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Prescot Museum

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Minister for the Arts who will assume responsibility for the Prescot museum after April 1986; and if he will make a statement.

The liabilities of Merseyside county council under the joint agreement between it and Knowsley borough council for the administration of the Prescott museum will vest in the Merseyside Residuary Body on 1 April 1986. The collections at present on loan to the museum from Merseyside county council will vest in the new Merseyside Museum and Galleries Trustee Body which is to be established by Order in Council in accordance with section 46 of the Local Government Act 1985. It will be for all the parties involved to discuss future administrative and loan arrangements for the Prescot museum.