§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts how much central funding will be made available to assist with the preservation of integrated museum services in the metropolitan counties; and what discussions have taken place.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
[pursuant to his reply, 23 July 1984, c. 392]: My noble Friend anounced in annother place on 11 April 1984 that some central funds would be made available in order to assist the successor authorities to maintain an integrated museum service after abolition. My noble Friend hopes that the district councils concerned will approach him in the near future for detailed discussions, which would include the amount of central money to be available if satisfactory arrangements can be agreed.