Museums: Libraries

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd November 2011.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport

(1) how much his Department plans to spend on (a) museums and (b) libraries in each of the next four years;

(2) how much his Department has spent on (a) museums and (b) libraries in each of the last five years.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

The following tables show the amount of funding the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has spent on museums and libraries from 2006-07 to 2010-11, and how much it plans-to spend from 2011-12 to 2014-15. The tables reflect the grant-in-aid paid for the Department's national museums and the British Library from 2006-07 to 2010-11, and the funding allocated to these bodies in the October 2010 spending review settlement from 2011-12 to 2014-15. These figures can be seen on the Department's website at:

http://www.transparency.culture.gov.uk/

Updates will be published periodically in the same location. The funding allocated programmes to support “museums and libraries—Renaissance in the Regions”, Strategic Commissioning and DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund from 2006-07 to 2014-15. The funding was allocated to the Department's grant-funded museums from 2006-07 to 2014-15.

Grant in a id
£ million
Body 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
British Museum 42.929 44.893 50.943 48.348 46.343
Natural History Museum 43.135 45.165 52.887 51.186 48.586
Imperial War Museum 20.613 22.177 23.888 24.163 23.910
National Gallery 23.985 25.597 26.369 27.287 28.201
National Maritime Museum(1) 17.008 18.491 19.750 19.240 19.002
National Museums Liverpool 21.203 22.326 22.488 23.643 23.712
National Portrait Gallery 7.031 7.038 7.693 7.744 7.577
National Museum of Science and Industry 37.329 38.484 39.158 40.608 40.153
Tate Gallery 34.124 45.929 61.385 55.987 54.729
Victoria and Albert Museum 39.112 42.262 44.860 44.761 44.318
Wallace Collection 3.528 4.156 4.228 4.301 4.212
Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester 4.059 4.171 4.788 4.987 4.882
Museum of London (transferred to GLA April 2008) 7.931 8.809 n/a n/a n/a
Sir John Soane's Museum 1.115 1.339 1.339 1.181 1.169
Horniman Museum 3.932 4.350 4.757 4.566 4.518
Geffrye Museum 1.740 1.956 1.748 1.791 1.773
Royal Armouries 7.814 8.917 8.264 8.474 8.389
Total Museums 316.588 346.060 374.545 368.267 361.474
           
British Library 102.643 106.480 106.947 109.464 105.847
(1) This include the ring-fenced allocation for National Historic Ships.
Spending review settlement
£ million
Body 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
British Museum 54.664 44.016 43.393 43.267
Natural History Museum 46.480 45.760 45.204 45.172
Imperial War Museum 21.706 21.436 21.239 21.273
National Gallery 26.744 26.320 25.980 25.911
National Maritime Museum(1) 17.058 16.848 16.693 16.723
National Museums Liverpool 21.875 21.561 21.323 21.327
National Portrait Gallery 7.398 7.277 7.183 7.172
National Museum of Science and Industry 37.582 37.026 36.602 36.596
Tate Gallery 35.305 34.912 34.837 33.441
Victoria and Albert Museum 41.355 40.705 40.203 40.167
Wallace Collection 2.983 2.946 2.918 2.922
Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester 3.998 3.927 3.871 3.860
Museum of London (transferred to GLA April 2008) n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sir John Soane's Museum 1.130 1.111 1.096 1.094
Horniman Museum 4.275 4.199 4.139 4.127
Geffrye Museum 1.674 1.645 1.621 1.616
Royal Armouries 7.901 7.773 7.673 7.662
Total Museums 332.128 317.462 313.975 312.330
         
British Library 107.473 96.287 93.544 93.407
(1) This include the ring-fenced allocation for National Historic Ships.
Allocation
£ million
Programme 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund(1) 2 2 2 2 2 n/a 2.000 n/a 2.000
Renaissance in the Regions 32 45 46.215 47.463 47.04 45.567 44.725 44.050 43.914
Strategic Commissioning 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.56 2.373 n/a n/a n/a n/a
(1) The DCMS/Wolfson Fund, financed equally by Government and the Wolfson Foundation, supports projects which improve the quality of displays, public spaces, collection interpretation and disabled access in museums and galleries across England.
Allocation
£ million
Grants to smaller museums 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Design 0.483 0.503 0.414 0.425 0.424 0.328 0.257 0.202 0.163
NCMME 2.528 2.809 2.731 2.805 2.794 2.707 2.657 2.616 2.608
People's History 0.156 0.164 0.168 0.173 0.173 0.168 0.164 0.162 0.162
Tyne and Wear 1.861 2.326 2.362 2.399 2.848 1.918 1.893 1.872 1.868
Football Museum (ceased funding from 2010-11) 0.100 0.100 0.103 0.105 0.105 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Total 5.128 5.902 5.778 5.907 6.344 5.121 4.971 4.852 4.801

This Department has policy responsibility for public libraries but core funding for public libraries is paid to the 151 library authorities in England as part of the Local Government Finance Settlement, administered by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Until October 2011 the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) was responsible for library development and improvement. Grant-in-aid was used to deliver the Future Libraries Programme supporting 10 projects with a maximum of £10,000 per project to help library services face financial challenges.

MLA's responsibility for libraries was transferred to Arts Council England (ACE) and on 9 November ACE launched a second Libraries Development Initiative. It will run between March 2012 and March 2013 supporting around 10 projects with a maximum of £20,000 per project to create vibrant, sustainable 21(st) century library service.

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