Museums and Galleries: Lancashire

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people visited museums in Lancashire in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture)

As part of the 'Best Value' framework for assessing service delivery at the local government level, single tier and county councils report visits to/usage of museums per thousand of the population. The definitions used in Best Value Performance Indicator 170 (BV170) can be downloaded from the website of the Department for Communities and Local Government at:

<> and the data provided by local authorities in any given year can be downloaded from the Audit Commission's website at:


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