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Victoria And Albert Museum

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why the Victoria and Albert Museum is to close one day in each week; and what savings will be made by this action.

It is a consequence of the reductions in Civil Service manpower to which the Government are committed. As a result the number of warder posts will be reduced by 22.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will consider making recommendations that the Victoria and Albert Museum should be reopened on Fridays on a charge basis to cover costs.

No. It is Government policy to make no charge for admission to a national museum.