HL Deb 05 April 2004 vol 659 c211WA
Lord Fearn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many art galleries have received grant aid in the north-west of England during the years 2001, 2002,2003 and 2004 to date. [HL2126]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

The numbers of art galleries in the North West receiving Exchequer-funded grants from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are as follows (records are kept for financial years):

2000–01 19
2001–02 24
2002–03 17
2003–04 13

Mostly these are one-off grants from sponsored bodies, but a few galleries receive continuing funding because they are directly sponsored by the department or are partners in the Renaissance in the Regions programme.