§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will make a statement on the operation of the Victoria and Albert museum shop;
(2) if he will make a statement on the staffing of the Victoria and Albert museum shop.
§ Mr. Channon
The shop is situated just inside the main entrance of the museum and is open when the museum is open to the public. It sells the museum's catalogues, and458W books, reproductions, post cards and so on produced on behalf of the museum by HMSO. There is also a selection of related material produced commercially. It is staffed by a manager, four full-time sales assistants, five part-time sales assistants and three part-time week-end sales assistants.