§ Mr. Parry
asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts (1) if there are any plans to increase the art collection at the Tate gallery in Liverpool; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what is the current value of the art collection at the Tate of the North situated in Liverpool.
§ Mr. William Waldegrave
In March, the Government announced its approval of phase 1 of a proposal to convert part of the old Albert dock warehouse buildings, Liverpool, to form an outstation of the Tate gallery in the north. Building work is about to start with the intention of opening the gallery to the public in the spring of 1988. It will then be for the trustees of the Tate gallery to decide which works of art to display.