HC Deb 21 January 2002 vol 378 c619W
31. Mr. Hopkins

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people visited national museums in December. [26198]

Tessa Jowell

Overall some 200,000 more people visited in December 2001 than in December 2000 taking the total to 1.8 million. Visitors to those that went free on or just prior to 1 December doubled. This clearly demonstrates the success of our policy to abolish admission charges.