HC Deb 21 May 1973 vol 857 cc14-5W
Sir Clive Bossom

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will provide a special grant to assist in retaining in the United Kingdom the picture "Five of Lord Gower's Children" by Romney, now for sale.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

It is for the individual galleries to consider in the first instance whether they wish to acquire this painting which cannot be exported without an export licence. If an application for a special purchase grant is received it will be considered.