§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will provide financial support for the efforts of Liverpool City Council and Merseyside County Council to set up a major maritime museum in the granite warehouses of the Albert Dock.
§ Mr. Mulley
Responsibility for establishing a new local museum rests with the local authorities or other sponsors concerned. If the authorities to which my hon. Friend refers decide to establish a maritime museum, they can call upon the North-West Area Museum Council, which receives a grant, for advice and assistance. I understand that the trustees of the National Maritime Museum would also be ready to furnish advice.