§ Mr. John Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether his consent was required for the National Museum of Wales to spread its payments for the Rubens cartoon over three years; whether it was given; what inquiries he made before so doing; and what financial adjustments were made as regards the spending profile of the museum for those three years.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
No such consent was required. Over the three years in which the purchase was financed the normal public expenditure re-pricing adjustments were made to the museum's purchase grants.