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National Museum Of Wales (Space)

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 13 April 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he proposes to assist museums to acquire adequate space for their exhibits; and whether he is aware of the problems arising out of lack of space with which the National Museum of Wales is confronted.

The provision of buildings for the national museums in England and Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works. I am aware of the problems of the National Museum of Wales, which receives a grant-in-aid from the Science and Arts Vote. The grant for 1953–54 was increased so that the galleries might be rearranged to exhibit the collection bequeathed by the late Miss Gwendoline Davies.