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DCMS: Public Expenditure

January 5, 2010

Question written on 05/01/2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding for (a) the arts, (b) heritage, (c) active leisure and (d) museums (i) his Department and (ii) each publicly-funded body within his Department’s responsibility has provided for (A) England, (B) the South West Region and (C) each local authority area within the South West Region from 1997 to 2009.

Answered by Ben Bradshaw

My Department does not hold the information in the format you requested, however, it holds information on cultural recreational and sporting services by region as shown in the following table. These figures were published by HM Treasury in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis (PESA).

£ million
Cultural services Recreational and sporting services
England South West England South West
2003-04 858.2 77.7 131.7 6.8
2004-05 822.0 91.4 160.7 9.4
2005-06 880.0 80.6 129.3 3.9
2006-07(1) 1,326.6 153.7 327.9 28.0
2007-08 1,240.5 123.0 331.9 27.1
(1) In 2006-07 HM Treasury adopted a functional analysis based on the United Nations Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG). This means that lottery spending is allocated to specific areas of spend when it was previously recorded as a separate line.

Information for previous years is not available on a consistent basis.