HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 c355W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to purchase for the nation the "Crucifixion" by Duccio from the late Lord Crawford's collection and the "Madonna and Child" by Van Dyck which has been displayed in the Fitzwilliam Museum for the last 16 years, both of which paintings are up for auction on 2nd July.

Mr. Mulley

It is in the first instance for individual collections to decide whether they wish to acquire the paintings in question.