HC Deb 06 November 1973 vol 863 c105W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make financial arrangements to ensure the retention in Great Britain of the manuscript copy of Thomas Heywood's play "Tom a Lincoln", which has just come to light.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

If the manuscript is offered for sale, public collections, drawing on their own acquisition funds and such other funds as are available to them, will be able to bid against private and overseas buyers. If the manuscript is bought for export the case will be considered under the usual procedure governing the proposed export of such items.

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