HC Deb 12 January 1971 vol 809 cc20-1W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations she has received regarding the installation of burglar alarms in museums run by her Department; to what extent the individual museums have delegated authority to spend money for the safeguarding of valuable treasures; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Amery

I have been asked to reply.

None. Representations have, however, been received about three small museums which, though housed at monuments in my care, are owned and run by private Trustees. They have no delegation to spend public money. In two cases I have agreed improved security arrangements with the Trustees. The third case is under consideration.