§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in what proportions the proceeds of admission tickets to the group of two museums, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, are to be allocated as between the two museums constituting the group.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The Supply Estimates for 1973–74 for the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland—which include the Scottish National Portrait Gallery—were prepared on the assumption that half of the estimated receipts from charges for admission to the building which they share would be appropriated in aid of each institution's Vote. Following the Government's decision to allow individual institutions to retain the net receipts from admission charges for agreed purposes of their own, I have asked the two institutions to consider whether any different allocation of the net receipts from admission charges to this building would be preferable.