Government Art Collection

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on the Government Art Collection in each year since May 2010.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

The table below sets out how much the Department has spent on the Government Art Collection (GAC) since May 2010. I have included figures for 2009-10 for the Hon. Member’s background and wider understanding.

Year

Government Art Collection Administration Costs

GAC Collection Purchases

£

£

2009-10

1,027,077

323,464

2010-11

954,237

208,527

2011-12

923,619

0

2012-13

942,712

0

2013-14

937,770

116,985

There were no new purchases of artwork for the Collection in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

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