§ Mr. de Freitas
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he proposes to take to meet the request of the archaeological and historical societies in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire to reconsider the recent cuts in grants to national museums.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
On the general question of the staffing of museums I have nothing to add to the statement I made in the House in the debate on 14th July. I have written to the hon. Member in order to clear up one or two misapprehensions which, from the terms of their resolution, appear to exist in the minds of the societies concerned.