HL Deb 29 November 2000 vol 619 c151WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

By whom the Trustees of the British Museum are appointed; and what are their terms of reference. [HL4788]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The British Museum has 25 trustees. They are appointed as follows:

Her Majesty the Queen, one; The Prime Minister, 15; Trustees, five; the Secretary of State for Culture Media & Sport appoints four on the nomination of the Royal Academy, the Society of Antiquaries, the British Academy and the Royal Society.

The responsibilities of the Trustees are set out in Sections 2–7 of the British Museum Act 1963.