HC Deb 03 August 1972 vol 842 c171W
39. Mr. Strauss

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what estimate she has made of the annual loss in receipts of one free day weekly, at the eight national museums and galleries which favour a free day, without compensatory increases in entrance charges on other days.

Mr. van Straubenzee

The loss would depend on the day that was free and on the degree of the disturbance which free days caused in attendance patterns. Any estimate is therefore very tentative but if the freeday were at a weekend the loss might be £100,000.