§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will hold an open, independent inquiry into the administration and running costs of the National museum of Wales; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
No. The council of the National museum of Wales has appointed a new director and has taken steps to strengthen its financial administration. It is also setting up a full independent inquiry into the conduct and management of the museum's department of art. I see no need for a further inquiry of the kind proposed.