§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what funding was received by the British Federation of Film Societies from the UK Film Council in each year from 1997; 
(2) what the planned funding to the British Federation of Film Societies from the UK Film Council is for each year until 2006; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Estelle Morris
The UK Film Council has awarded the British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) £100,000 for each of the years 2001–02, 2002–03 and 2003–04. Prior to this, the BFFS received funding from the British Film Institute.
The UK Film Council has recently completed an extensive consultation on its funding and policy priorities for April 2004 to March 2007. The consultation document, "Three Years On", proposes that the UK Film Council continues to fund the BFFS at £100,000 per annum until 2006–07. The continuation of this funding would be dependent on a year-by-year assessment of the BFFS' performance against agreed performance targets relating to diversity and inclusion.