§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total allocation of funds for new works and improvements to the national museums; for how long this is to last; and what proportion has been spent.
§ Miss Jennie Lee
The allocation of funds for new works and improvements at the national museums and galleries is approximately £9 million. This is for the twelve-year period 1964–65 to 1975–76. By the end of March of this year about one-third of this total had been spent.