HC Deb 13 November 1969 vol 791 c605
29. Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to increase the 15 per cent. increase in grant which has been allotted to the National Gallery for 1969–70.

Miss Jennie Lee

The level of the annual purchase grant for the National Gallery for 1970–71 onwards, together with those for all the other national museums and galleries, is at present under consideration.

Mr. Faulds

That answer gives me some pleasure, but will my right hon. Friend say definitely that this minimal grant this year will certainly be increased in future years?

Miss Lee

My hon. Friend will not expect to make a statement on a matter which is still under consideration.