§ 20. Rob Marris
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what measures her Department is taking to improve museums and galleries in the regions. 
§ Tessa Jowell
We will be providing £70 million for regional museums from this year until 2005–06.
Extra funding will also be made available to the national museums to enable them to work in partnership with regional museums. Additionally there will be funds from the Department for Education and Skills to support museums' education.