HC Deb 26 January 1972 vol 829 cc476-7W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science in which year the Museum of London Act, 1965, whereby the London Museum as at present constituted ceases to be a wholly national museum and merges into a museum for which the state will have a one-third financial responsibility, is expected to become operative.

Mrs. Thatcher

The Museum of London Act, 1965, received the Royal Assent on 2nd June, 1965, and its provisions relating to the constitution of the new museum and the establishment of the board of governors became operative from that date. Building work has already begun, and the present estimate is that the Museum of London should be ready for occupation by 1974. When the agreement of the three authorities concerned has been obtained, the remainder of the provisions of the Act relating to the transfer and keeping of the collections will be brought into effect by Statutory Instrument.