§ Mr. Hendry
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if his Department will investigate proposals by Derbyshire county council to mothball Buxton museum; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Key
Buxton museum and art gallery is funded by Derbyshire county council. I understand from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment that the education committee of the county council has agreed to discuss with High Peak council the future of Buxton museum and art gallery. I understand that the East Midlands museums service has offered advice and guidance to the county council.