§ 15. Mr. Robert Cooke
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works why he has authorised a large outdoor advertising display on the Hampton site adjoining the National Gallery; what will be the duration of the display; what revenues will be derived from it; and whether these will be assigned to improvements to the National Gallery.
§ Mr. Sharples
The advertising display has been arranged by the lessees of the site with our approval and that of the Westminster City Council, and the current lease of the site runs to January, 1965. The rent for the site as a whole covers the advertising display. The revenue is credited to the Ministry's Votes as some return on the capital cost of the site.