Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much financial assistance has been given to the arts by industry and commerce since 1974.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
I have been asked to reply.
Firm figures are not available, but the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts has estimated that approximately £250,000 was given in 1974 and between ¤4 million and £5 million during the current year.