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Museums And Art Galleries (Loans)

Volume 645: debated on Tuesday 25 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs on how many occasions and to what amounts during the past 10 years loan sanction has been given to local authorities for new buildings, or extensions or rebuilding programmes for their museums and art galleries.

I regret that the information is not readily available for the period before the financial year 1956–57. The figures for that and subsequent years are as follows:

YearNumber of Loan SanctionsTotal Amount for which Loan Sanction given
1956–57429,608
1957–58357,372
1958–5929,104
1959–60619,617
1960–6121231,723*
1961–62 to date7152,822
* Includes an apportionment of the loan to be expended on the museum and art gallery parts of a composite scheme comprising extensions to an existing library, museum and art gallery.