HC Deb 24 April 1972 vol 835 c177W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations on behalf of Her Majesty's Government to the Egyptian Government to allow an extension of the Tutankhamun Exhibition to enable a longer period of time to be allocated specifically to school parties from the north of England.

Mr. Kershaw

The agreement between Her Majesty's Government and the Egyptian Government covering the Exhibition provides that it shall remain open until 30th September. If experience shows that the present level of interest is maintained and the organisers decide that this period could usefully be extended, I should be pleased to ask the Egyptian Government on their behalf to permit such an extension.

The question of the allocation of time for viewing to any particular group is a matter for decision by the organisers.

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