§ Mr. Buchan
To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will publish in theOfficial Report the total Office of Arts and Libraries' expenditure for every year from 1977–78 to 1987–88, showing within that total Office of Arts and Libraries' expenditure on capital projects and Office of Arts and Libraries expenditure on revenue grants, respectively.
§ Mr. Luce
The Office of Arts and Libraries' expenditure since 1983–84 when the OAL was established as a separate Department, has been as follows:
£ million 1983–84 210.3 1984–85 228.5 1985–86 236.0 1986–87 285.7 11987–88 292.7 1 Estimate
The bulk of this represented the OAL's grants to its sponsored bodies for revenue purposes.
Expenditure on the building programme of the national museums and galleries and the British Library St. Pancras project has been met from the Votes of the Property Services Agency during this period.