HC Deb 24 May 1979 vol 967 c205W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will arrange for Government indemnities for damage or loss to be made available in respect of loans of works of art from private sources, whether long-term or for temporary exhibition, to those local authority or university museums which qualify, in the opinion of the security adviser to the national museums, to receive loans so indemnified from national museums; and whether temporary exhibitions at the Royal Academy could qualify for indemnification under similar conditions.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

I intend to look carefully at every possibility of increasing the public display of works of art, and will be considering what contribution might be made by an extension of present Government indemnity arrangements.