HL Deb 12 February 2004 vol 656 c181WA
Lord Faulkner of Worcester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will assist the National Army Museum to acquire the former military dining car which formed part of the Mediterranean Line of Communication (Medloc) trains, and assisted in the movement of allied forces in Europe during and after World War II, and prevent its sale overseas. [HL1089]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

The National Army Museum is a Royal chartered body and a registered charity, which receives the bulk of its running costs, including a purchase grant, via a grant in aid from the Ministry of Defence. Collections policy is the responsibility of the museum's council. The museum has advised that it has no plans to acquire the Medloc dining car and it does not, therefore, require government assistance to this end.