HC Deb 20 April 1972 vol 835 cc146-7W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the Paymaster-General obtained authority from the boards of trustees of the national museums and galleries before giving an undertaking on their behalf that they would impose admission charges at the institutions for which they are responsible.

Mr. van Straubenzee

My noble Friend is not called upon to give any undertakings on behalf of the trustees of the national museums and galleries. All the institutions concerned have submitted for parliamentary approval estimates of the sums expected to be earned from admission charges.