§ 30. Mr. Montgomery
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement about the future of the theatre museum project.
§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received regarding the proposed theatre museum.
§ Mr. Channon
Although the case for a theatre museum has been recognised by successive Governments in recent years, my hon. Friends will be aware that the recently published report of a Rayner scrutiny of the Victoria and Albert museum included certain recommendations on the 21W future of this project. The Government are, at present, consulting interested parties on these as well as other recommendations in the report and no final decisions will be taken until after the consultation period ends in early August.
A number of representations have already been received about the report's recommendations on the theatre museum project. These will be carefully considered, together with any others subsequently received during the consultation period.