Culture, Media and Sport Committee

17 January 2007, Session 2006-07




Oral evidence session

Caring for our Collections

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee announced on 25 July a new inquiry into the heritage sector - Caring for our Collections. 

The Committee is particularly interested in the following issues:

• Funding, with particular reference to the adequacy of the budget for museums, galleries and archives, and the impact of the London 2012 Olympics on Lottery funding for their sector;

• Acquisition and disposal policies with particular reference to due diligence obligations on acquisition and legal restrictions on disposal of objects

• The remit and effectiveness of DCMS, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and other relevant organisations in representing cultural interests inside and outside Government.

The Committee will hold its fifth oral evidence session at the House of Commons in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House on Tuesday 23 January at 10.30am. 

The witnesses are:

At 10.30am

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

At 11.30am

David Lammy MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs