§ 17. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received on the allocation of funding to galleries. 
§ Mr. Fisher
Representations have been received from both national, designated and local museums and galleries and others, including the Museums and Galleries Commission, the Museums Association, the Association of Independent Museums, and many other interested organisations and individuals. All of these representations have been carefully considered as part of our Departmental Spending Review.
Many of these submissions point out the continually eroding levels of funding under the last few years of the previous administration, a trend which this Government are finally reversing.