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Archaeology

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) adults and (b) children came to events organised with the Portable Antiquities Scheme as part of National Archaeology Week 2007; and if he will make a statement. (156938)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) adults and (b) children came to events organised with the portable antiquities scheme as part of National Archaeology Week 2007; and if he will make a statement. (157361)

Of the people who attended events organised by the Portable Antiquities Scheme as part of National Archaeology Week 2007, (a) 4,193 were adults; and (b) 3,040 were children. This highlights the excellent work the PAS does in educating people about archaeology.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many finds were (a) identified and (b) recorded by the portable antiquities scheme as part of National Archaeology Week 2007; and if he will make a statement. (157067)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many finds were (a) identified and (b) recorded by the portable antiquities scheme as part of National Archaeology Week 2007; and if he will make a statement. (157362)

During National Archaeology Week 2007, the portable antiquities scheme (a) identified 2,331 finds; and (b) recorded 659 finds. This highlights the excellent role the scheme is playing in helping us learn more about our past.