HC Deb 01 December 1953 vol 521 cc945-6
41. Mr. Gower

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total sums granted to museums in England, Wales and Scotland, respectively, for the last year for which figures are available; and what sums were granted in 1939.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The total sums voted for 1953–54 for the national museums, galleries and libraries were £1,341,000, £112,000 and £118,000 for England, Wales and Scotland, respectively. The corresponding totals for 1939–40 were £611,000, £37,000 and £41,000. The amounts for England and Scotland do not cover the cost of buildings and equipment provided by other Departments.