§ Joyce Quin
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she plans to meet the Council for Museums and Libraries to discuss the funding of regional museums, with specific reference to those in north-east England. 
§ Tessa Jowell
My right hon. Friend the Minister for the Arts will shortly be meeting Lord Evans of Temple Guiting, the Chairman of Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, to discuss the report by the Regional Museum Task Force "Renaissance in the Regions: a new vision for England's museums" which was published last October.
The report makes recommendations for a new framework for museums and galleries in England's regions, including the north-east.