§ Mr. Dismore
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future development of the RAF museum at Hendon and Cosford. 
§ Mr. Spellar
Development of the RAF Museum is a matter for its Trustees. A new Visitor Centre at the RAF Museum's Cosford site was completed last year. The Trustees' plans for a major development at Hendon, which are dependent upon Heritage Lottery Fund grants, are progressing well. My Department supports these plans. Indeed, we funded the initial work and have promised further funds towards the Museum's contribution to the development costs.