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Cultural Heritage: Antarctic

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will take steps to support the efforts being made to preserve the Ross Sea Antarctic huts; and, following her answer of 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 63W, on the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, what progress has been made in seeking private funds. (124722)

On 23 February the Government announced that they are to contribute £250,000 to the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust to support its work to restore Scott's hut at Cape Evans. DCMS has also asked Arts and Business to work with UKAHT on their fund raising campaign.