§ Mr. Adam Hunter
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has for grants to the Scottish museums and galleries in 1979–80.
§ Mr. Millan
Plans for next year's expenditure have not yet been presented to Parliament for approval, but I am giving the following information about grants in 1979–80 to the institutions concerned for planning purposes:
£'000 Proposed purchase grants:— National Galleries of Scotland 685 National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland 92 Royal Scottish Museum 185 Central funds for assistance with acquisitions by local museums: administered by the Royal Scottish Museum 83 Royal Scottish Museum Heritage Purchases*(grant-in-aid) 390 Other Grant:— Council for Museums and Galleries in Scotland 145 These do not cover the institutions' administrative expenses. * This grant is to enable museums and galleries, both local and national, to acquire additional objects and works of art to assist with the preservation of the national heritage.