The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Chief Secretary (1987-1989)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Arts – 29 July 1988

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Arts on 29th July 1988.

Mr. Tony Banks To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his current estimate of the contribution made by the arts to the balance of payments figures.

Mr. Major No comprehensive official estimate is available. Overseas income and expenditure relating to cultural activities enter directly or indirectly into many components of the balance of payments, especially travel and film and television services.