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The decision on new applications to join is taken by all the Commonwealth Heads of Government. Commonwealth Heads of Government voted unanimously to allow Rwanda to join the organisation in Trinidad in November 2009.
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the review of funding for university museums and galleries led by Sir Muir Russell to be completed; when they expect a report and their response to be published; and what discussions Sir Muir Russell intends to undertake in the course of his review with directors of university museums. [HL1087]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Lord Young of Norwood Green): This review has been commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). As part of the review process, all institutions in receipt of this funding were asked for detailed submissions supporting their case for continued funding. In addition, Sir Muir will discuss their particular circumstances with the institutions concerned. HEFCE expects to receive the review's findings in February. The report and matters arising from it are currently expected to be discussed by the HEFCE board in April. The report and HEFCE's response will be published after the board's consideration.
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