In Questions to the Secretatry of State for Culture, Media and Sport, I asked about support from the arts from businesses.
Charlie: "Many private sector companies are big supporters of the arts in Britain. Will the Secretary of State tell the House how important he believes that support to be?"
Sajid Javid (Culture Secretary): "As usual, my hon. Friend raises an important point. Support from the corporate sector for the cultural sector is very important. It amounted to around £110 million last year, almost a fifth of total investment. In the past couple of weeks, I have been to the Globe, which is supported by Deutsche Bank, and the Matisse exhibition at Tate Modern, which is supported and sponsored by Bank of America. Just yesterday I went to the Vikings exhibition at the British Museum, which is supported by BP. It was held in a new exhibition hall, which received the majority of its funding from the Sainsbury family."
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