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Lords considers Covid-19 impact on museums and galleries

22 May 2020

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Members of the Lords asked the government what steps it was taking to support museums, galleries, and historic buildings open to the public that are affected by the restrictions in place to address the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday 21 May.

Speakers included a former member of the Historic Buildings Council and the director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.

Lord Cormack (Conservative), former member of the Historic Buildings Council, put forward the debate.

Members taking part included:

Baroness Barran (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government.

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