HC Deb 13 November 1969 vol 791 cc129-30W
Mr. Ridley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what advice he received from the Government's official advisory bodies in relation to the move of the records of British Railways out of London.

Miss Jennie Lee

The Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries was consulted before the publication of the 1967 White Paper on Railway Policy and expresses itself broadly satisfied with the proposals for transferring the relics and records from London to York. The Chairman has recently written asking that the decision to move the records to York should not be irrevocable if it should later be found practicable to house them suitably in London.