§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which national museums and galleries already possess publications departments functioning as independent entities under their boards of Trustees; whether additions to these are being set up or contemplated; and whether she will specify the institutions in which such a change is envisaged.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The National and Tate Galleries have publications departments functioning independently under their Trustees. A company—British Museum Publications Limited—has been established with a view to assuming the functions of the British Museum Publications Department in the near future. No other proposals for change have been submitted to my noble Friend.