§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he proposes to treat such sum in respect of the extra £2 million earmarked to assist museums in preserving the national heritage as is allocated to his Department on 1 April 1979 in a similar manner to that described in his reply to the hon. Member for Warley, East made in the Official Report, 17 March 1978, column 379, which related to 447W the £142,000 made available to him for this purpose on 1 April 1978.
§ Mr. McElhone
Yes. The central fund is to continue, and is available to assist purchases by local museums and galleries as well as by the national institutions.