HL Deb 09 November 1982 vol 436 cc100-1
The Earl of Avon

My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to establish Boards of Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum, the Armouries and the Royal Botanic Gardens; to transfer property to them and confer functions on them; to make provision in relation to Government grants to, and employment by, armed forces museums; to establish a Commission for Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings for England; to confer functions on the commission; to dissolve the Historic Buildings Council for England and the Ancient Monuments Board for England; to amend Sections 3 and 4 of the National Gallery and Tate Gallery Act 1954; and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(The Earl of Avon.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.