HC Deb 13 July 1987 vol 119 cc353-4W
59. Mr. Butler

asked the Minister for the Arts whether he has any plans to seek to alter the powers of museums to dispose of items that are duplicated, surplus to requirements, or not salient to the aims of the museums concerned.

Mr. Luce

Most of the national museums and galleries which I sponsor already have limited statutory powers to dispose of items from the collections but I will bear in mind the point made by my hon. Friend.

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