure includes £417,405 from the British Film Institute. 3This figure includes £272,274 from the British Film Institute.
1. In 1998–99 and 1999–2000, the Regional Arts Board (funded by the Arts Council of England) was responsible for supporting filmmaking in the English regions.
2. Since April 2000, the UK Film Council has been responsible for providing Government and lottery funding to the English regions through its Regional Investment Fund for England Fund. Northern Film and Media, established in October 2002, is the regional screen agency for the North East of England.