§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will place in the Library the correspondence between himself and the president of the Linnean Society on the level of funding for taxonomic research at the natural history museum.
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
To ask the Minister for the Arts what representations he has received from the Geologists Association concerning the attitude of the natural history museum towards sponsorship from South Africa; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Luce
[holding answer 28 June 1990]: An hon. Member has forwarded to me a letter that he received from the president of the Geologists Association about the natural history museum's attitude towards sponsorship from South Africa. Sponsorship policy at national museums and galleries is a matter for their directors and boards of trustees.