HL Deb 06 October 1998 vol 593 c83WA
Baroness Lockwood

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What future financial arrangements they have for the National Coal Mining Museum for England. [HL3348]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

I am pleased to announce that the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has agreed to provide annual revenue support, via the National Museum for Science and Industry (NMSI), to enable the National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCMME) to remain open to the public. Revenue support of £770,000 will be made available in 1999–2000. The trustees of the NMSI have agreed to assume ownership of the collections of the NCMME, which will continue to be managed by the trustees of that museum.