HC Deb 12 December 1950 vol 482 c131W
52. Mr. Erroll

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the approximate value of pictures exempted from Death Duties by the Act of 1930 for each of the last five years; and in how many cases have the heirs subsequently attempted to sell.

Mr. Gaitskell

Separate figures for pictures are not available, but the values of all objects, including pictures, exempted from Death Duties by Section 40 of the Finance Act, 1930, are, for each of the last five years approximately as follows:

1946 570,000
1947 437,000
1948 801,000
1949 754,000
1950 (up to 5th December) 1,285,000

The information asked for in the last part of the hon. Member's Question could not be provided without a disproportionate amount of work.