Exhibitions: North of England

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 9th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they contributed to the Great Exhibition of the North.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Great Exhibition of the North was the biggest event held in England in 2018 and Newcastle-Gateshead welcomed approximately four million people to the city over the summer of 2018.

Government contributed £6m to the Exhibition. Through sponsorship deals and funding bids, we increased the total budget for the Exhibition was £14m.

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