HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 cc612-3W
Mr. Cormack

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will make a special grant to the city of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to enable it to purchase the picture of the east front of Warwick Castle by Canaletto for which an export licence was recently suspended.

Mr. Oakes

An application for a special purchase grant for this purpose has been received from the museum and is being considered in relation to the resources which will in due course become available for purchase grants for 1978–9.