HC Deb 06 February 1956 vol 548 cc162-3W
Mr. G. R. Strauss

asked the Secretary to the Treasury the date and terms of a Minute issued to the trustees of the National Gallery concerning the period during which their pictures may be loaned.

Mr. H. Brooke

The following is the text of a Treasury Minute, dated 20th September, 1955, relating to the lending of pictures by the Trustees of the National GalleryMy Lords read again their Minute of 5th February, 1955, relating to the setting up of the Tate Gallery as an independent Institution, under the terms of the National Gallery and Tate Gallery Act, 1954. The First Lords states to the Board that the Trustees of the National Gallery have decided that, in the exercise of their lending powers under the National Gallery and Tate Gallery Act, 1954, they will set a definite term to loans of pictures from the Gallery and that, save in exceptional circumstances, loans will not be made for periods exceeding five years. My Lords approve.

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