HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c242W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has any plans for the formation of a national museum council to replace the existing Standing Commission.

Mr. Channon

I am examining this and other recommendations made in the Drew report. As I told the House in answer to questions from my hon. Friends the Members for Twickenham (Mr. Jessel) and for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Hooson) on 30 March—[Vol. 2, c. 15–16]—I am considering how best the contribution of the Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries can be continued and improved. I hope to make a statement later in the year.