HC Deb 12 November 1968 vol 773 c69W
65. Sir J. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is satisfied that there has been no transfer of funds outside this country as a result of any recent purchases of paintings from foreign citizens resident in this country; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Harold Lever

Exchange Control permission is normally granted for payments of this kind. Such permission was granted to the National Gallery in September for payment of £150,000 in connection with the purchase which the hon. Gentleman may well have in mind.