§ Mr. Arnold
asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the arts if he will publish in the Offical Report details of the proposed lease for the theatre museum project.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The document which was to have been signed on 7 July was an agreement between the Greater London council and the Property Services Agency to enter in due course into a lease of the premises owned by the GLC. The draft agreement covered a specified maximum period for the completion of building works on the theatre museum to be carried out at the Government's expense, at the end of which the lease itself would be granted. It is not the practice of the Government to reveal the detailed terms and conditions including rental arrangements, of a lease or agreement. Such matters are treated as commercial and in confidence.