§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Minister for the Arts if he will make it his policy to monitor the effect of admission charges on attendances at museums for which his Department is responsible; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Luce
I shall continue to watch with interest the levels of attendance of all the museums and galleries for which I am responsible. Many factors however can affect attendance, and it is difficult to isolate the effects of arty one on a particular set of figures. The introduction of museum charges is properly a matter for the trustees' discretion, in the light of the particular circumstances of their institution.