HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 c18W
Mr. Alton

asked the Minister for the Arts (1) if he will list the grants made by him to the national museums on Merseyside, and constituent institutions, in every year since their inception; and if he will break the figures down by whether they are for capital costs, operating costs, or for purchases;

(2) how much of his Department's expenditure on museums has been set aside for the replacement of the Greater London council and metropolitan authorities grants to museums in every year since the Greater London council and metropolitan authorities were abolished; which institutions have benefited; and by how much;

(3) what the total expenditure by his Department on museums and galleries has been in every year since 1976–77; and, within the totals, what sums have been allocated to (a) the national museums, (b) the Museums and Galleries Commission, and (c) the remainder.

Mr. Luce

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

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