HL Deb 28 February 2000 vol 610 cc53-4WA
Lord Freyberg

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How often the security of works of art in the national museums is reviewed; and how their security arrangements compare with other national museums outside the United Kingdom. [HL977]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The security of works of art in national museums is kept under continuous review as part of the prudent stewardship of such national assets.

Expert advice on security matters is available to museums from the Museums and Galleries Commission. The MGC believes that the United Kingdom compares favourably with the rest of Europe and most of the rest of the world as regards the amount of investment in security arrangements.