§ 32. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster why he will not seek powers to control large expenditures of public funds by galleries in the United Kingdom which receive public support so as to prevent public funds being spent to the extent of £2½ million on a Rubens painting, as recently happened with the National Gallery.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The purchase grants made available to national 481W museums and galleries are already subject to the approval of Parliament.