HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 cc196-7W
90. Mr. Driberg

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he has considered the resolution passed on 11th July by the Council for British Archæology, a copy of which has been sent to him, concerning the inadequate staffs and resources of the national museums; and what steps are being taken to improve the services impaired as a result of financial cuts imposed by Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Yes. The resolution is founded on a misapprehension in view of the fact that Government expenditure on museum staffs has been increased by £85,000 over the amount made available last year.

On the second part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Dr. Stross) on 21st October.