§ 28. Mr. Channon
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what recent consultations he has had with the Trustees of the Tate Gallery; and with what result.
§ Miss Jennie Lee
With my colleagues in the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and the Ministry of Public Building and Works, I met a number of the Trustees last week to consider future plans for the Tate Gallery. Further consultations are taking place and must be concluded before I shall be in a position to make a statement.
§ Mr. Channon
In view of the great public interest in the matter, can the right hon. Lady say when she is likely to be in a position to make a statement? Can she assure the House that in her discussions consideration is being given to the alternative sites at the rear of the Gallery.