HC Deb 10 February 1972 vol 830 cc406-7W
40. Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why the eight other national museums and galleries in England and Wales have not been given exempt charity status under the Charities Act, 1960, in the same way as the British Museum, the British Museum (National History), the Imperial War Museum, the National Maritime Museum and, when constituted, the Museum of London.

Mrs. Thatcher

The National, National Portrait and Tate Galleries and the Victoria and Albert, Science and Geological Museums are not charities. To make the National Museum of Wales and the Wallace Collection exempt charities would require legislation.