§ Mr. Mason
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will take into consideration in her representations to the sponsors of the Tutankhamen Exhibition for an extension beyond the closure date of September the fact that Northern schools will need to organise their parties to visit the exhibition before they go into recess for their summer vacation therefore necessitating an urgent approach on this matter; and if she will make an early statement.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
The hon. Member's point has been carefully noted, but it must in the first place be for the sponsors of the exhibition to consider, in the light of further experience of attendance, whether to seek an extension of the agreed duration of the exhibition, if so, how the additional time could be used to the best advantage.