§ Mr. Peter Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for culture, Media and sport if he will make a statement on the future of Musicworks. 
NDPD Admit the public to all meetings Hold public meetings Have lay or consumer board members16 Operate a form of appeal or complaints procedure Statutory requirements Arts Council of England No Yes No Yes No British Library No No Yes Yes No British Museum No No 1Yes Yes No British Film Institute No Yes Yes Yes No British Tourist Authority No No No Yes No Broadcasting Standards Commission No 9Yes 10Yes 11Yes 12No Crafts Council No Yes No Yes No English Heritage No No 5Yes Yes No English Sports Council No Yes No Yes No English Tourist Board No Yes No Yes No Football Licensing Authority No No No Yes No Geffrye Museum No No Yes No No Historic Royal Palaces No No Yes Yes No Horniman Museum No Yes No Yes No Imperial War Museum No Yes 2Yes Yes No Library and Information Commission No No Yes Yes No Millennium Commission No 19No No Yes No National Film and Television School 13No No No 14No No National Lottery Charity Board No Yes Yes Yes No New Millennium Experience Co. Ltd. No 17Yes 18No Yes 20Yes Museum of London No No 6Yes Yes No Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester No Yes Yes Yes No Museums and Galleries Commission5 No No Yes Yes No National Gallery No Yes Yes Yes No National Heritage Memorial Fund No Yes No 15Yes No National Maritime Museum No No No Yes No National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside No 3No No Yes No National Museum of Science and Industry No Yes 7Yes Yes No National Portrait Gallery No No 4No Yes No Natural History Museum No No No Yes No NESTA No No No No No NOF No Yes No Yes No Public Lending Right No No Yes Yes No Royal Armouries No No No No No Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts No No Yes Yes No Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) No No No Yes No Sir John Soane's Museum No No Yes Yes No Tate Gallery No No Yes Yes No UK Sports Council No No No No No Victoria and Albert Museum No No No Yes No Wallace Collection No Yes Yes Yes No
1The British Museum say that all their Board Members are visitors and users. Those Trustees that sit on the External Relational and Public Services Committee have particular responsibility for consumer interests including disability issues.470W
§ Mr. Chris Smith
[holding answer 8 February 1999]: While this is primarily a matter for the London Arts Board and Musicworks other core funders, I am aware that Musicworks has experienced a range of difficulties, including the accumulation of debt, which have resulted in the closure of the project. I understand also that the potential for another arts organisation with similar charitable objectives to acquire Musicworks facilities continues to be explored, with the intention of securing the building, and donor investment in its refurbishment, to the benefit of the local community.