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Museums

Volume 128: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he intends to publish a policy statement for museums in Northern Ireland.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Irish Museums Association in Ireland about the role of museums in Northern Ireland.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he intends to provide funding for museums in Northern Ireland other than the Ulster museum.

In addition to the Ulster museum, the Government provides funding for the Ulster folk and transport museum and the Ulster American folk park. To date it has not been possible to make available resources to other museums.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the budgetary allocation to museums in Northern Ireland in each of the financial years from 1982–83 to 1986–87 inclusive.

The information is as follows:

RecurrentCapitalPurchase grant
£££
Ulster Museum
1982–831,745,00074,000
1983–841,800,000181,000
1984–851,897,000167,00030,000
1985–862,027,000115,00045,000
1986–872,108,000280,000135,000
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
1982–831,379,00076,000
1983–841,390,000107,000
1984–851,399,00085,00020,000
1985–861,527,000182,00025,000
1986–871,585,000239,00055,000

Recurrent

Capital

Purchase grant

£

£

£

Ulster American Folk Park

1982–83229,0009,000
1983–84242,0007,000
1984–85261,00059,0005,000
1985–86267,000113,0005,000
1986–87303,00059,0005,000