HC Deb 29 July 1965 vol 717 c163W
Mr. Tinn

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement about Government assistance to the National Portrait Gallery towards the recent purchase of the portrait of James Boswell by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Miss Jennie Lee

Yes. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has agreed that Parliament should be invited to approve a special grant of £20,000 towards the purchase of this picture. A Supplementary Estimate will be laid before Parliament in due course. Meanwhile the money will be advanced from the Civil Contingencies Fund.