§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funds have been provided for the National Collections Centre from(a) the Government, (b) the National Lottery and (c) private sources since its inception. 
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The Government have allocated £1.4 million over the next two years to the National Museum of Science and Industry, for purchase of the site for the National Collections Centre and its refurbishment.
A bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund is being considered. No private funding is currently involved.