§ Mr. Wolrige-Gordon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether public funds are being made available towards the purchase by the National Gallery of Scotland of the painting by Domenichino entitled "The Adoration of the Shepherds".
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
Yes. An amount of £105,000 is being made available, and an advance of this sum will be made from the Contingencies Fund in the first instance. Parliamentary approval will be sought in due course.