34. Mr. Norman Smith
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the Chatsworth art collection forms a valuable part of the British artistic heritage; and if he will, having regard to the incidence of death duties on the Devonshire estate, consider
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Eight hundred and seventy-eight applications for Treasury consent have been made. Fourteen applications have been refused.
§ Mr. Grimond
Can the Chancellor indicate the sort of grounds upon which these applications are now refused?
§ Mr. Butler
Not without notice or without detaining the House for a very long time. If the hon. Gentleman puts that Question down, I will endeavour to answer it.