§ 35. Mr. Murphy
asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts whether Her Majesty's Government will take steps to ensure that 35W extra revenue collected by a national museum through admission charges is not subject to surrender to the Treasury.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The interim arrangements, announced on 2 March, will enable the National Maritime Museum to retain and spend the net proceeds from its newly-introduced general admission charges this year. Longer-term arrangements will depend on the outcome of the current review of the existing net Vote and re-vote system for the national museums and galleries generally. My noble Friend has so far received no proposals to charge for general admission from any other national museum or gallery.