HC Deb 16 April 1973 vol 855 cc36-7W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a statement about the impending move of the Wellcome Institute collection of medical historical items from Euston Road to the Science Museum in South Kensington, in view of the limitations on the display space available at the latter institution.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

The Wellcome Trustees have made an offer of the loan of Sir Henry Wellcome's Medical Museum Collection to the Science. Museum. The Science Museum warmly appreciates the offer and has agreed, in consultation with other institutions concerned, to advise the trustees on how a national collection on the history of medicine could be derived from the varied material in the Wellcome Collection. The trustees have agreed to offer help in the investigation of the material with a view to finding out within a year what might be held in the Science Museum. The trustees will then be in a position to decide on their policy in relation to their wider responsibilities for Sir Henry Wellcome's bequest.