§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider, when reviewing the rating system, the possibility of legislation so that the provision of museum services by local authorities, at present discretionary, is made mandatory as is the provision of library services.
§ Mr. John Silkin
Legislation for the purpose which my hon. Friend has in mind would be a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science. This purpose could not be achieved through the review of the rate support grant for 1975–76 which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment will be carrying out.