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Museums and Galleries

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many items in national museums and galleries have not been on public display in the last three years. (74511)

The number of collection items in the DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries that have not been on public display in the past three years was estimated to have been around 105 million in October 2005. I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for East Devon (Mr. Swire) on 11 October 2005, Official Report, column 459W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the most recent estimate is of the size of the reserve collections of the national museums and galleries. (74512)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for East Devon (Mr. Swire) on 11 October 2005, Official Report, column 459W.