HC Deb 10 April 1972 vol 834 c123W
41. Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will seek to arrange with the owners for an extended exhibition of the Tutankhamen treasures to be situated in a northern location, in view of the fact that satisfactory arrangements cannot be made to permit northern visitors and school parties to visit the exhibition.

Mr. van Straubenzee

No. The arrangements under which the exhibits were made available to the United Kingdom by the Egyptian authorities provide that they should be shown in the British Museum. The exhibition will remain open to all visitors, from whatever part of the country, for the whole of the summer. In addition, as many school-children as possible are being given special opportunities for seeing the exhibits on Monday mornings.