HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 c591W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he has taken to assist the principal museums of Wales; and if he will make a statement. [44594]

Mr. Ron Davies

My Department provided funding of £12.3 million to the National Museums and Galleries of Wales in 1997–98. In addition, the Council of Museums in Wales, the body which represents non-national local museums throughout Wales, received £522,000 and a grant of £100,000 was made to the Big Pit mining museum at Blaenavon.

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