HC Deb 25 January 1979 vol 961 cc221-2W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage proportion of the £2 million announced

Percentage change on 1977
1978 Increase Decrease
National Galleries of Scotland 316,228* 21
National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland 72,029* 0.2
Royal Scottish Museum 645,698† 0.2
* The National Galleries of Scotland comprise the National Gallery of Scotland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The figure given for the National Galleries includes attendances at the National Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art, but excludes attendances at the Portrait Gallery. The Portrait Gallery shares a building and entrance with the National Museum of Antiquities; and the figure given for the latter includes attendances at the Portrait Gallery.
† Including Museum of Flight, East Fortune.

Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the total amounts at 1 January 1979 covered by certificates of indemnity issued by the national museums, galleries and libraries in Scotland, in respect of objects lent to their permanent collections on a long-term basis, broken down to the individual institutions, and recording the comprehensive total for all the institutions together.

Mr. McElhone

The information is as follows:

Value of Indemnities at 1 January 1979
National Galleries of Scotland 26,000,000
National Museums and Antiquities of Scotland 300,550
National Library of Scotland 1,810,000
Royal Scottish Museum 2,022,396
TOTAL: 30,132,946

in January 1978 in Command Paper No. 7049, volume 2, page 80, paragraph 20, to enable English, Scottish and Welsh public museums to acquire during 1979–80 additional objects and works of art to assist in the preservation of the national heritage will be available for such institutions in England.

Mr. Oakes

The allocation of this money is still under consideration.

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