§ Nick Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions and representations she has received from regional museums(a) individually and (b) collectively, regarding (i) free admission, (ii) funding by her Department, (iii) funding from other sources and (iv) other issues. 
§ Dr. Howells
My Department received a number of representations from Resource (The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries), national and regional museums and museums' bodies. These were taken into account prior to our announcement of £70 million funding for regional museums from this year to 2005–06.