§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the arts, when he expects to commence building of the theatre museum; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
[pursuant to his reply, 7 July 1983, c. 176]: My noble Friend, the Minister for the Arts, is not yet in a position to say when building work will start on the theatre museum at Covent Garden. As in other areas, its timing will be affected by the Government's 1983–84 cash limit reductions announced on 7 July. My noble Friend is considering the detailed implications of these for the arts and libraries programme.