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Museums And Galleries

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the level of grant-in-aid subsidy was per visitor for (a) national museums and galleries on Merseyside, (b) the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and (c) Tyne and Wear museums, in each year since 1994. [16191]

The details requested are listed in the table. The figures are not strictly comparable. For the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (NMGM) and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MSIM) the grant figures shown represent grant in aid provided by the then Department of National Heritage. Neither the NMGM nor the MSIM receive core revenue funding from their respective local authorities. In the case of the Tyne and Wear Museums Service (TWMS) the

Government grant £000VisitorsGrant per visitor
These figures are not comparable, since the basis on which these museums/museums services are funded are different.