§ Mr. Anderson
To ask the Minister for the Arts how many works of art accepted in lieu of taxation have been allocated to Welsh galleries or museums; and if he will give details.
§ Mr. Luce
Since the passing of the National Heritage Act 1980, when responsibility for the acceptance of works of art in lieu of tax passed from Her Majesty's Treasury to the Office of Arts and Libraries and the Department of the Environment, the following items have been accepted and allocated to Welsh galleries and museums.
- 1982–83—"Flint Castle" by J. M. W. Turner—National Museum of Wales.
- 1987–88—"Deux Pierreuses" by Henri Toulouse Lautrec—National Museum of Wales.
Both of these offers were unconditional as to their allocation.